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Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, Washington
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Swim Defiance re-enacts the 1926 Dalco Passage crossing. The race location is Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park on Commencement Bay in Tacoma, Washington. Race starts at 8 AM in 2015 to coincide with the peak of slack high tide. There is a clockwise 5k triangular course swim beginning and ending at Owens Beach and one-way 3k linear course swim from Vashon Island to Owens Beach. Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park 5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma, WA 98407

Course Description
clockwise 5k triangular course swim beginning and ending at Owens Beach and one-way 3k linear course swim from Vashon Island to Owens Beach.

Awards
Custom medals for 1st-3rd in each age group 18--24, 25-29, etc.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Registration opens at 6:45 AM on race day 6/21/15.

Timing / Results
Results posted within 24 hours at www.swimdefiance.com and www.buduracing.com

Post Race Activities
Participants for both events will receive the following:
•Custom designed technical shirt in men and women sizes and styles
•Brightly colored cap, required for swim
•FREE post-race celebration with foot refreshments and music


Weather
Expected drier and warmer weather (60 defrees F) in the PNW in May/June 2015. Expect water temo between 56-59 degrees F. Wetsuits required unless previous supplied application accepted by safety commitee- see website for more details.

Directions
Take I-5 to Tacoma. Take exit 132B for Washington 16W (WA-16) toward Bremerton. Stay on WA16 for approximately 3 miles to Exit 3/6th Ave toward WA-163 N/Ruston. Turn left onto 6th Ave. Take the 1st right onto N Pearl St. Go 3.2 miles on N Pearl Street to stop sign at Pt. Defiance Park entrance. Continue straight thru stop sign intersection onto N Waterfront Dr. as it curves past Pagoda, stay in middle lane and follow directions to the Zoo. Pass the Zoo turn off/ road becomes Five Mile Rd. Continue straight past Rhododendron Gardens. Turn right onto Owen Beach Rd, follow down windy hill. Destination is at bottom. Park in parking lot except for first row next to beach/RESERVED for BUS.

Parking
Park at bottom of Owen Beach Rd. Park in parking lot except for first row next to beach/RESERVED for BUS.
 
 

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