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Andy Rooney Ocean Swim and Swim/Run Festival

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Jul 14th, 2019 8:00AM

July 14, 2019   8:00AM

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In Memory of Andrew Manning & Charlie Rooney

Sea Bright, NJ “There’s No Place Like Sea Bright”

Shirts guaranteed to the first 175 registered. 

Wetsuit wearers will be in a separate division. Only top three overall Male and Female

Awards for non wetsuit wearers only


Please park in the main municipal lot at the light at intersection of River St and Ocean Ave, Sea Bright


At the South East corner of the parking lot (boardwalk)


Bathrooms are location adjacent to the new building being constructed.

Swim Direction:

Because of changing currents, the direction of the swim will be determined Sunday morning by the lifeguard staff. We swim with the direction of the current, point to point. See bus schedule below.

Swim/Run Participants

Athletes will put their shoes and changing items on a designated spot on the boardwalk.

Upon finishing the swim, go through the swim finish and up the main stairway to shoe transition area.

Begin run on the top of the seawall now made into a nice concrete walkway with railings on both sides, just opened up last week.

Proceed south, down the first stairs on right, do not go to Donavan’s.  Run towards Ocean Ave, making a left to head south on Ocean Ave. You MUST run on sidewalk or in shoulder, no exceptions.

Run south to the turn-a-round point (1 mile), cross the timing mat, head back to transition area. One mile swim/run participants, at the end of 2 miles, proceed back down on beach and through the finish area for final time.

2 Mile swim/run participants must cross the mat just north of shoe transition area and do the same loop out and back a second time. Upon finishing, back to the beach and finish through the finish line.


2018 Schedule subject to change

6:45-7:30 Registration - Swimmers need to Register 30 min Prior to their swim

7:30 am: Buses starting to bring 2 mile swim and 2 mile swim/run participants to start.

7:50  last bus to 2 mile start

8:00AM  2 mile swim and 2 mile swim/run begin, mass start

8:00  First buses start to take 1 mile swim and 1 mile swim/run participants to the one mile start

8:20  Last bus leaves for 1 mile swim or 1 mile swim/run

8:30am:  Start of the 1 mile swim or 1 mile swim/run, mass start


Two Mile Swimmers time limit.

Any two mile participant that does not pass the one mile point of the swim by 8:45AM will be asked to exit the water. Slower swimmers, we ask that you stay close to each other and possibly swim in a small group.


Sea Bright lifeguards will be stationed along the route in the water. Anyone needing assistance, please raise your hands and wave to attract their attention.

Results posted LIVE

Keep your cell phones close, we email each finisher as they finish, as long as we can read your email on the race day form. All the more reason to enter prior to race day.

All athletes are responsible to return their timing chip at the end of the finish chute.


Race Price Start Time Sanctioning Organization

2 Mile Ocean Swim - Open water swim - Open Water Swim $25.00 - by 7/6 8:00 am N/A
2 Mile Swim/4 Mile Run - Multisport - Sprint Distance $35.00 - by 7/6 8:00 am N/A
1Mile Ocean Swim - Open water swim - Open Water Swim $25.00 - by 7/6 8:30 am N/A
1 Mile Swim/2 Mile Run - Multisport - Sprint Distance $35.00 - by 7/6 8:30 am N/A

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