6th Annual Open Water Swim

Saturday July 8th, 2017 @ 11:30am


Atlantique, Fire Island, NY


THE 6TH ANNUAL FIRE ISLAND OCEAN SWIM WILL TAKE PLACE JULY, 8TH, 2017.

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The 400 Meter, 1 Mile and 5K Ocean Swim hosted by Open Water Swim LLC is a open water charity swim event that will start/finish at Atlantique Beach, Fire Island, ocean side.  400 Meter Swim is open to USA Swimmers only ages 10 years and under.  The 400 Meter swim will start at the starting gate and will run east 200 meters out, left shoulder turn at turn buoy and 200 meters back parallel to the beach. Start and Finish will take place on the beach. The1 Mile race is open to USA Swimmers ages 11-17 and adults 18 years and older. The 1 Mile swim will run from Atlantique west .5 miles loop to Fair Harbor, left shoulder at turn buoy and back to Atlantique and runs parallel to the beach.  Start/finish will be on the beach to the west of Atlantique lifeguard stand. Swim course will be clearly marked with buoys.   5K race is open to adults only 18 years and older and will run from Atlantique to Kismet, left should turn at turn buoy and back to Atlantique and runs parallel to beach. Lifeguards, stand-up paddlers, kayaks and a jet ski with rescue sled will monitor the entire course. There will be designated water breaks for 5K distance swim only. Swimmers will be required to adhere to USA Swimming Rules governing conduct and attire.   Currents and surf can vary, swimmers should be prepared for a challenging swim and must be conditioned for the open water.  Race director reserves the right to modify race or cancel swim if severe dangerous conditions arise.