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Coronado Rough Water Swim

July 4th, 2020

!!NOW BEING HOSTED VIRTUALLY!!

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 62 years of hosting this amazingly patriotic swim - For the first time our celebratory swim will be DONE virtually!

Given current restrictions the City of Coronado was forced to make the difficult decision and cancel this year's 4th of July events, including our historic swim. BUT...Swimmers of all ages and abilities can STILL compete in our 2020 4th of July Rough Water Swim. Swimmers can register for our 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.

 

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. Top finishers in each age category, distance and venue type will receive a special prize!

 

Registration will close on June 28, 2020 to ensure athletes receive their race day gear before the 4th of July! 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: $35 Registration Closes June 28, 2020

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

1 Mile Distance

Price: $30 (Active MIL) Registration Closes June 28, 2020

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

Half Mile Distance

Price: $35 Registration Closes June 28, 2020

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

Youth Race Categories

250 YARD DISTANCE

Price: $30 Registration Closes June 28, 2020

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

HALF MILE DISTANCE

Price: $35 Registration Closes June 28, 2020

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

1 MILE DISTANCE

Price: $35 Registration Closes June 28, 2020

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

General Info

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2020 VIRTUAL 4th of July Rough Water Swim 

Due to COVID-19 we had to turn our event VIRTUAL! for 2020. 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 June 28, 2020 - 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. 

Special Venue Note - We are working with the City of Coronado to have a 200 meter loop available at Central Beach (ocean) and Glorrietta Bay Park (San Diego Bay) for athletes who are in the San Diego area and want a marked course for their swim. We are working to have the courses marked for your convenience starting July 3rd and available through July 5th. More details will be sent out with regards to available marked courses in the San Diego area as the event draws near. 

 

 

 

 

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. Since athletes will be 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). 

First Overall Male and Female Finishers (1 Mile)

TOP Male and Female Swimmers for ALL categories below for EACH venue (OCEAN, BAY/ COVER or POOL) will receive a special prize in the mail! Details coming soon.
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

This is a virtual swim so compliance with these rules will be on the honor system:

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.

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: 7:30-8:15
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 swimmers registered before June 28, 2020 are guaranteed to receive their race day apparel and finisher medal before 4th of July. 

2020 Course Map PDF Down Load 

CLICK HERE