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Nav-e-sink or Swim Distance Festival

Contact Information:
Sunday May 29, 2022 8:00AM


NO PAPER ENTRIES. Register at home before you leave or use your phone when you arrive

Race day registration will be available. T-shirts, while supplies last.

Please be considerate of your fellow athletes and adhere to the guidelines for safer outdoor gatherings. We request that all spectators and athletes please adhere to guidlines for safe social gatherings.

We will be implementing a TIME TRIAL TYPE START this year to assist in limiting large gatherings. Each participant's time will not start until they actually CROSS over the start timing mat. Chip Times for all.

Direction of swim will depend on tides on that day, with swimmers always aswimming with the tide while closer to the channel.Start location will be determined once tide and swim direction is known. We will start lining up at about 7:30 for the 2.4 mile swim, first come first serve.

Results:  We will email you your results as soon as you finish the swim. Grab your cell phone and get your times and check overall places etc. 


Places will change continually until the last finisher is in. 

We will NOT be doing an award ceremony, or printing results at the event so that we do not promote groups gathering around printed sheets hanging on a wall. Results are ALL ONLINE LIVE.

 You will be able to get your age group awards electronically by returning to the results link at the end of the race and click on your name to get your official finisher certificate/Age group award. We have implemented a 5 year award category breakdown this year.

 Athlete Start Times: Please report only 30 minutes prior to start time.

 2.4 Mile (3 loop) 1st in at 7:30AM 

 1.6 Mile (2 loop) 1st in at 8:45AM

.8 Mile (1 loop) 1st in at 9:15AM

Kids Swim 150 yards at 10:00 (12 yrs and younger) 

Warm up time 7:15-7:40 using the whole cove area. Please DO NOT go near the bulkhead area near the street. There is much debris in that area. Once the race has started, warm up will be allowed on the far west end of the beach (to the left of the finish arch) ONLY.

Please DO NOT go near the bulkhead area near the street. 

Note: Parking is limited in the area. See the map for street locations.
Best to park on: Lafayette, Washington, Allen, 1st, 2nd and 3rd streets, Hunt, Church even Park if needed. Only a block or 2 away.
Arrive early enough to find a space. Additional parking available at the Rumson Crew lot just west of Victory Park.

Very LIMITED parking at Victory Park.   You will have to park on side streets.

Bring your stuff with you, we have bag check in!

We will be swimming in a Counter Clockwise rotation. Low tide is at 7:40AM

Starting on the beach, swimming  directly straight out to first buoy, turn left, BUOYS ON YOUR LEFT AT ALL TIMES. 

All swimmers will start at the same location (east side of beach, near street). All swimmers will FINISH at the same location (West side of beach, away from street). Split point is in the middle

At check in, we will be marking your hand and your cap with your chip number. Chips  can go OVER your wetsuit (for easier removal) or BELOW. DO NOT PUT YOUR CHIP UNDER YOUR WETSUIT. Please place on your ankle only, not on your wrist!

Very important! When you come through the shoot, please move quickly to the end as there is not much room on the beach and we can not let it back up. non returned chips will be charged $20.

Port-o-johns will be available just West of the playground (other side of basketball court, away from street).

Please do not use the borough bathrooms. Please also help us clean up, the Borough of Rumson has a Memorial Day Parade  and festivities at Victory Park the following day.

Be Safe, Stay Healthy

Doug Rice

Split Second Racing

No refunds. Rain or shine event.


There is a time limit on the swim. Anyone still in the water at 10:30, will be removed and brought in. Anyone thinking they will be swimming close to two hours can see the timing tent only BEFORE the event and we will let them go in at 8:00 ,prior to the first heat. That give them a time limit of 2:20. Anyone going in at that time that swims faster that 1:45, will be disqualified. 

​Water Temp is usually about 70 degrees

​At check in, we will be marking your left hand and your cap with your chip number. Chips  need to go below or over your wetsuit for timing, on your ankle only, not on your wrist. Please do not cover your chip with your wetsuit.


Race Price Start Time Sanctioning Organization

.8 (1 Loop) - Open water swim - Open Water Swim $48.00 - Late Registration after April 30 8:00 am N/A
1.6 (2 loops) - Open water swim - Open Water Swim $48.00 - Late Registration after April 30 8:30 am N/A
2.4 Mile Swim (3 Loops) - Open water swim - Open Water Swim $48.00 - Late Registration after April 30 10:00 am N/A
Kids Swim 150 yards - Open water swim - Open Water Swim $25.00 - register 10:00 am N/A