New to open water ocean swimming? HALF MILE SWIM OPTION JUST ADDED TO THE EVENT!
REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 22nD AT 3:00PM! Have you ever watched the county lifeguards at their ocean swim competitions over the years and dreamed of having the chance to swim the same race course? Now is your chance!! The first ever lifeguard ocean course will now be open to the public to race in Avalon, and for that matter, all of South Jersey! Just like the lifeguards, you will swim the flags straight out into the ocean and back. Yup, you heard that right. The start and finish will be the same place, approximately 35th Street and the beach. Saturday night at 6:30pm. I bet you can just feel the excitement already for a running beach start.
It was an easy decision to name this new, epic event to honor our Avalon Beach Patrol captain of 65 years that just retired, Captain Murray Wolf. A new tradition continues, hopefully for many many years. Proceeds will be going to the Avalon Beach Patrol Alumni Association. You can count on many current and former guards from ABP and the county to be in the mix for this swim.
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. NO IN PERSON SIGN UPS. Entry fee includes a branded custom swim cap, chip timing, and a premium event branded Xterra Mesh Gear Bag. ($30 value!) Limited to the first 100 registered for either swim.
Wetsuits are permitted, but in true lifeguard races, those wearing wetsuits are not eligible for awards.
Mandatory 45 minute cut off to complete the mile swim.
Avalon Beach Patrol will be the on water rescue teams.
Awards: Top 3 male and female overall, top male and female representing a beach patrol Male and female age group winners in 10 year increments for the MM and the 1/2 Mile swim (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,60-69, 70 plus)
No Duplicate Awards
4:45-6:00 PM PACKET PICK UP RACE DAY at the beach patrol headquarters 32nd Street and the Beach. Plenty of parking at 29th and 30th and the beach public parking lots on Avalon Avenue. 7:00 PM Awards back at headquarters.
Beach Start: 6:30pm Mass Start for the mile swim, 6:35pm for the1/2 mile swim.
You have 6 weeks to prepare
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