Grimaldo’s Mile

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • July 21, 2018
    July 21, 2018
    6:00 am - 9:30 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.

Check in from 6:00-7:00 am, race start is 8 am.

Grimaldo's Mile Course Map

  •  David Abelson
  •  Hadi Alzayer
  •  Heather Appleby
  •  Emily Ashton
  •  George Babiak
  •  Phillip Belena
  •  Rich Bernstein
  •  Molly Blieden
  •  Jennifer Bolstad
  •  Mark Callow
  •  David Camacho
  •  Johanna Campos
  •  Joseph Castello
  •  John Chambers
  •  Matthew Chisholm
  •  Nicholas Chmura
  •  Laurel Christy
  •  Paige Churchman
  •  Rachel Cohen
  •  Mary Cox
  •  Janine DeFeo
  •  Feroz Dewan
  •  Guy Eddon
  •  Thea Enos
  •  Neil Fazel
  •  Christopher Forero
  •  Nathan Freeman
  •  WILSON GAMBIRAZI
  •  Jimmy Gannon
  •  Judith Gerrard
  •  George Glum
  •  Elke Hofmann
  •  Linda Hosford
  •  Daria Huxley
  •  Benjamin Jackson
  •  David James
  •  Jasmine Johnson
  •  Olafur Hrafn Juliusson
  •  Marcel Kaganovskaya
  •  Fiona Kiernan-Molloy
  •  carolyn kormann
  •  Sean Lavery
  •  John Lawhead
  •  Edmund Levin
  •  Qing Li
  •  Aimee Little
  •  B. MA
  •  Greg MacPherson
  •  Luis Martinez
  •  Patricia McGovern
  •  Kathy McGuire
  •  Caroline McNeill
  •  Jessica McRorie
  •  James McSpiritt
  •  James Meier
  •  Carmen Menocal
  •  Gareth Miles
  •  Karyn Elizabeth Mullin
  •  Rodolfo Nunez
  •  Priscilla O'Carroll
  •  Charles Olson
  •  Darren Oxspring
  •  Christine Palma
  •  adi pekmezovic
  •  Fadil Pekmezovic
  •  Irene Perez
  •  Henry Pferr
  •  APRIL RABKIN
  •  Stacey Ribeiro
  •  Monica Robles
  •  Michael Rosencrantz
  •  Mina Gary Ryan
  •  Thomas Scala
  •  Chad Schneider
  •  Dani Schulkin
  •  Janete Scobie
  •  Ellen Sexton
  •  Mary Elizabeth Smith
  •  Joshua Stevens
  •  Frank Stryczek
  •  Tom Tobin
  •  Thomas Toomey
  •  Michael Turchiano
  •  Mary Turnbach
  •  Vanessa Valdes
  •  Mary Beth Vigneron
  •  Anthony Villiotti
  •  Roxie Voorhees
  •  Martin Watkins
  •  Jessica Watters
  •  Ellen Weinberg
  •  David Wilks
  •  Megan Wilson
  •  Woody WOOD
  •  Guang Yu
  •  Etan Z

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.

Members
April 20, 2018 – May 17, 2018: $55.00
May 18, 2018 – June 26, 2018: $75.00
June 27, 2018 – July 10, 2018: $85.00
July 11, 2018 – July 18, 2018: $125.00
Non-Members
April 20, 2018 – May 17, 2018: $75.00
May 18, 2018 – June 26, 2018: $95.00
June 27, 2018 – July 10, 2018: $105.00
July 11, 2018 – July 18, 2018: $145.00

Venue:  

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