Grimaldo's Mile race

Grimaldo’s Mile 2019

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • July 27, 2019
    July 27, 2019
    6:00 am - 11:00 am

This is the quintessential NYC open water 1 mile swim.

This swim honors the lifeguard Grimaldo Medrano who made it possible for NYC open water swimmers to swim past the jetties without being whistled in by the lifeguards. Grimaldo’s loyal confidence and acceptance of us open water swimmers made it possible for us all to swim today in what we think is the perfect training grounds. Unfortunately cancer took him from us when he was only 34. This swim honors and recognizes his life and commitment to our community. We thank him for all he did for us.

This is the perfect “newbie” race, for the beginner racer or triathlete whether they’ve experienced open water before or not. Conditions are usually gentle due to the geographically protected waters of Brighton Beach and Coney Island. You swim parallel to shore so if you have any doubts you can easily swim to shore, find a volunteer or race official, and hand in you race chip and say, “today just wasn’t my day, maybe next time.” That being said, it is also the perfect race to challenge your favorite competitors and there is talk about having a special wave for teams that want to show how well they have trained this year – which team will have the best showing: Brooklyn Tri, TNYA, Redtide, Bearcats, AGUA, or Cooper Union?

Practice your beach starts and you sighting before the race, but after the race invite your friends to join you in taking advantage of Amusements, Games, and Dining that Coney Island and Brighton Beach can offer you.

Members
March 25, 2019 – April 21, 2019: $55.00
April 22, 2019 – June 1, 2019: $75.00
June 2, 2019 – July 11, 2019: $85.00
July 12, 2019 – July 24, 2019: $125.00
Non-Members
March 25, 2019 – April 21, 2019: $75.00
April 22, 2019 – June 1, 2019: $95.00
June 2, 2019 – July 11, 2019: $105.00
July 12, 2019 – July 24, 2019: $145.00

Grimaldo's Mile Course Map

  •  Luis Alvarez
  •  Molly Arnn
  •  Emily Ashton
  •  George Babiak
  •  Phillip Belena
  •  Rich Bernstein
  •  Molly Blieden
  •  Dan Boyle
  •  Ines Braun
  •  Oleh Bukatar
  •  Michael Burns
  •  Andrew Burnsides
  •  David Camacho
  •  Joseph Castello
  •  Charles-Edouard Catherine
  •  Deirdre Chadwick
  •  S Choudhury
  •  Laurel Christy
  •  Barbara Clay
  •  Rachel Cohen
  •  Paul Costa
  •  Robert Coyne
  •  walter delacruz
  •  Feroz Dewan
  •  Dzu Do
  •  Anna Dobben
  •  Jeremy Dwyer
  •  Gregory Easton
  •  Ruthy Effler
  •  Thea Enos
  •  Neil Fazel
  •  Julian Flear
  •  Christopher Forero
  •  Kelly Foy
  •  Judith Gerrard
  •  Justin Ginsburgh
  •  Glenn Goldstein
  •  ralph hassard
  •  Shawn Hawkins
  •  Samantha Hecht
  •  Steven Heinzerling
  •  Martha Hipley
  •  Marilee Hodge
  •  Mack Howell
  •  William Huggins
  •  Nillie Imura
  •  Jasmine Johnson
  •  Christopher Jung
  •  Juliet Kadlecek
  •  Gregory Kaplan
  •  Michael Kaufmann
  •  Jamie Kelleher
  •  Ferdia Kenny
  •  mohammed khadeer
  •  Jessica Kleinbart
  •  Bob Kolonkowski
  •  Irina Krassilnikova
  •  Jenny lamb
  •  JOHN LAWHEAD
  •  Pascal Lestable
  •  Edmund Levin
  •  Qing Li
  •  Aimee Little
  •  Phil Lobato
  •  Mauricio Lomelin
  •  Greg MacPherson
  •  Samuel Marks
  •  Jane Martin-Lavaud
  •  Luis Martinez
  •  Denise McCarron
  •  Andrew McDonald
  •  Patricia McGovern
  •  Kathy McGuire
  •  James McSpiritt
  •  Matt Mecca
  •  Carmen Menocal
  •  Michelle Micallef
  •  Gareth Miles
  •  Brock Monahan
  •  Elana Moore
  •  Karyn Mullin
  •  Rodolfo Nunez
  •  Jonathan OConnor
  •  Amy Ojerholm
  •  Natalia Permiakova
  •  Henry Pferr
  •  Agata Porter
  •  Sonya Preudhomme
  •  April Rabkin
  •  Paul Rekoff
  •  Theresa Rush
  •  eugenia rutherford
  •  Alefiyah Sarma
  •  Ellen Sexton
  •  Claudette Angelina Shand
  •  Andrew Shapiro
  •  Penny Shaw
  •  Jeffrey Sinclair
  •  Gregory Smith
  •  Sharon Snyder
  •  Julia Squilla
  •  Christopher Stephens
  •  Frank Stryczek
  •  Thayer Thompson
  •  Tom Tobin
  •  Katherine Treuer
  •  Mary Turnbach
  •  Louise Twining-Ward
  •  Vanessa Valdes
  •  Paul Van Horn
  •  Andrea Varalli
  •  Mary Beth Vigneron
  •  Douglas Vitarelli
  •  Roxie Voorhees
  •  Ellen Weinberg
  •  Ron Weissbard
  •  Megan Wilson
  •  Elizabeth Wolff
  •  Woody Wood
  •  Guang Yu

Please volunteer for this event! We need all kinds of volunteers from set-up/breakdown, swimmer registration, kayak support, and more. You can sign up here.

Race Director

Venue:  

Address:
610 Surf Avenue, Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York, 11224, United States