Equality California
2011 Swim for Equality | Malibu

2011 Swim for Equality - Malibu

On Saturday, September 24, join us for a 1.7-mile swim along the coast of Malibu to raise critical awareness and funds for LGBT rights in California.

The Swim begins at Westward Beach/Point Dune and ends at the Zuma Lifeguard Headquarters on the Pacific Coast Highway. This is a challenging 1.7 mile swim. Kayaks and motorized support craft will fill the course to watch for people's safety.

Ten-time Olympic medal winner Gary Hall, Jr. and openly gay 1988 Olympian Dan Veatch will be there.

When you sign up to swim or help a swimmer fundraise, you'll be joining a dedicated group of people who want to make a difference in the fight for equality for LGBT Californians. You'll also get access to online fundraising tools and a support network to help you train and hit your fundraising goal.

If you are not an open water swimmer but would still like to get involved, join a Swimmer's fundraising team and become a Swim Advocate.

Information for Malibu Swimmers

Pre-requisites: You must be able to swim one mile comfortably in open water in 50 minutes or less, and you must have completed at least two open water swims. Consider signing up for open water clinics with Southern California Aquatics or L.A. Tri Club (members only).

Equipment to have: Sunscreen, bottle of warm water to clean off sand after swim, Body Glide or Vaseline, goggles, swim suit, wetsuit (optional) and lots of warm clothes.

Also, check out this page for more information on How to Participate in the Swim.

Schedule and Route

Saturday, September 24

Start: 9 a.m. at Westward Beach/Point Dume, Tower 1 in Malibu.

Finish: Zuma Lifeguard Headquarters, 30050 Pacific Coast Highway.

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Check back for more information on the Finish Line Brunch following the Swim!


Please contact Michael Holtz with questions at swim@eqca.org or 239.777.0878.








  • Swim to raise awareness and funds
    for LGBT equality.

Malibu Swim

  • View Swim for Equality in a larger map

    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