Point To Point Bay Swim

Avalon, NJ, USA
09 Jul, 2022 (Sat)


1.2 mi

About the event

WE ARE SOLD OUT. Thank you for the incredible interest and support of our charity swim. We can't wait to see you!

You can find your BIB NUMBER HERE

The hoodies are all gone for this swim. but we have gotten some of our amazing beach towels for your give away in place of them.. (There are still openings in all of our other three swims to grab your 2022 hoodie!) 

NEW THIS YEAR: This is race #1 in the TKC open water summer swim series: TRIPLE CROWN! Cedar Island is race #2 and the September Point to Point is race #3. in the series. Everyone gets a Triple Crown Award by doing all three events! All three swim times are combined and top 5 male and female overall with the low net score an additional prize. 

This is a perfect training swim for participants who are registered for Cedar Island 5K Swim on August 28th!  It is a point to point 1.2 mile bay training swim with the current on the back half of the Cedar Island 5K Swim course. This is an event to familiarize you with the end of the course surroundings and key site locations on it, the current, and open water swimming in a group. The Cedar Island 5K Swim can be a little overwhelming with 300 swimmers. This practice swim with a smaller group of 125 swimmers will give you the confidence for a safe and successful race for both events.  Athletes receive a swim cap, chip timing, and an event  comfy TULTEX HOODIE! I promise that you will love them! The hoodies have already been purchased, and are available first come first served on selecting your size. Don't wait to sign up, as sizes are limited and we SOLD OUT early for last year's event. Our super cool Defeet custom event socks are available as an add on in the store for a $25 donation.

NEW PICK UP LOCATION AND TIME:  2:45- 4:15pm Check at the 8th Street Tennis Building. Parking is available on any side street. THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE AVALON YACHT CLUB.


A bib list will be emailed/texted (if you sign up for the alert) Friday, July 8th. KNOW YOUR BIB NUMBER so we can get everyone in a and out quickly from pick up. PRO TIP, please self body mark your bib number on your left hand prior to arriving and check in. 

SWIM TEMPERATURE is currently 68 degrees and wetsuit legal. You may wear a swim buoy!

We will have a SHUTTLE  again this year, so NO GEAR BAGS from the race start.  Shuttle has 15-10 people per trip. (Simmers only) and runs every 20 minutes starting at 3:00pm. Last ride is 4:20. Do not plan on this last minute shuttle.  How else can I get to the swim start if I do not want to ride the shuttle? You can have someone drop you at 20th Street and 5th Avenue public dock after you check in and pick up. The other option is walk (or run) to the swim start. (NYC triathlon, PHLY triathlon, and others have done this option.) Exit out the AYC and turn right, head south down Ocean drive.Turn right at the 21st Street light and go over the bridge, stay on 21st Street until you get to 5th Avenue, turn right and go one block, the public dock will be straight in front of you. There is some parking down in this area if you choose to get dropped off there and have your friends/family watch you start the race. They can follow you along Ocean Drive but they cannot come to the AYC to see you finish this year. 

**DO NOT GATHER AT THE SWIM START DOCK UNTIL 4:30pm. Volunteers will be there with their SUP and kayaks preparing to get on the water for your safety during the swim. Once the dock is cleared, you will self seed by your expected finish times,  fastest times on deck on the dock and followed by the times in sequential order. *4:30 PM Seeding Swim Times on the dock : Under 25 Minutes, 26-30 Minutes, 31-39, 40-45 Minutes, 45 plus Minutes. The back bay is nice and wide along the entire course. 

You will walk down the 5 stairs (all the stairs are out of the water) to the fixed dock below, which is also out of the water.  Swim time will start once you cross the timing mat just prior to entering the water thru the posts of the ladder. You may jump or dive into the water. Head out from the dock/cove into the open bay, making sure to clear the docks on your right hand side. Turn right and SWIM DOCK SIDE on the right side of the bay side along 20th Street to Ocean Drive where you will make a LEFT TURN around the one and only BUOY on the course. It is a straight line along Ocean Drive which becomes a  slight left turn once you reach 7th Street. Follow along 7th Street until you get to the end and arrive at the Avalon Yacht Club for the finish.

THERE IS NO WARM UP SWIM!! Participants will remain on the dock and then down the sidewalk. Things will  move quickly so be prepared and ready to swim. Swimmers will be counted in and cross a timing mat at 4:45 PM sharp. Swimmers will self seed according to swim time when entering the water. It will be time trial start seeding the faster swimmers first. There is a 45 minute cut off time to complete the swim and finish at the Avalon Yacht Club which starts when you enter the water so do not worry if your are near the end of the start! Swimmers will exit by a swim ladder located on the end of the large floating dock at AYC. There will be a buoy marking the dock/finish line. You do not have to round this buoy.  YOU MUST REMOVE YOUR OWN TIMING CHIP ONCE YOU HAVE EXITED UP THE RAMP AT AYC.  It is recommended to keep your own time if possible to confirm times.  Please be respectful and keep your order upon exit or waiting to climb the ladder.  NEW THIS YEAR: Finisher's Towels!!  

Please move quickly off the club grounds and take the shuttle back to the 8th Street Tennis Building. AWARDS approximately 5:45pm to the top 5 overall male and female, masters, and grand masters. Nemos Pizza, Kohlers Bakery cream donuts, and water post swim!

Proceeds go to the Avalon Fire Rescue Water Safety Team and the Avalon Yacht Club Charitable Foundation.  Without both of their support, we would not be able to have our swims. Thank you for joining us for the event!

Race director reserves the right to change, alter, or cancel the event. 

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