Ministry Health Care presents the 5th Annual Minocqua Island Swim Challenge on Saturday, June 25, 2016. Ministry has partnered with the Oneida County Public Safety Dive Team and the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce to coordinate the race to raise funds for the Dive Team.
The Challenge is an open water, one-mile OR 400 meter, swim race from historical Torpy Park in downtown Minocqua to Devine Island and back starting at 9:00 a.m. The racers will start waist deep in the 70 degree water of Lake Minocqua. They will swim along a course marked by buoys and may be steered by safety monitors provided by the Lake Minocqua/Kawaguesaga Lake Protection Association if they get off track. Wetsuits will be allowed.
The Team is currently made up of 14 Public Safety divers who are committed to assisting our communities in water related emergencies. They provide immediate response to water related emergencies throughout Oneida County's 1200 square miles, over 1000 lakes and 74000 acres of water. The Dive Team helps keep our residents and thousands of visitors safe every year.
Join us in beautiful Minocqua and help continue the dedicated work of the Oneida County Public Safety Dive Team.