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  • In reply to: CIBBOWS open water swims on Sundays

    October 2, 2021 at 11:46 am #8853

    Hi Katia – there should be a bunch of people hanging out tomorrow – usually starting around 9am and lasting till early afternoon.

    In reply to: Water-Jetskis Close to Shore – No Lifeguards – What Do We Do?

    September 28, 2021 at 10:04 am #8841

    Unfortunately this is a problem that we grapple with every year in the off season. The best we can do is try to get the number on the jet ski and report it to Harbor Patrol. We’ve been told that we should call 911 if they are putting people’s lives in danger. We have a resources page on our site with numbers to call.

    The caveat is – we are not permitted to swim without lifeguards so anyone that does is also breaking the law.

    I find it best to swim early morning. Later in the afternoon it gets dicey with boats and jet skis. And never head out alone – wear a bright cap and buoy.

    In reply to: CIBBOWS open water swims on Sundays

    September 28, 2021 at 7:43 am #8839

    Hi Jennifer. The coached swims can only go on when the beaches are open and lifeguards are on duty – therefore from Memorial Day weekend till Labor Day. Our season is officially over now. People still do swim but it’s on their own, and knowing beaches are closed and it’s technically not legal to swim off season.

    In reply to: Trying to find people to swim with after the season ends

    September 3, 2021 at 10:41 am #8708

    Hi Rick. Swimmers go all year round, at the usual meeting spot, and there are always people around weekend mornings. There are no organized swims as the season is over and there are no lifeguards. Swimming is not legal in the off season so just know that you could be subjected to a fine, but that rarely happens.

    In reply to: Welcome to the new CIBBOWS swim chat

    August 11, 2021 at 10:37 am #8528

    Hi Tim! I’m so very glad to read this! We love when our clinic participants are happy.

    In reply to: Welcome to the new CIBBOWS swim chat

    August 7, 2021 at 8:28 pm #8507

    Hi Dan! You do not need to be a member to come meet up at the beach. You do need to be a member to join the coached group activities – but you are welcome to hang out, meet people, and if people are headed out for swims in informal groups you are welcome to ask folks if you can join them. USMS membership is not applicable for coached group activities at this time. Hope to see you on the beach!

    It warms my heart to read this – thank you! Nothing makes us happier than knowing that our community feels safe and cared for and has a great time.

    In reply to: Sunday August 1 Swim

    July 30, 2021 at 11:23 am #8348

    Yep – what Liam said! There should be people on the beach starting with 8:45am yoga.

    In reply to: THANK YOU

    July 24, 2021 at 4:38 pm #8283

    I’m so glad Matt! Please visit us again sometime and surely we’ll look you up in our travels!

    In reply to: Out of towner looking to swim

    July 18, 2021 at 9:21 am #8213

    Hi Matthew! You will find swimmers at Brighton Beach every weekend – usually starting around 9-10am. Look at our directions page and come on by. Although the coached swims are members only, anyone can come out and meet people and swim.

    In reply to: Welcome to the new CIBBOWS swim chat

    July 16, 2021 at 3:55 pm #8201

    Thanks for the heads up. There seems to be a bug adding new members but we will look into that and in the meanwhile, it should work for you now. Sorry about that!

    Thanks for your note, Inger. The site had a glitch that was getting in the way of the menu working properly on iPhone – it’s been fixed now.

    In reply to: Welcome to the new CIBBOWS swim chat

    June 3, 2021 at 2:20 pm #7735

    Hey Babs – just come to the beach! Lots of people will be heading out for swims either alone or with friends and I’m sure you can find someone your speed to join. We are starting a forum for members only to find swim buddies (you can find it by going to the first Forums link at the top of this page in the breadcrumbs) but we don’t have many subscribers yet – we should be announcing this soon. In the meanwhile, just come out and meet people.

    In reply to: Welcome to the new CIBBOWS swim chat

    May 18, 2021 at 3:46 pm #7615

    If you are a member, you need to be logged into the site to sign up for the group swim. There will be a ticket choice at the bottom of each swim page (if it’s not already booked up). If you aren’t a member, you’ll need to join first before you can sign up.

    In reply to: Governors Island August 15, 2020

    May 18, 2021 at 8:48 am #7611

    I’m afraid not. Logistics were just too complicated this year, but hopefully we can bring back that swim in future seasons.