Annual Beach Day at Brighton Beach on August 7

We are joining our friends Front Runners New York for our annual beach day tentatively scheduled for Sunday, August 7. We look forward to our annual open water swimming clinic coached by our very own Onesimo Demira. Front Runners’ Multi-Sport Committee will be preparing their members for the Staten Island Triathlon, but you can still join us if you just want to relax on the beach. In case of inclement weather or hazardous conditions in the ocean, our alternative date is Sunday, August 21. If you have any questions, reach out to us at: mail@tnya.org

Schedule for the Day:

  • 10:00am: Meet at Grimaldo’s Chair (located next to the Brighton Beach Boardwalk at 6th Street) and walk onto the beach
  • 10:15am: Open Water Swimming Clinic starts. The clinic is free to all.
  • 10:30am: 1-2 Miles Swim for Advanced Open Water Swimmers Starts (pace and distance groups will be determined at the start). The swim is free to all.
  • NOTE: Front Runners is organizing a group run and group bike to the beach earlier in the morning. If you are interested in the run or the bike, but not a member of Front Runners, e-mail their Multi-Sport Committee at: multisport@frny.org

Important Swim Safety Information: Use a swim buoy, and/or wear a brightly-colored swim cap (preferably a color that does not blend with the waves). Sometimes boats and jet skis come closer than they should to the area where we will be swimming, so it’s important to be visible.

General Information

We do not hold open water swimming practices or events on a regular basis, but some of our members often swim with our friends Coney Island & Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers (CIBBOWS) who do have regularly swims together at the beaches in Brooklyn. We also hold at least one beach day for our members, usually in partnership with Front Runners New York and other aquatics organizations. In the past, our members have competed in open water swimming events such as the CIBBOWS Grimaldo Mile, Coney Island Polar Bear Swim, 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan, New York City Triathlon, Lake George Open Water Swim, and other open water swimming competitions. Last summer, we put on our first annual pride open water swim in partnership with CIBBOWS! We will also continue to meet regularly at the beaches this summer and fall. To coordinate with our teammates going to the beach, contact us at: mail@tnya.org

For details on upcoming events, visit our News & Events page.