Greenwich’s Island Beach Two-Mile Swim set for Aug. 9

The annual Island Beach Two Mile Swim in Greenwich will take place on Aug. 9 at 8:30 a.m.

The event  is sponsored by the Town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Swim Committee. 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 board the Island Beach Ferry at 7:20. The race course will be marked by buoys and protected by boats. The entry fee is $65 for today and  $75 thereafter. Deck entries are  permitted.

Visit the Greenwich Swim Committee web site for an entry form and online registration. Volunteer boats and kayaks are needed to help protect the race course. Contact the Race Director Jon Harnett at 203-253-2546 for additional information about the event.

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