Triple Dip

Triple Dip 2021 – SOLD OUT

In by Jeremy Whelchel

  • 1 Mile
    1 Mile
    September 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 2 Miles
    2 Miles
    September 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 3 Miles
    3 Miles
    September 18, 2021
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Date for Triple Dip 2022 will be announced soon!


Triple Dip 2021 is SOLD OUT!

We still need volunteers! Please help out if you can by signing up here!

Swimmers… see below for logistical info

You were out of town during Grimaldo’s Mile and you really want to try a mile swim. OR, you did Grimaldo’s Mile and now you want to challenge yourself – time to step up your game! CIBBOWS Triple Dip offers swimmers a chance to choose between race lengths of 1, 2, or 3 miles. You pick your distance.

The Triple Dip starts at the NY Aquarium and heads toward the Steeplechase Pier in Coney Island. 1 milers will loop back to the Aquarium; 2 milers will continue on to Grimaldo’s Chair in Brighton Beach and loop back to the Aquarium; and the 3 milers will do the same but continue on back to the Pier for an additional mile loop to end back at the Aquarium. You can get out at any point since you’ll be swimming parallel to the shoreline – just be sure to notify a volunteer or race official and turn in your race chip and tell us that today just wasn’t your day. You did well and you’re still invited to celebrate with us. As usual we’ll provide the support: kayakers, safety support boats, swim angels, NYPD Harbor Patrol, Lifeguards, EMTs. We’ve got you covered.

Bring your friends to watch and enjoy one of the best parts of NYC that so few get to experience.

This event will be limited to 100 swimmers.

$10 of every race fee is donated to The New York Aquarium.

Registration is non-transferable and non-refundable. Races are rain or shine unless we determine that race conditions are dangerous. In the event of inclement weather, acts of God, or other unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid including other amenities paid for such as t-shirts, insurance, and online administrative fees. We are a non-profit, volunteer organization. All fees collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies.


Registration will be in the boardwalk pavilion opposite of New York Aquarium’s Education Hall. Please refer to the Venue section at the bottom of this page for more details and a photo of what to look for.


9:30 am  – Swimmer check-in opens. Meet at the pavilion on the boardwalk outside of Education Hall. Masks will be provided.
10:50 am – Check-in closes. Any swimmer not registered by 10:50 will not be allowed to participate. This is a hard limit. Please give yourself plenty of travel time and arrive well in advance.
11:00 am – Mandatory swimmer safety briefing. Any swimmer who does not attend the swimmer safety briefing will not be allowed to participate.
11:30 am – Race starts! We will continuously launch small waves of swimmers, starting with 3-milers, then 2-milers, and finally 1-milers. Social distancing will be maintained on the beach as swimmers prepare for entry. Masks can be discarded at a disposal point before entry.
2:00 pm – Course closes. Any remaining swimmers will be asked to exit the water. Social distancing will be maintained on the beach as swimmers exit the water. Masks will be provided upon exit from the water.
2:05 am – Awards Ceremony. Please stick around for a very short ceremony.

Race Timing

Swimmers will be given timing chips to velcro to their ankles. A $30 fee will be charged for unreturned chips. Timing starts upon crossing the starting mat before entering the water, and stops upon crossing the finishing mat after exiting the water. You are competing for your own personal time — the swimmer next to you may have started at a different time, so please focus on your own personal effort. Due to COVID-19 regulations, we ask that all swimmers keep a respectful distance from each other in the water. Any swimmer aggressively swimming on top of another competitor is subject to disqualification.


Parking will be limited, because we are unable to use the lot behind Education Hall.

Feel free to use street parking, or park at the lot on Stillwell Avenue by the boardwalk. We recommend using the subway, but please allow extra travel time as there will be limited train service at this early hour on the weekend.


Because of pandemic protocol, our usual venue for restrooms cannot provide access. The public restrooms of the Boardwalk should be available.

Swim Angels

If this is the first time you are racing, or if you’re getting butterflies and just want some extra support, we will have trained “swim angels” swimming among you during the race and watching over you. CIBBOWS swim angels are experienced open water swimmers who know CPR and first aid, and promise not to leave your side in the ocean!

