Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim

From Openwaterpedia

(Redirected from Manhattan Beach Swim)
Jump to: navigation, search
Swimmers nearing the finish of the Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim, a memorial swim in Manhattan Beach, California, photographed by Sean Hiller/Staff Photographer of the Daily Breeze
Taylor Spivey winning the 2011 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim in Manhattan Beach, California, doing a beach finish photographed by Sean Hiller/Staff Photographer of the Daily Breeze
Race director Gary Crum with Taylor Spivey after 2013 Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim from Hermosa Beach to Manhattan Beach, California

The Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim (also known as the Manhattan Beach Swim) is a memorial swim that is part of Manhattan Beach's annual International Surf Festival. It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

It is a point-to-point ocean swim in Los Angeles, California. The most popular open water swim in the greater Southern California area, it starts on the south side of Hermosa Beach Pier and finishes on the north side of the Manhattan Beach Pier.


Dwight Crum

Dwight Crum was the Lifeguard Captain in the South Bay and the first coordinator when the International Surf Festival began in 1962. He held this position until his retirement in 1972. At this time, the race was renamed in his honor. Crum swam the Pier-to-Pier Swim every year until the age of 72.


2 miles




City Manhattan Beach

State/County/Province California

Country USA

Region Americas


Name Gary Crum

Email pier2pier_swim@verizon.net.

Event Information

Month: August

Website: Surf Festival

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No

External links

Personal tools
Annual Recognition
Insurance and Sanctions
OWS Conferences
Race Calendar
Travel & Vacations
Education Programs
About OWP
Courtesy of