Brooklyn Bridge

Governors Island to Sandy Hook (GI2SH)

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • Thurs July 8
    July 8, 2021
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm


8:30am: meet at Grimaldo’s Chair (Juliet/Drew)
give me cash on the beach
9:00am: swim 500 feet, out to RHIBS – with all your gear in a WATERPROOF DRYBAG
have your feeds/hydration – secured to  50 foot rope
swimmers will feed from the RHIBS – every 30min
wear a cover-up windbreaker for the 30min boat ride to swim start at Governors Island
you may get wet
9:45am: pick-up Jeremy and Jennifer at Pier 4 Beach – just North of ONE15 Brooklyn Marina
listen to SAFETY Briefing on the RHIBS
on the water, safety boat captain Sean is in charge
once we arrive at Governors Island – do final prep for your swim
sunblock / hydrate / review feeds with volunteer boat crew
below are swim time key location point – guidelines
10:00am – SWIM START
anticipate a 4-5 hr swim, depending on conditions
2:15pm – SWIM FINISH on the BEACH at SANDY HOOK, NJ, swim back out to RHIBS for boat ride back to Brighton Beach
GI – LOW TIDE SLACK @ 10:12 am
VZ – PEAK EBB @ 11:06am at -0.37 knots
SH – LOW TIDE SLACK @ 2:14pm
any questions or concerns, please feel free to call / text / email – or talk to me on the beach
leading up to swim day, i track the weather closely …
reasons to cancel; fog, high wind over 25mph, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.
swimmer safety is our top priority
if needed we will cancel the day before swim day
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Brighton Beach at Brighton 4th St., Brooklyn, New York, 11235