Securing Your Gear

Plastic bags and limited bag check will be available. If you have more than one medium-sized swim bag, please make arrangements for a friend or family member to watch your stuff. CIBBOWS is not responsible for items left on the beach.

Food and Water

Because of COVID-19 protocol, CIBBOWS will be providing bananas and oranges after the race (fruit with peels). Although we don’t usually encourage the use of plastic, individual water bottles will be provided to swimmers as they exit the race. Please bring any extra pre-race fuel or post-race recovery food you need to the race, as catering cannot be provided this year.

Please direct any additional questions to

1 miler counterclockwise

1 miler counterclockwise


2 miler counterclockwise

2 miler counterclockwise


3 miler counterclockwise

3 miler counterclockwise


The full course is 2 miles. Distances will be swum as follows:

1-mile - swim from start to the pier and back
2-mile - swim the full 2-mile course as shown above
3-mile - swim the 2-mile course with an additional trip to the pier and back

1 Mile

  •  Emily Ashton
  •  Aidan Barrington
  •  Jennifer Campbell
  •  Ryan Carroll
  •  Allaire Conte
  •  Ted Ehrhardt
  •  Anna Karin Enestrom
  •  Judith Gerrard
  •  Joann gonchar
  •  Alicia Jackson
  •  Jennifer Jording
  •  Anil Kayalar
  •  Lillian King
  •  Robert Kolonkowski
  •  Edmund Levin
  •  jon lewis
  •  Greg MacPherson
  •  Jamie McShane
  •  Rodolfo Nunez
  •  Bre O'Scealai
  •  Robert Pincus
  •  Daniel Rosenthal
  •  Ellen Sexton
  •  JessAnn Smith
  •  Sharon Snyder
  •  Thayer Thompson
  •  Tom Tobin
  •  Shmuel Dovid Uhlman
  •  Che-Wei Wang

2 Miles

  •  Mitra Abbaspour
  •  Emily Anthonisen
  •  George Babiak
  •  Laura Bang
  •  Adam Barcan
  •  Ines Braun
  •  Anna Carlson
  •  Janet Cheng
  •  Madeline Collins
  •  Ezra Cukor
  •  Ted Ehrhardt
  •  Thomas Fischer
  •  Meighan Gale
  •  Justin Ginsburgh
  •  Heather Gold
  •  Marilee Hodge
  •  Jason Howe
  •  Roxanne Jacobson
  •  Melissa Johnson
  •  Hannah Kingsley-Ma
  •  Otis Kriegel
  •  DB Lampman
  •  Alexandra Lee
  •  Karen Loder
  •  Patricia McGovern
  •  victor menezes
  •  Dawn Murphy
  •  Kristina Nungaray
  •  Emily O'Connor
  •  Irene Pérez
  •  Tom Sullivan
  •  Dan Turkewitz
  •  Vanessa Valdes
  •  Ellie Wawrzaszek
  •  Megan White
  •  Woody Wood

3 Miles

  •  Molly Arnn
  •  Jessica Beecher
  •  Karly Bennett
  •  Richard F Bernstein
  •  Anuradha Bhagwati
  •  Lauren Byron
  •  Lori Carena
  •  Catherine Clarke
  •  Erin Donahue
  •  Justin Dutta
  •  Ruth Effler
  •  Ted Ehrhardt
  •  Lesa Fishman
  •  Nathan Freeman
  •  Nargus Harounzadeh
  •  Irina Krassilnikova
  •  Jennifer Kuipers
  •  Catalina Kulczar-Marin
  •  Kathleen Linnane
  •  Lloyd Miller
  •  Sebastian Moll
  •  Sarah Moore
  •  Bill Morrison
  •  Garrett Moss
  •  Flavio Pardo
  •  Sonya Preudhomme
  •  Richard Realmuto
  •  Carrie Sadovnik
  •  Mark Spratt
  •  Thomas Sullivan
  •  Bengu Tokat
  •  Joseph Walters
  •  Ellen Weinberg
  •  Cailin Wolff
  •  Kamen Yotov

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

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801 Riegelmann Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York, 11224, United States


NYC Parks Pavilion directly opposite from the NY Aquarium Education Hall. This is where West 8th Street would end at the Reigelmann Boardwalk