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  • In reply to: Welcome to the new CIBBOWS swim chat

    July 15, 2020 at 11:16 am #5396

    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.

    In reply to: Beaches open for swimming 7/1

    June 24, 2020 at 3:03 pm #5240

    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.

    In reply to: Welcome to the new CIBBOWS swim chat

    January 11, 2020 at 8:52 pm #5063

    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.

    In reply to: Off-season swims

    January 6, 2020 at 12:50 pm #5039

    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.

    In reply to: Off-season swims

    January 2, 2020 at 5:44 pm #5037

    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.

    In reply to: Dizziness after cold water swimming

    October 17, 2019 at 3:46 pm #4972

    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.

    In reply to: Off-season swims

    October 4, 2019 at 11:25 pm #4959

    Yep – a bunch of us go year round. You’ll still find us Sat/Sun around 10am or a bit later.

    In reply to: anybody going out today – Sun, Sept 29?

    September 29, 2019 at 10:28 am #4949

    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.

    In reply to: Triple dip swim

    September 17, 2019 at 11:58 am #4920

    Registration is from 11:00 – 12:00 pm. First wave (3 miles) starts at 12:25.

    In reply to: Sun, Sept 8 – beaches open?

    September 7, 2019 at 5:17 pm #4527

    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.

    In reply to: Intro clinic on 08/25

    August 19, 2019 at 12:18 pm #4205

    it’s open now – sorry about that.

    In reply to: Governor's Island 2 August 24th

    August 15, 2019 at 9:18 am #4189

    There aren’t lockers but we will have people watching our things at the Marina.

    In reply to: Governors Island August 10th

    August 2, 2019 at 1:21 pm #4097

    We just opened a waitlist.

    In reply to: Welcome to the new CIBBOWS swim chat

    July 24, 2019 at 10:08 am #4034

    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.

    In reply to: Wetsuit

    July 16, 2019 at 10:25 am #3992

    Those who wear them usually put them on right before the swim. I do not recommend coming to the beach in a wetsuit – it’s going to be VERY hot this weekend and you risk getting heat stroke.