Thursday, February 02, 2017
The 2017 Cross Bay Swim will be held on Friday, July 14. The Swim Committee has been preparing for the event, and we know that many of you are already in training. We are all excited for another stunningly beautiful and inspiring swim across the Great South Bay.
2016 was a memorable Swim, with three teenagers finishing at the top of the list in near record time. Conditions were nearly ideal that day, but navigating over 5.5 miles in open water creates a challenge under the best of conditions.
So many of our Swim alumni are accomplished athletes. Conor Hartnett, Jonathon (Herc) Maier, and Rich Wilde have conquered the English Channel, the king of open water swims. This past fall, committee member Rob Roos ran the NYC Marathon for the third time.
2016 was a record breaking year for donations, with our participants raising over $80,000 for our charities. The three top fundraisers alone donated over $20,000!
This year marks 90 years since the first Cross Bay Swim. Our swimmers now come from all over the country to enjoy the pleasures of Fire Island and the South Shore. We thank our many contributors, volunteers and supporters for helping maintain this wonderful tradition on the Great South Bay.
Applications for this year's Swim will be posted on our website www.GreatSouthBaySwim.com on or about April 1. As before, we limit the event to 100 swimmers. Admissions are accepted based on postmark date and time.
Announcements and news are posted on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/crossbayswim/?ref=bookmarks
We hope that you will mark your calendars and make plans to join us on July 14 for another memorable event.
See you then!
The Fischer Family and the Swim Committee