Equality California
2011 Swim for Equality

How to Participate

About the 2011 Swim for Equality

The Second Annual Swim for Equality is an athletic fundraiser for Equality California, the largest statewide LGBT rights organization in the state. Experienced swimmers and supporters will raise critical awareness and funds to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Californians.


Your goal: Swim 1.7 miles in open water along the coast of Malibu or 1.2 miles from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco. Raise more than $2,000 to support Equality California's work to advance LGBT equality. By signing up, you will get access to personal fundraising tools to help you reach your goals. You will also have the option of enlisting the help of up to two fundraising team members.

To participate, you must be an advanced swimmer, capable of completing either 1.7 miles (Malibu) or 1.2 miles (Alcatraz) in open water, and you must want to ensure that LGBT Californians get the equal rights they deserve.

Swim for Equality Dates:
Sunday, June 26 :: Alcatraz
Saturday, September 24 :: Malibu 

You are strongly encouraged to participate in a swim clinic with Southern California Aquaticswww.swim-art.com or L.A. Tri Club (members only). Plus, check out these great Open Water Swimming Tips to get you started on your training.

All Swimmers must agree to comply with all rules and regulations of this event and instructions of lifeguards, event co-chairs, directors and volunteers. 


If you don’t want to swim, you can still help make the event a success. Swimmers need support to help them reach their fundraising goals. By signing up as a Swim Advocate, you and possibly one other person will help a Swimmer reach or exceed their $2,000 goal. You can choose to be paired with a Swimmer you know or one at random.

You'll be invited to participate in the festivities around the event, including the Finish Line Brunch after the Swim.

Corporate and Individual Sponsors

Become a corporate or individual sponsor and help underwrite the cost of the 2011 Swim for Equality. Sponsorships start at $2,500 and will give your organization or company significant visibility. Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits >

For more information, contact Michael Holtz at swim@eqca.org or 239.777.0878.













  • Swim to raise awareness and funds
    for LGBT equality.

Malibu Swim

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    Swim for Equality - Malibu

    Saturday, September 24

    9 a.m. Start at 7200
    Westward Beach/
    Point Dume, Tower 1

    Finish at Zuma Lifeguard Headquarters,
    30050 Pacific Coast Highway

    Finish Line Brunch
    After the Swim