Fire Island Ocean Swim

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR SWIMMERS.  THE 2016 EVENT HELD ON JULY 9TH WAS A GREAT SUCCESS. 

Despite inclement weather, we had an exceptional turnout with a record 140 participants.  The cloudy skies and rough currents did not dampen the spirits of our swimmers and made the finish that much more rewarding for them!

 

Stay tuned for 2017!


Sponsors and volunteers are always welcome.  If you would like to be part of this one-of-a-kind event on the beautiful shores of Fire island, NY, please contact Coach Bryan Krut at 516-356-5306 or email @ bkrutowswimli@gmail.com

DIRECTIONS:

FERRY SCHEDULE: Ferry cost is $19 round trip for Adults. Cash Only.  Children 2-11 years old: $9 round trip.
THERE ARE TWO FERRY OPTIONS SO PLEASE SELECT THE ONE THAT IS MOST CONVENIENT FOR YOU:
1) IF YOU ARE DRIVING AND WILL NEED TO PARK YOUR CAR:
We have scheduled a special ferry for pick up at the Bay Shore Marina at promptly 9:50am!   Fire Island Ferries will be picking up our swimmers at the CLINTON FERRY DOCK located at the Bay Shore Marina South of Montauk HWY all the way down to end.  150 Clinton Ave Bay Shore NY 11706 PH:  631-665-3600 .  It is approx. $8 for parking (Cash Only).  When you enter into the parking area keep the bay to your right all the way down to end.  Park by Nicky’s on The Bay Restaurant (currently under construction).  Ferry leaves right from there.  We will have volunteers there to answer any questions.  DONT BE LATE.  Give yourself plenty of time to make this ferry!!!
Find directions to Fire Island Ferry at http://www.fireislandferries.com/ with info about Fire Island at http://www.theislips.com/atlantique.php  NOTE: You can take an earlier Ferry to Dune Wood with a five minute walk to Atlantique. There will be signs for the OWS Swim and where to go from the Dune Wood Ferry. This is highly recommended….it will give you more time to relax and prepare for the event.
2) IF YOU ARE GETTING DROPPED OFF OR TAKING LIRR TO BAY SHORE:
There is a scheduled 9:30am from the MAIN TERMINAL in Bay Shore: 99 Maple Ave, Bay Shore, 11706:  www.fireislandferries.com/schedules/dunewoodatlantique/
The Clinton Ferry Dock is more convenient for those driving and wanting to park your car.  It is cheaper and easier to park.  DONT BE LATE.  Give yourself plenty of time to make this ferry!!!
RETURN FERRY: There will be a 3:30pm and 5:30pm ferry that leaves Atlantique FI and will bring you right back to your car at the Bay Shore Marina/Clinton Ferry Terminal as well as the Main Terminal.
BY PRIVATE BOAT: Atlantique docking is available on a first-come first-served basis. The dock master monitors VHF Ch. 9 or you can call the dock master’s office (631-767-0234). There is anchorage on either side of the marina so you can anchor out if you like. This will save on fees and give you more privacy.

PLACES TO STAY:
Fire Island is a beautiful seasonal resort destination.  Ocean Beach is the metropolis of Fire Island and is located only 1 mile east of Atlantique beach.  Ocean Beach has a number of great restaurants like Maguires on the Bay, as well as retail shops, bars, and hotels.  Atlantique is an easy walk on the beach – just head west 1 mile (ocean side) or you can take a quick water taxi: Fire Island Water Taxi (call 631-665-8885).  If you plan on staying at Ocean Beach, book it early as hotels fill up quickly! Here’s a link to Trip Advisor: Hotels in Fire Island.  Make sure you select hotels in Ocean Beach!

WHAT TO BRING ON RACE DAY
We will have plenty of water, fruit, bagels etc… For all swimmers and Volunteers!  There is a concession stand where you can buy food and drinks.  Fire Island is very expensive so if you want to save money pack a cooler with your lunch and beverages!!
SPONSOR RECOGNITION 2016:
We’d like to recognize all of our sponsors of the 2016 Fire Island Ocean Swim. We could not put on this Event without your support!!  THANK YOU!!!

Banfi Vintners, Southside Hospital Northwell Health, Dr. Daniel Brandensteen DO of Northwell, Bubba’s Burritos, TYR, Maguires Restaurant in Ocean Beach, Fire Island Ferries, Comprehensive Financial, Beachcomber Trucking, VMA Kempo Jiu Jitsu, Nature Shapes,  Michael Dunn Architect,  State Farm, Bernard Gordy Bay Shore Acupuncurist, Stout Construction, Midcoast Marine, Hampton Gas, Leak Stoppers, Salon 600, Dynamic Labs, The Pencil Grip, Bay Shore Lions Club, South Shore Pools, South Shore Paddle Boards in Babylon and ART (Active Release Techniques).  A special recognition also goes out to Maggie Fischer and her family – you remain a true inspiration to all of us!  2016 Maggie Fisher Cross Bay Swim

THE 4TH ANNUAL FIRE ISLAND OCEAN CHARITY SWIM, JULY 11, 2015, WAS ANOTHER AMAZING SWIM.  WE HAD A RECORD TURNOUT AND THE WEATHER AND WATER CONDITIONS WERE A PERFECT 10.

Congratulations to all the 2015 FI Ocean Swimmers!! You all did a phenomenal job and we could not be more proud of your accomplishments in our 4th Annual Ocean Swim. The conditions were a 10! We had so much support thanks to FI Ocean Rescue, all the lifeguards, kayackers, SUP’s, our officials and volunteers on the beach, our safety staff (thank you Bill Swezey and Frank Lapore!) for ensuring our swimmers safety was the top priority. To view results, visit www.prtiming.com and select FI Ocean Swim. Please visit our facebook page to view all of the great pictures www.facebook.com/openwaterswim. We also want to thank our generous sponsors. We could not do this without you!!

Banfi Vintners – Pioneering Fine Wines since 1919, North Shore LIJ, Impulse Technologies, Fire Island Ferries, Comprehensive Financial, Maguires Restaurant in Ocean Beach, Dr. John T. McLoughlin, DDS Cosmetic Implant and Family Dentistry, Beachcomber Trucking (shout out to TAO!), VMA Kempo Jiu Jitsu, Bay Shore Lions Club, Nature Shapes, Harvard Marine, Michael Dunn Architect, EGAMI consulting group, State Farm, Brightwaters Building Company, Stout Construction, Dr. Daniel Brandenstein of North Shore LIJ Medical Group, TYR (rockin’ the caps!), Midcoast Marine, Gold’s Gym and Hampton Gas, JKings and Nestle.