Swim Across the Straits of Mackinac Planned for 400 Athletes


The Mighty Mac Swim is back and administrators are hoping to have a record 400 participants. The event will take place on August 11, 2019, and crosses the Straits of Mackinac.

“It was the Mighty Mac Swim which opened swimming the Straits of Mackinac to public participation back in 2007,” says Jim Dreyer, the executive director of the swim. “At that time, we could not find more than 20 documented swims across the Straits. Then in our first event, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mackinac Bridge, 50 crossed in a single day, making history.”

The race is internationally-sanctioned by the World Open Water Swimming Association. Registration is now open. For more information about the race, visit

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