Dorothy H Mohn Memorial Swim
The Brigantine Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge hosts the Dorthy H.
Mohn Memorial One Mile Bay Swim during its annual Bayfest fund-raising cookout.
The cookout behind the Lodge sells the likes of crab cakes, steamed shrimp and clams, corn-on-the-cob,
hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cake, soda, and beer.
Live(?) bands provide entertainment.
This party atmosphere is perhaps a stronger draw than the race itself for the handful of swimmers
Logistics are simple.
(The notes below are based on the slightly sketchy memory of my only attendance in 2005.)
- When, what, where
Aug 26?, Sunday, 8:30 AM;
1 mi; bay;
♦Brigantine, NJ (Brigantine Elks Lodge, 400 West Shore Dr).
- See also
Brigantine Elks Lodge.
Register at the Brigantine Elks Lodge, 400 West Shore Drive, at the intersection of West Shore Drive and Bayshore Avenue.
Enter through the gate to the Lodge's backyard.
Free parking in the Lodge's lot or on the adjacent streets.
Swimmers may use the Lodge's bathrooms inside the lower hall.
Find a free chair among the rows of tables and leave your bags there.
Permitted, no penalty, not popular.
Deep water start from Lodge's dock.
The race follows an out-and-back course in the narrow waterway lined by docks and houses.
It is marked by an orange buoys.
The setting sun can hinder sighting on the outbound leg westward.
Other than this annoyance, the course is easy to follow.
Deep water finish at dock.
Swimmers may enjoy the cookout fare, but the cost is additional to the registration fee.
- Last wet-feet review