TikiSwim4 featuring WARMER WATER!!!
Navy Ships, Pirate ships, Coast Guard vessels, even replica Spanish Galleons have made their way in to the Oceanside harbor, but on the last Sunday morning of September the Oceanside Harbor will welcome Tiki swimmers and thanks to El Nino we are anticipating warmer water.
Both the 1.2 and 2.4 mile courses are a point to point courses finishing in the parking lot just above the boat launch ramp in the Oceanside Harbor. But don’t worry about getting back to the start as we have double decker shuttle buses to shuttle athletes, family and guests back to their cars.
NEW for TikiSwim4 will be separate finish lines for wetsuit and traditional swimmers. This way if you decide last minute to change categories, you only need to finish at the appropriate finish line.
2.4 miles of FUN!!
The 2.4 mile swim will be a beach start at 7:30 from the south side of the Oceanside Pier. Athletes will swim out and around the pier before heading north, parallel to shore, for the Harbor mouth. Once in the shelter of the harbor, swimmers will make a few right hand turns with the final turn and sprint finish up the boat ramp. The cutoff time for the swim is 2 hours and 20 minutes.
1.2 miles of FUN!!
Athletes opting for the 1.2 mile option will also have a beach start starting at the end of S. Harbor Drive. These athletes will head out at a slight angle to merge on to the swim course about 200 yards offshore. Start time for the 1.2 mile swim will be 8:00 with same cutoff time of 9:50.
Safety and more
There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our swimmers. Our course will be staffed by the City of Oceanside lifeguards as well as being patrolled by the Oceanside Police’s multiple patrol boats and PWCs. Additionally, we are fortunate to have the perimeter support provide by the Oceanside Outrigger Club. Lastly there is the Hammer Nutrition floating aid station stocked with HEED, Hammer Gel and bottles of water for swimmers in need of hydration. Our goal is the safest and most athlete friendly course in southern California.