Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge to Sandy Hook

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • Saturday October 20
    October 20, 2018
    6:30 am - 1:30 pm

Distance: 16 Miles

Did you ever want to jump into NY Harbor and swim to Sandy Hook, NJ? This 16 mile test swim is a great way to see the shores of Brooklyn. This swim is a test swim open to CIBBOWS members only.

For safety we will have a minimum of (2) RHIBS with either 1-2-3-4 swimmers. If we have more than 4 swimmers we will get another RHIB. Swimmers must be a similar speed as they will swim together at the same pace in a tight dolphin pod. While some of you may train together in the pool, this does not necessarily translate to open water long distance swimming – we recommend training and swimming together in the ocean at Brighton Beach to make sure you’re a good match.

Pick-up and drop-off at will be at Brighton Beach. Swimmers, crew, and observers swim out 500 feet to the RHIBS with all your food, hydration, gear for the swim in a waterproof dry bag. Bring 50′ feed rope and make sure your feed is securely tied to the rope. You will feed from the RHIB! After swimming out to the boat and receiving a safety orientation, prep for your swim and away we go, off to another swim adventure!

The cost for this swim is as follows, divided up depending on number of swimmers:

$2,000 ($1,000 per RHIB) + $100 per person admin fee

For this swim each swimmer pays a non-refundable $100 admin fee upon registration. One TEAM CAPTAIN must pay the full boat fee deposit – then bring CASH to pay the boat captain. The boat deposit will then be refunded to your credit card. Each RHIB will have 1 or 2 swimmers. Whether there is one swimmer or up to 4 – cost is $2000 for both boats, as we need 2 boats for safety.

Recommended POOL PACE 1:30 / 100yards.
For SAFETY: Swimmers MUST swim in a POD – BEHIND the slowest swimmer .

All participants need to be approved by swim director. Your swim history will be reviewed for this swim.

For safety, we reserve the right to cancel due to adverse weather or other unforeseen conditions. We will notify you by 10pm the night before your swim if adverse weather like 25mph winds, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. make it unsafe to do the swim.
Registered Swimmers

BB2SH Course Map

  •  Janet Harris

Please volunteer for this event! We need beach crew and boat crew. You can sign up here.

Details Price Qty
The October 20 Swimmer ($100.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale


Brighton Beach at Brighton 4th St., Brooklyn, New York, 11235