Forget the bridge, a ferry, a boat or even a jet ski, this trip will be all man power.

It is official. the 'Mighty Mac Swim' will happen on August 11 2019 and registration is now open. According to the web-site

The Mighty Mac Swim is an epic 4-mile swim across the beautiful Straits of Mackinac between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, alongside the iconic Mackinac Bridge.  This celebrated annual event is both challenging and awe-inspiring!

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This epic swim follows the iconic Mackinac Bridge and the beauty of the area is stunning, making for an awe-inspiring experience.

The swim will cost you $375.00 and it is not for a weak swimmer. Here is what you get for swim...

  • The pride & satisfaction of completing a true “bucket list”swim.  Induction into the Mighty Mac Swim Hall of Fame if you complete this achievement more than once.

  • Unique and coveted trophies, designed to be symbolic of the two historic 18th century forts in the Straits area (Fort Michilimackinac & Fort Mackinac), and induction into the Mighty Mac Swim Hall of Fame for top three male and female finishers.  Overall champions are invited back the following year for free to defend their titles.  Handsome age-group medals (3 deep, male & female) and Mighty Mac Swim Hall of Fame recognition for multi-time age-group award recipients.  Finisher’s medals for all who reach Michigan’s upper peninsula.

    • Pre-swim cruise aboard Star Line’s Chippewa to the Mackinac Bridge and a 4-foot jump from the ferry deck.  This experience is topped only by the swim itself!

    • A patriotic send-off for you and our Veteran Swim Team you will not forget

    • Participation in the Mighty Mac Swim earns you points toward world recognition in the Global Swim Series!

    • Mighty Mac Swim athletic jersey (You can only earn a jersey through participating in the Mighty Mac Swim.  These will never be for sale.  Other merchandise is available for purchase in our Shop).

    • Mighty Mac Swim latex cap

    • USCG rescue whistle

    • Finish line refreshments (traditional Northern Michigan favorites)

    • Entertainment values in conjunction with packet pick-up at the Kewadin Casino

    • Download great photos of your Mighty Mac Swim experience from our Facebook page

    • Downloadable sample training schedule and strategy

    • Membership in the Mighty Mac Swim STRAVA Club to network and share your workouts with other Mighty Mac swimmers.  First, you must sign up for STRAVA (free).

    • Steep discounts on Aquaman wetsuits, open water buoy/dry bags and other swim accessories

    • Discounted lodging at the Kewadin Casino

    • Discounts to area attractions

    • Saturday night fireworks over the water in St. Ignace.  We can’t take credit for this one, but you will enjoy it!

I think I am a pretty strong swimmer, but  this a challenge that I am not up for...are you?


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