We do not hold open water swimming events on a regular basis, but some of our members often swim with Coney Island & Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers (CIBBOWS) who do have regularly swim together at the beaches in Brooklyn, including the polar bear swim on New Years’ Day in Coney Island. We also hold at least one beach day for our members (such as our Brighton Beach open water swims in Summer 2020 (details below)). In the past, our members have competed in open water swimming events such as the 20 Bridges Swim around Manhattan, New York City Triathlon, and the Lake George Open Water Swim. Check this page regularly for updates on open water swimming events.

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UPDATE ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2020:

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our beach day last month! Save the date for our next group open water swim on Brighton Beach on Saturday, September 19, 2020! In accordance with the city’s policy:

  • Face coverings are mandatory when not swimming
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others
  • Bring a bedsheet or beach blanket to assist with social distancing
  • If you plan to attend our group swim, please familiarize yourself with the city’s pandemic safety precautions on the website, including the city’s rules for face coverings.

We will be meeting at Grimaldo’s Chair at 10am. The Open Water swim will begin at 10:30am. Be sure to wear your TNYA gear so we know who is a part of our team. We tend to blend in with the crowd while in swimwear. The rain date will be on Sunday, September 20th, also meeting at Grimaldo’s Chair at 10am.

Please Note: No registration is required, attendance is not capped, and this will not be a coached clinic. This is just a meet up and group swim, similar to the group swims in the city’s outdoor public pools.

More details will be announced soon. If you would like to help plan our open water swims and other outdoor gatherings, or if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at: mail@tnya.org.

UPDATE ON AUGUST 20, 2020:

Join us on Brighton Beach for our Annual Beach Day with our open water swimming clinic on Sunday, August 30, 2020! Please note that, in order to comply with the city’s social distancing guidelines, we are limiting participation in our clinic to only 25 active members, so make sure you RSVP below as soon as possible for reserve a spot. In addition, we’ll have these policies in place:

  • Face coverings are mandatory when not swimming
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from others
  • Bring a bedsheet or beach blanket to assist with social distancing
  • If you plan to attend our beach day, please familiarize yourself with the city’s pandemic safety precautions on the website, including the city’s rules for face coverings.

We also have our custom-branded “TNYA Beach Day Bundle” for our members to purchase for $30 which will include a face mask, a swim cap, and a cup (pictured below). Our members must register for the clinic through ClubAssistant. The bundle can also be purchased through the clinic registration page on ClubAssistant and will be distributed on the beach at beach day. Registration and the waitlist are free but mandatory to participate in the clinic. Registration is now open (opened on Monday, August 24, 2020). We will arrange for a rain date in case of inclement weather. Check this page frequently for updates. If you would like to make alternative payment and delivery of the pandemic pack bundle, reach out to us at: merchandise@tnya.org

We will be meeting in the usual spot at Grimaldo’s Chair at 4th Street at 10am. We will again be partnering with Front Runners Multi-Sports Committee, who will have a group run to the beach and group bike to the beach earlier in the morning (participation will also be capped for the group running and group biking). If you are interested in running or biking with Front Runners, please reach out to them at: multisport@frny.org

For more summer programming, see our full list here. For more information about the suspension of our regular operations, see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advisory. If you would like to help plan our beach day and other outdoor gatherings, or if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at: mail@tnya.org.