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Coronado Rough Water Swim

July 3rd, 2021

!!NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!!

LIVE of VIRTUAL Options

ONLINE LEADER BOARD OPENS JULY 3RD - 5TH

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Coronado’s Annual 4th of July Rough Water Swim has a great history and this year marks 63 years of hosting this amazingly patriotic swim - We will be hosting the event LIVE for 2021!

Last year we were forced to turn our historic event into a virtual swim this year the City of Coronado has planned to celebrate the 4th of July with in-person events. These events will take place on July 3rd out of respect for the 4th of July falling on a Sunday in 2021. We will make minor adjustments to staging and heats to ensure safe execution of our event in the wake of COVID, ensure we are all following all State and County guidance but we are excited to return to the BEACH this JULY!

 

For Swimmers around the US and other countries who would like to compete we will still be offering a VIRTUAL swim, find a venue to swim their respective distances, then post their swim times on our virtual LEADER BOARD which will be available live starting July 3rd and close on July 5th. All registered athletes will receive a FINISHER MEDAL, RACE T-SHIRT and SWIM CAP.

 

Virtual Swimmers will have the option to swim in the ocean, bay/cove or even their pool to record their time. Once you've completed your swim post your results by selecting your distance and venue type (ocean, bay/cove or pool) and watch how well you do against swimmers from all over the world.

 

Online Registration will close on July 1, 2021 but we will have Day-Of registration on the beach in Coronado on July 3rd.

 

Virtual participants who register after June 11 may not receive their race gear before July 3rd. Share your celebratory swim with us by tagging us in your race day photos @4thofJulyRoughWaterSwim!

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Adult Race Categories

1 Mile Distance

PRICE: $55 Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 18+ Only
  • ONLINE Leader Board Opens July 3rd
  • Individual Age Group/Open

1 Mile Distance

Price: $50 (Active MIL) Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • Active Military
  • ONLINE Leader Board Open July 3rd
  • Individual Age Group/Open

Half Mile Distance

Price: $45 Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 18+ Only
  • ONLINE Leader Opens July 3rd
  • Individual Age Group/Open

Youth Race Categories

250 YARD DISTANCE

Price: $40 Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 12 & Under Only
  • ONLINE Leader Board Opens July 3rd
  • USAS Membership Not Required

HALF MILE DISTANCE

Price: $45 Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 17 & Under Only
  • ONLINE Leader Board Opens July 3rd
  • USAS Membership Not Required

1 MILE DISTANCE

Price: $55 Registration Closes July 1, 2021

  • 17 & Under Only
  • ONLINE Leader Board Opens July 3rd
  • USAS Membership Not Required

General Info

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2021 4th of July Rough Water Swim 

IN-PERSON (LIVE)

We will be hosting our event Live - In-Person, in Coronado on July 3, 2021 as we have for 60+ years. We are excited to bring this event back after having to do a virtual event for 2020. We will make minor adjustments to the number of swimmers in each heat/waves to meet State and County guidance but the race will be as fun and as patriotic as it has always been. We will send out detailed race day guidance after registration closed on July 1st.

VIRTUAL (From Anywhere)

Due to COVID-19 we ran our event in 2020 VIRTUALLY! For our first time offering this option it went well! We are so excited to find fun and creative ways to STILL celebrate the 4th of July with swimmers and athletes around the world. Below is all the details on how the event will work:

  • Register Online Before July 1, 2021 - Although we encourage on-line international participant to registration by June 11, 2021 to make sure we can still get you all your race day apparel before 4th of July! All our athletes will receive their Finisher Medal, T-shirt and Swim Cap
  • Swimmers can use any available VENUE to complete their swim - Ocean, Bay/ Cove, OR Pool - and will compete with other athletes in their same water venue!
  • Our ONLINE Leader Board will be available starting 8:00 AM PST on July 3rd and close at 10:00 PM PST on July 5th - this gives swimmers from all over the flexibility to participate in their swim and STILL have a full day of 4th of July fun with family and friends - Swimmers will be able to select their age category, distance and venue type 
  • We will send a special prize out to athletes who WIN their age and venue

Safety Note - We recommend athletes who are going to swim in an open body of water (like and Ocean or Bay) have a swim buddy or use a swim safety buoy (example click here) during the swim. 

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. Younger athletes participating virtually in this year's event we recommend any YOUNGER swimmers who wish to compete ask their coaches during their practice to time them on their respective distance and then of course pose for a FINISHER PHOTO!!. If youth athletes prefer to do the swim in open water we HIGHLY recommend they have a swim buddy or a parent in a kayak for support. We also recommend all open water swimmers use an open water swim safety buoy (example click here). 

Only Swimmers participating in the LIVE (In-Person) Event will be eligible for awards! 

First Overall Male and Female Finishers (1 Mile)

TOP Male and Female Swimmers for ALL Age categories below:
250 Yard swim (12U)

Youth Half mile swim (17U)

Youth Mile swim (17U)

Open Half Mile: 18-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69, 70+, and Active Military Challenge

Open Mile swim: 18-29,30-39,40-49,50-59,60-69, 70+, and Active Military Challenge

Virtual participants are competing for bragging rights through the ONLINE Leader Board!

Swimmers may wear wetsuits in accordance with USA Triathlon Guidelines we strongly encourage athletes to avoid wetsuits get than >5mm please No fins, snorkels, paddles or other equipment to be fair for all swimmers.

Virtual Swimmers - Compliance is on the honor system!

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

EVENT SCHEDULE

250 Yard Race 12 & Under
Check In: 7:00-8:00
Race Start: 8:20

Youth 1/2 Mile Race 17 & Under
Check In: 7:00-8:15 
Race Start: ~8:45

Open 1/2 Mile 18 & Older
Check In: 7:00-8:15
Race Time: ~8:50

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

Open 1 Mile 18 & Older
Check In: 7:00-9:00
Race Time: ~9:10

Only swimmers registered before June 11, 2020 are guaranteed to receive their race day apparel and finisher medal before 4th of July. 

No refunds will be given due to weather impacts or marine life delays. 

2021 Course Map PDF Down Load 

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