Coronado Rough Water Swim

July 4th, 2020


Coronado’s Annual 4th of July Rough Water Swim has a great history and this year marks 61 years of hosting this amazingly patriotic swim.

Swimmers of all ages and abilities compete in a variety of distances. All participants receive an event t-shirt (not guaranteed for day-of registrations), finisher medal, and swim cap. This ocean swim is a fantastic way to start the July 4th holiday! Check in starts at 7:00am on July 4th. Early check-in is available on July 3, from 4:30-6:30pm at BBMAC pool 818 Sixth Street Coronado High school pool.

Each year participants come from all over the world to challenge themselves in this annual event. With age groups from under 12 to over 70 years old demonstrating their commitment to ocean swimming everyone will enjoy entering or watching the challenge. Entry is still open to swimmers of all ages…Sign up today!


Adult Race Categories

1 Mile Distance


  • 18+ Only
  • 9:15am Start Time
  • Individual Age Group/Open

1 Mile Distance


  • Active Military
  • 9:15am Start Time
  • Individual Age Group/Open

Half Mile Distance


  • 18+ Only
  • 8:45am Start Time
  • Individual Age Group/Open

Youth Race Categories



  • 12 & Under Only
  • 8:30am Start Time
  • USAS Membership Not Required



  • 17 & Under Only
  • 8:30am Start Time
  • USAS Membership Not Required



  • 17 & Under Only
  • 9:00am Start Time
  • USAS Membership Not Required

General Info


Youth Swimmers

We want to remind our parents this is an open water race and all youth athlete should have a strong aquatics background. We recommend only kids who participate in water polo or competitive swimming regularly participate in this event. A strong contingent of lifeguards are always present during our races however we ask all parents/guardians to use strict judgement when enrolling their children in this event. We ask competitors 12 years old and under have their coach’s written approval for entry into the Youth half-mile or Youth mile events.


First Overall Male and Female Finishers (1 Mile)

1st- 3rd Male and Female for categories below:
250 Yard swim (12U)
Youth Half mile swim (17U)
Youth Mile swim (17U)
Open Mile swim: 18-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69, 70+, and Active Military Challenge

First Place Finishers IN EACH AGE CATEGORY OF THE OPEN 1 MILE: Will receive a Special Prize.. details coming soon!

Suits & Gear

Swimmers may wear wetsuits in accordance with USA Triathlon Guidlines any participants wearing >5mm wet siuts in the mile will not be eligible for awards. No fins,snorkels, paddles or other equipment allowed.


For a full schedule of the Coronado Independence Day Celebration 2019 please visit The Coronado Times.


250 Yard Race 12 & Under
Check In: 7:30-8:15
Race Start: 8:30

Youth 1/2 Mile Race 17 & Under
Check In: 7:30-8:30
Race Start: 8:45

Youth 1 Mile Race 17 & Under
Check In: 7:30-8:45
Race Time: 9:00

Open 1 Mile 18 & Older
Check In: 7:30-9:00
Race Time: 9:15


Only preregistered swimmers are guaranteed custom event t-shirts, participation medals, unique swim caps, and participation items.

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