Group Swim

Guided Swim for Physically Challenged Triathletes

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • August 11, 2024
     August 11, 2024
     10:00 am - 11:30 am

CIBBOWS is teaming up with Achilles International to lead guided swims for their triathlete members. Come out before your summer events and test your pool training in open water! This guided swim is limited to 6 swimmers. Registration is required at least 48 hours in advance and includes a safety waiver.

When: Sunday, June 9 and Aug 11
Where: Brighton Beach at Brighton 4th Street
What: Up to 30-minute swim in June, 1 hour in August

10:00: Meet volunteers on boardwalk (approximate address: 3162 Brighton 4th St Brooklyn, NY 11235)
10:30: Coaches briefing down on the beach
11:30 Event concludes

Please contact to inquire. Guides are seasoned open water swimmers with swim guide experience. We are excited to support your racing goals and learn from one another! CPR certified volunteers will be onsite.

Bring: Something warm to drink afterwards, towel, sunscreen, rewarming layers like hat, hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants, goggles, tether, buoy, wetsuit, bathing suit, chafe cream, earplugs*We’ll provide a cap!

*Why do you need all this stuff? The ocean is about 10 degrees colder than the pool. We encourage wetsuits for temperature comfort and buoyancy, but you can swim without one. Many of us at CIBBOWS swim year round in just bathing suits! But we know our cold tolerance and prepare accordingly. That’s why we require you to bring plenty of layers to rewarm that cold blood circulating throughout your body after the swim. Even if the weather report predicts hot air temperatures, you must bring ample clothing to rewarm yourself. We recommend: baseball cap or beanie, long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt, a light jacket like a rain coat to block the wind, long pants and socks. Drinking a thermos of hot tea is the trick to warm up quick. Wearing ear plugs in water below 67 degrees is recommended.


Registered Attendees

  •  Jenny Hwang


401 Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York, 11235, United States


Meet on the Boardwalk at Brighton 4th St and we’ll go down to the beach together!

Guided Swim Participant

Group Swim Leader