2020 CIBBOWS Membership is now open!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all races, group and member activities are cancelled until further notice. Membership is now extended to the end of 2021.
If you’ve been a member in the past couple of years, visit your account page to renew now!
What’s included in membership?
Discounts on CIBBOWS races.
Beginners clinics and group swims (with a small placeholder fee).
Beginning and end of season parties.
Anyone (member or not) is always welcome to come hang out with us on the beach.
Meet up at Brighton Beach with other open water enthusiasts at 10 am every Saturday & Sunday from Memorial Day until Labor Day. If you’re new, ask for an quick orientation – we’re happy to show you the ropes.
Beginner Swim Clinics led by experienced core CIBBOWS swimmers.
Requirements: Must be able to float, tread water, and swim at least 200 yards in a pool without stopping. No previous open water swim experience necessary. The objective of these clinics is to provide you with the tools to make you safer and more comfortable in the ocean, and give you the skills you need to feel prepared for your next open water swim.
Group Swims led by experienced core CIBBOWS swimmers.
Requirements: Should be able to swim at least one mile comfortably, and be ready to swim past the jetty in open ocean. The group swims are for fun and company. If you feel anxiety about being in deep water, you should take our beginner clinics until you feel comfortable.
Jetty Drills with Patricia Sener. Tired of just swimming to the pier and back? We’ll do a different drill set in each jetty designed to enhance your speed, form and streamline. Plus it’s fun! Must be able to swim to the pier and back.
Whether you’re a newbie or a long-time CIBBOWser, show your support and become an official member. You’re welcome to come down and meet us before you commit to being a member. Swim clinics and group swims are for CIBBOWS members only.
PLEASE NOTE!! We are not a learn-to-swim program. We are happy to refer you to a local pool where you can learn skills you need to tackle open water, and heartily encourage you to learn how to swim so we can share the love, but you need to have some basic swimming skills before you can attend our clinics or expect to come out and swim with us.
Now you can purchase a membership as a gift!