Virtual Triple Dip 2020

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • August 29, 2020 - September 13, 2020
    12:00 am - 11:55 pm

Virtual Triple DipVirtual Grimaldo’s Mile has been fun – results are still coming in – but some of you wanted to swim longer!

This time we are doing 3 distances of 2 miles, 2.4 for all you Ironman swimmers, and 3 miles. You can swim your distance anywhere you want (even a pool if you’re lucky enough to access one) and any time you want within a 2 week period – as long as you swim it continuously.

No pressure, no competition – just good fun in the water and motivation to go longer! You can record your time on a watch like a Garmin, Apple, etc. and you can use tracking apps like Strava. Or, you can just time yourself and let us know your time. If you don’t record a time we’ll have you down as just a fun swim.

When? August 29 – September 13, 2020

Where? Any pool or open water venue

What? Swim 2, 2.4 or 3 miles in a single attempt

NOTE: NYC beaches have now closed as of 9/8. We suggest you do your swim in a pool or open beach (NY State beaches will remain open until the end of September.)

Suggested course maps: If you choose to swim at Brighton Beach, below are maps of suggested courses. Lifeguards are present on the beach from 10am-6pm each day. You can swim any course, at any location.


chair - to last jetty near the pier - finish back at the chair

Grimaldo’s Chair – to last jetty near the pier – finish back at the chair

chair - shark tanks - end of brighton beach - finish back at chair

Grimaldo’s Chair – aquarium shark tank – end of brighton beach – finish back at chair


bathrooms - to first hook bay (Wonder Wheel) - to the end of Brighton Beach - finish at the chair

Bathrooms – to first hook bay (Wonder Wheel) – to the end of Brighton Beach – finish at Grimaldo’s Chair


Grimaldo's Chair to pier - "white building" - back to chair

Classic Loop – Grimaldo’s Chair to pier – “white building” – back to chair



Register your participation by 11:55PM on Sunday September 13, 2020. Registration is free – but we welcome donations so that we can continue to put on live events next season. You can donate to us here. You are also welcome to fundraise for the charity of your choice.

Swim your distance

You can swim anywhere –  in a pool or open water, as long as you swim one of the chosen distances in a single attempt.

Wherever you choose to swim, make sure it is safe, you don’t swim alone, you follow appropriate social distancing guidelines and wear a mask when possible.

Keep a record of your swim

Record your swim: write it down, log it on Garmin or Strava, take a photo at the end of your swim – we don’t mind how you record it! Record your time and where you did your swim!

We’re operating on an honor system so we’re trusting you to record your actual time! If you don’t want to record a time, that’s ok, too. Remember the main thing is to have fun!

If you take photos of your swim, make sure that you are properly socially distanced from other people and are wearing a mask if you are on land. 

Share it!

Use the hashtag #tripledip2020 on social media or send us the photos at We’d love to feature your photos in a gallery of the event.

Post the result of your swim by 11:55PM on Sunday September 13, 2020 using this submission form.

You can also post in our Strava group!

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This virtual swim can be done anywhere in the world, as long as you swim continuously!