Memorial Day Ocean Swim: Long Branch (7am)
Mon May 29 2023 at 07:00 am to 08:00 amUTC-04:00
Long Branch Beach - Pier Village | Long Branch, NJ
AdvertisementMemorial Day Ocean Swim: Long Branch (7am)
CURRENT OCEAN TEMP/CONDITIONS:
**PLEASE CHECK BACK TO THIS PAGE BEFORE ATTENDING AS SWIM MAY BE CANCELLED IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER/CONDITIONS**
o Led by Coach Brian Shea, this is an open water ocean swim, up to 1-hour in duration over an 400-meter (+/-) loop, off the beach in Long Branch.
o The course is marked by buoys, which offer a great opportunity to practice sighting & navigation.
o You can do as little/much as you like, as long as you're finished within 1-hour of start time.
o This will be a GUARDED ocean swim w/ no fewer than (2) Lifeguards present (physically in the water, watching you on a board/kayak).
66 Centennial Drive
Long Branch, NJ 07740
*This address will bring you within 50m of the entrance to the beach where we meet...but the closer you can park to the beach, the better.
Metered parking is available in/around Pier Village (I STRONGLY recommend downloading the https://flowbirdapp.com/app if you intend to come frequently.
Parking is FREE for morning swims until 10am.
COST: To cover costs of having lifeguards present...
o $10 /swim OR (3) swims for $20
o There will be a labeled canister near the lifeguard stand, where we meet - please contribute your $ there.
o Water temperatures are expected to be anywhere from 56-65F & wetsuits are encouraged. If you believe this will present an issue & are in need of a wetsuit, wetsuit rentals can be processed here:
*Please include HEIGHT/WEIGHT in the notes as well as the date the suit is needed (i.e. The date of the clinic/swim you're planning on attending)
**Please do this as early as possible before requested date (ideally >48-hours)
Wetsuit rental is billed at $25 /day.
o This will be a guarded swim, but all swimmers should be comfortable swimming in excess of 400m in deep water, without stopping & NOT require the assistance of the lifeguard (he/she is there for rescues in extenuating circumstances).
o If you are completely new to Open Water Swimming, we suggest participating in one of our Open Water Clinics, to help gain confidence (see link):
Who is Coach Brian?
o Brian Shea comes to the program with a wealth of experience in endurance sports as an athlete, coach and consultant. He is the Founder & Head Coach at Jersey Shore Masters & for over 25 years, has competed in all levels of endurance sports from 5K to Ultra-marathon Swims/Runs to Ironman.
o He has raced/won triathlons in the United States & abroad with multiple Ironman finishes including Ironman Hawaii with Personal Bests of:
5k - 15:54
Marathon - 2:49
Ironman - 9:31
Most recently, Brian has (5) Top-10 finishes at the 9-mile Annual Swim for Alligator Light (Islamorada FL) as well as 2nd & 3rd place finishes (M40-44) at the United States Lifesaving Association National Championships.
o On the coaching side, Brian is a certified coach having formulated training and sports nutrition programs for athletes ranging from beginner to professional.
If you have any questions, please respond to this post & we'll circle back w/ you ASAP...OR if you'd like to contact Coach Brian directly, you can do so at: [email protected]
Where is it happening?Long Branch Beach - Pier Village, Long Branch, United States
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