The race will be started at 11:00 AM, rain or shine, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. An electrical storm or dangerous surf conditions will necessitate resetting the start time until later in the day. If conditions do not improve, the swim will be cancelled. Weather cancellations will be announced on the beach patrol's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Entry fees are non-refundable even in the event of race cancellation.
Make checks payable to Sea Isle City Beach Patrol
Saturday, July 24, between 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM at Sea Isle City Beach Patrol Headquarters - 44th Street and Promenade. Please allow additional driving time for the increase of traffic on the weekend.
The starting line for this box swim will be at the water's edge. Swimmers will swim out to the first turn buoy. After turning the buoy, they will swim parallel to the shore line. Upon reaching the second turn buoy, swimmers will turn toward the shore line and finish on the beach in front of the 44th Street beach patrol headquarters. The traditional starting line will be located at approximately 61st Street which means the swimmers will swim north. If extreme currents run north to south on race day, the starting line will be switched to 27th Street in an effort to have participants swim with the current.
*Note - The race will take place in two heats. Heat one will be males and heat two will be females. Heat two will start five minutes after heat one.
**Note – participants can swim on either side of the yellow flags.
Wet suits are permitted regardless of the water's temperature.
The start of the race will be in two waves; one male and one female.
Public parking available at: 300 JFK Boulevard, 125 JFK Boulevard, 4501 Park Avenue, and 4416 Landis Avenue. All locations are in Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
Bus transportation to the start of race is available at 10:00, 10:20, and 10:40 AM.
Transportation of gear from start to finish line.
Refreshments at the finish line.
Toilet facilities provided at registration and finish of race.
Compuscore Computer Services will provide race results. Complete overall order of finish will be available on their website - www.compuscore.com.
Due to the fact that all lifeguards need to be at their stations by 12:30 PM, a time cap of one hour and thirty minutes is necessary.
High quality heavyweight, multi color print T-shirts to the first 250 registrants. Shirts not claimed by pre-registrants at race packet pick-up will be distributed to race volunteers.
There will be male and female divisions for the following categories:
No duplication of awards. The top five finishers in the male and female divisions are not eligible for age group trophies.
First and second place team plaques and individual medals will be awarded to each scoring member of a team:
Awards ceremony will be held at the beach patrol headquarters, 44th Street and Boardwalk, at 12:00 noon.
The number of entries allowed per team is unlimited. All members must complete their own registration form. The first four swimmers across the finish line will score.
True team scoring, also known as cross country scoring, is the method of scoring that will be applied to determine winners.
Sea Isle City Beach Patrol reserves the right to remove swimmers from the course due to unsafe conditions, the excess duration of the race, or if the contestant is believed to be at risk.
From the New Jersey area take the Garden State Parkway south to Exit 17. If you are traveling north on the Parkway, there is no Exit 17. One needs to double back using the Seaville Service Station parking lot at mile marker 18. At the exit's end, make a right onto Route 625. After crossing the bay bridge you are on John F. Kennedy Boulevard. Continue on John F. Kennedy Boulevard to the last street before the promenade; Pleasure Avenue. Go right to 44th Street. The patrol's headquarters and registration are located on the promenade at 44th Street.
From Pennsylvania and points west take Route 42 or 73 to the Atlantic City Expressway east. Exit the Expressway at 7S, Garden State Parkway south. Then follow the above directions for the New Jersey area.
From New York and points north take the New Jersey Turnpike south to Exit 11, Garden State Parkway south. Then follow the above directions for the New Jersey area.
From Delaware and points south take Route 40 east to Mays Landing, take Route 50 south to Seaville, take Route 9 south to the Sea Isle City turn off, make a left onto Route 625. Then follow the above directions for the New Jersey area.