Island Beach 2-Mile Swim on Aug. 4

The annual Island Beach Two Mile Swim will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 8:30 a.m. The event which started in 1936 is sponsored by the Town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Swim Committee.

The race is sanctioned by U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) and governed by its rules. All participants must be 18 years of age or older and current USMS members. Swimmers can purchase USMS One Event Membership cards on race day for $15.

Wetsuits are permitted but swimmers wearing wetsuits will be ineligible for awards. There will be refreshments and commemorative T-shirts for all participants. Swimmers should report to Greenwich Harbor at 6:45 a.m. for registration and boarding of Island Beach ferry at 7:20 a.m. The entry fee is $60 for entries postmarked by July 20 and $70 thereafter. Deck entries are not permitted.

Visit the Greenwich Swim Committee website Gscevents.org for entry form and on-line registration. Volunteer boats are needed to help protect the race course. Contact the Race Director Jon Harnett, at 203-869-8714 for additional information about the event.

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