John Boyd Memorial Swim
In 2017, the John Boyd Memorial Swim moved from evening to morning.
The Boyd Memorial swim in Seaside Heights is a laid-back, point-to-point race on Barnegat Peninsula.
- When, what, where
Aug 5?, Sunday, 7:45 AM;
1 mi; Atlantic Ocean;
♦Seaside Heights, NJ (North-end lifeguard station).
- See also
Event's Home Page.
Register at the north-end of the boardwalk, at Hiering Avenue.
On-site registration opens at 6:45 AM ($20 in 2017); pre-registration is not available.
Park for a fee ($5–$15) in municipal lot at the corner of Hiering Avenue and Ocean Terrace
(next to CVS), or find metered street parking from Central Avenue east.
You may find free street parking west of Central Avenue, but you'll likely need to hunt.
Public restrooms (trailer) are adjacent to registration at Hiering Avenue and Ocean Terrace.
Public restrooms on the boardwalk between Kearney and Freeman Avenues are 300 yards or so south
Public restrooms on the boardwalk between Webster and Hamilton Avenues are 200 yards or so north
of the start.
Leave bag in monitored area on platform behind registration.
Permitted, no penalty, not popular.
The swim starts at Lincoln Avenue beach, south of registration.
Walk to start along boardwalk ready to go; there is no bag wagon at the start.
The post-Sandy boardwalk is OK for bare feet.
Enter the beach—-now gated—-behind the men's room between Webster and Hamilton Avenues.
Running start from beach into surf.
The swim runs northward back to Hiering Avenue beach.
Swim out to first buoy, turn left, proceed north parallel to shore one mile to last buoy,
turn left, and head into beach.
The course is well-marked with eight colored buoys that make it is easy to follow.
The protruding amusement pier between Sherman and Grant Avenues provides an easy-to-spot
landmark about midway along the course.
Running finish from surf onto beach and into timing chute.
Electronic sensor on ankle band, body marking, time clock.
Bottled water and OJ; bagels and cream cheese, apples, cookies.
2005 (Resumed after hiatus of several years.)
- Last wet-feet review