Swim from Hermosa Beach Pier to Manhattan Beach Pier.
The Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim is one of the most popular long distance swims in the United States. Last year over 1100 swimmers completed this grueling two-mile course. Swimmers enter the water on the south side of the 10th Street Lifeguard Tower (South of the Hermosa Beach Pier). They swim round the Pier, parallel to shore then round the Manhattan Beach Pier and finish on the beach.
Any contestant who did not complete the 2013 Pier-to-Pier swim must pass a 500-meter “check out” swim. Swim “check outs” will be held at the Hermosa Beach Pier on July 12th, 19th, and 20th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Decisions of Lifeguards at “check out” are final. 2013 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim finishers are exempt from “check out”.