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Hi Brian and David – people do go during the week and there are usually folks there around 7-7:30 am. However we cannot guarantee that someone will be on the beach at all times although since people arrive at different times and end their swims at different times, there usually are at least a couple of people chatting on the beach. However I suggest taking your valuables like phone, keys etc. into a swim buoy (double bagged if need be) and don’t trust that there will absolutely be someone guarding things. Most likely, but not assured.
Hi Ruthy – we will be able to offer group swims as long as participant count is no more than 10 and we maintain social distance. Stay tuned for announcements.
Hi Maddie – we don’t have any locker facilities in Brighton Beach. However there are always some people on the beach and we keep and eye out for each other’s things.
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.
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.
I only use earplugs when it is really really cold but some people who have water issues wear them all the time. I find the silicone molded ones work well. You can get them in Duane Reade. You might have an ear infection though if you’re dizzy – it’s worth it to get it checked out.
Yep – a bunch of us go year round. You’ll still find us Sat/Sun around 10am or a bit later.
The beach is closed from the week after Labor Day till next year at Memorial Day. The red flags will be up and swimming is prohibited. That said, some rebels go year round and you’ll find the beach is pretty active when the weather is still warm.
Registration is from 11:00 – 12:00 pm. First wave (3 miles) starts at 12:25.
Right now there is no indication that beaches will be closed tomorrow. Therefore yes, we will be there. Around 10 but people come and go at their leisure.
it’s open now – sorry about that.
There aren’t lockers but we will have people watching our things at the Marina.
We just opened a waitlist.
Hi Michael – we will send out a swimmer memo soon but the staging area for the swim will the Education Hall building of the NY Aquarium which is located on the boardwalk between the Aquarium and the amusement park.