- September 20, 2020
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
TIMELINE: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 Beach12:56pm: swim start at Brooklyn Bridge (SLACK)https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaacurrents/Predictions?id=ACT3461_1&d=2020-09-20&r=1&t=am%2Fpm&u=1&tz=LST%2FLDT&threshold=leEq&thresholdvalue=with the NEW MOON Sept 17, 2020 tideswe should arrive at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge by 4pm (or earlier) (7miles)at Brighton Beach – when we swim out to the (2) RHIBSSean 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 bagswear your social distancing masks when we’re on the boatsno masks – then no photos, no videos – please protect yourself and othersapply your sunblock on the boat – please be mindful, the chemicals destroy the upholsteryon the RHIBS – listen to Sean’s SAFETY briefing, before we leave for the swim starton the water, Sean is in charge45min boat ride to the Brooklyn Bridge – wear a windbreaker cover-up – will be cool on the wateSWIMMERS – MUST SWIM TOGETHER!swim in a POD, between the two boats – follow the lead boatthis 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 paceif, at any time, for any reason, you want to get out and come on board – that is okay!CREW:bring: swimsuit – cap – goggles – sunblock – food – hydration – dry clothes to change into afterwardslook after your swimmer and their needson 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 possibletake stroke count in between 30min feed breaksgive your log sheet to me when the swim is completeSAFETY:SWIMMER SAFETY is our top prioritythe swim route follows a high traffic coursewe will cross the Ambrose Shipping channel, only when it is deemed safe to do soplease listen to and comply with instructions from the boat captain and crewFINISH:at JUICY LUCY, Sean will assess and direct us for approach to shore exitlanding party friends – should wave bright colors (orange) and direct us to shoreswimmers – swim in shallow – stay horizontal until you can touch bottomlanding party swimmers – should not swim out to the boats
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Venue: Grimaldo's Chair
Brighton Beach at Brighton 4th St., Brooklyn, New York, 11235