500 Yard Swim

The 500 yard swim event is limited to our younger competitors, 10 years and under. It is intended to be an introduction to open water swimming, so swimmers will be comfortable to move up in distance as they age up. Competitors will gather with the starter immediately following the start of the 3 mile race. The starter will walk swimmers down the peninsula to approximately 56th street. Swimmers will start from the beach or the water and swim towards the finish buoy. They will turn left after the finish buoy and proceed to the finish line on the beach.

It is advised that competitors become familiar with the course map, which will also be posted at registration.

Age Groups

  • Awards for top 3 finishers in each age group by gender.

  • Wetsuits are allowed, but not award eligible.