Sandy Hook NJ

Verrazzano Bridge to Sandy Hook

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • Sunday June 30
    June 30, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Sept 14
    September 14, 2019
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday Sept 28
    September 28, 2019
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Distance: 9 Miles
NEW: You can now do this swim as a relay team. Swimmers switch every 30 minutes.

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 Verrazzano 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 to meet and board the RHIBs at Brighton Beach. Swim time will be 1 hour later.

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.

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 admin fee ($50) 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.

For safety, we reserve the right to cancel due to adverse weather or other unforeseen conditions. We will notify you by 10pm the night before your swim if adverse weather like 25mph winds, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. make it unsafe to do the swim.

Verrazzano Bridge to Sandy Hook map

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Please volunteer for this event! We need Boat and Beach crew for this swim. You can sign up here.


Brighton Beach at Brighton 4th St., Brooklyn, New York, 11235