Promontory Point Open Water Swimmers (Chicago)
The Promontory Point Open Water Swimmers - alternatively known as the Point Penguins or the Ladies in Pink - are an ad-hoc group of people who swim in Lake Michigan near Promontory Point in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Point Swimmers also host a New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim (unless the lake is frozen over) and biannual Swims Around the Rocks to celebrate the Summer Solstice and Autumnal Equinox.
Promontory Point is easily accessible from downtown Chicago via the Metra-Electric line (51st/53rd or 55th/56th/57th St stop) or CTA bus (#6, #10, or #X28 lines). Limited free parking is available along S. Shore Dr between 53rd & 55th. Paid parking is available in the lot at the eastern terminus of 55th Street.
Swimmers of all abilities are welcome.