Juicy Lucy

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • September 20, 2020
    11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11am: meet at Brighton Beach (Grimaldo’s Chair)
11:30am: swim 500 feet out to and board (2) RHIBS (rigid hull inflatable boat)
12:30pm: 2nd pick-up location at Pier 4 Beach
12:56pm: swim start at Brooklyn Bridge (SLACK)
with the NEW MOON Sept 17, 2020 tides
we should arrive at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge by 4pm (or earlier) (7miles)
at Brighton Beach – when we swim out to the (2) RHIBS
Sean and i will communicate via marine radio VHF Channel (06)
FYI – all radio communications are monitored and recorded by USCG (homeland security)
when ready, as directed by Sean, we all swim out to the RHIBS with all our gear in waterproof dry bags
wear your social distancing masks when we’re on the boats
no masks – then no photos, no videos – please protect yourself and others
apply your sunblock on the boat – please be mindful, the chemicals destroy the upholstery
on the RHIBS – listen to Sean’s SAFETY briefing, before we leave for the swim start
on the water, Sean is in charge
45min boat ride to the Brooklyn Bridge – wear a windbreaker cover-up – will be cool on the wate
swim in a POD, between the two boats – follow the lead boat
this is not a race, this is a group swim – have fun, relax, and enjoy!
swim behind or next to the slowest swimmer – the slowest swimmer sets the pace
if, at any time, for any reason, you want to get out and come on board – that is okay!
bring: swimsuit – cap – goggles – sunblock – food – hydration – dry clothes to change into afterwards
look after your swimmer and their needs
on the boat – keep eyes 360 – for approaching boats, ferries, jet skis, flotsam debris in the water, sea life, etc.
try to take notes as best as possible
take stroke count in between 30min feed breaks
give your log sheet to me when the swim is complete
SWIMMER SAFETY is our top priority
the swim route follows a high traffic course
we will cross the Ambrose Shipping channel, only when it is deemed safe to do so
please listen to and comply with instructions from the boat captain and crew
at JUICY LUCY, Sean will assess and direct us for approach to shore exit
landing party friends – should wave bright colors (orange) and direct us to shore
swimmers – swim in shallow – stay horizontal until you can touch bottom
landing party swimmers – should not swim out to the boats
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Brighton Beach at Brighton 4th St., Brooklyn, New York, 11235