• October 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm #4957
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      AvatarRuthy Effler
      Participant

      Hi all! Will anyone be going to the beach into October and onward? Loved my first summer open water w CIBBOWs and am interested in linking up with anyone who goes in the cooler months. I am thinking of trying to go tomorrow or next Wednesday. Or any time! – Ruthy

    • October 4, 2019 at 8:58 pm #4958
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      AvatarMartine Hasenauer
      Guest

      Hi Ruthy
      I will go on Sunday.
      I am a pretty slow swimmer though…
      Martine

    • October 4, 2019 at 11:25 pm #4959
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      Yep – a bunch of us go year round. You’ll still find us Sat/Sun around 10am or a bit later.

    • October 6, 2019 at 10:28 pm #4965
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      AvatarRuthy Effler
      Guest

      Thanks, all! This is good to know. I will look for you all at Grimaldo’s Chair 😉

    • December 31, 2019 at 6:41 pm #5034
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      AvatarSarah Gill
      Participant

      Hello friends! I just renewed my membership, and really enjoyed building my swim skills with you guys this past summer. What’s it like these winter months? How cold is it really? I’d like to try it once in a while for fun….are you all still around Saturdays or Sundays?

    • January 2, 2020 at 4:01 pm #5036
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      AvatarSarah Moore
      Participant

      Hi Sarah (and ALL)! I just bought a wet suit so that I can start swimming year round at Brighton. Would love to have someone else to swim with on a cold Saturday/Sunday in January! Let me know!

    • January 2, 2020 at 5:44 pm #5037
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      Hi Sarah and Sarah. There are swimmers in Brighton all year round, Saturday and Sunday. That said, the water is very cold (currently around 44 degrees) and even the most hardy winter swimmers do not stay in long – maybe 10 minutes tops but if you aren’t acclimated to cold water, even 10 minutes is dangerous. Might be a bit better for you with a wet suit – all I can say is, come out, feel the water, learn the danger signs, and have fun. I should also point out that swimming is technically prohibited off season, so you take a risk.

    • January 5, 2020 at 11:33 pm #5038
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      AvatarKayla
      Guest

      Hi all, what is the water temperature like between March and May? I am an ocean swimmer from New Zealand but will be moving to NY in a couple of months and thinking of signing up for the membership. Do you think it is absolutely necessary I pack my wetsuit? – I am very tight on space. And while I am here, is there an additional fee to swim on Saturdays/Sundays?
      Cheers, Kayla 🙂

    • January 6, 2020 at 12:50 pm #5039
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      Hi Kayla – We don’t meet officially as a club until after Memorial Day (end of May) so any swimming between March and May will just be a very casual meet up of winter swimmers, no membership necessary. No organized swimming, just a “get in and swim” on your own but there will be people around. Water temp varies a lot from March to May – could be as low as 4.8c going up to 12c in the later months. But yes, COLD and if you’re not cold water acclimated I do recommend a wetsuit.

    • February 13, 2020 at 2:13 pm #5075
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      AvatarKarly Bennett
      Guest

      Hi all – Just joined and excited to hop in the water for some longer swims once things warm up. Im just getting back into swimming shape …. do any members get together to swim indoors during the winter? Im out in the Rockaways and would love to link up with anyone else who wants to get a group together. Cheers – Karly

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