- Sunday September 23
September 23, 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Distance: 9 Miles
You’re standing on the boardwalk in Brighton Beach and to the far distant South, you can see the beautiful sandy beaches of Sandy Hook, NJ. You wonder – has anyone ever been brave enough to swim there from here, are other people interested in swimming there, and is there an organization that offers these swims? Yes, yes, and yes. From that same point on the boardwalk, look over your right shoulder beyond the Wonder Wheel and the iconic Parachute Jump – there you can spot the tops of the towers that support the Verrazano Bridge.
For safety we will have a minimum of (2) RHIBS with either 1-2-3-4 swimmers. If we have more than 4 swimmers we will get another RHIB – determined on a case-by-case basis. Swimmers must be a similar speed as they will swim together at the same pace in a tight dolphin pod. While some of you may train together in the pool, this does not necessarily translate to open water long distance swimming – we recommend training and swimming together in the ocean at Brighton Beach to make sure you’re a good match.
Pick-up and drop-off at will be at Brighton Beach. Swimmers, crew, and observers swim out 500 feet to the RHIBS with all your food, hydration, gear for the swim in a waterproof dry bag. Bring 50′ feed rope and make sure your feed is securely tied to the rope. You will feed from the RHIB! After swimming out to the boat and receiving a safety orientation, prep for your swim and away we go, off to another swim adventure!
Ticket times are start times for the swim – swimmers, crew, boat observers need to meet and board the RHIBs (1) hour earlier at Brighton Beach.
The cost for this swim is as follows, divided up depending on number of swimmers:
$1,500 ($750 per RHIB) + $50 per person admin fee
For this swim each swimmer pays a non-refundable $50 admin fee upon registration. One TEAM CAPTAIN must pay the full boat fee deposit – then bring CASH to pay the boat captain. The boat deposit will then be refunded to your credit card. Each RHIB will have 1 or 2 swimmers. Whether there is one swimmer or up to 4 – cost is $1500 for both boats, as we need 2 boats for safety.
This swim is members only! You must be logged in to register.
All participants need to be approved by swim director! Your swim history will be reviewed for this swim.
Venue: Grimaldo's Chair