Mid-Summer Mile Lavallette Ocean Swim

The Mid-Summer swim is a one-mile surf race in the quiet and relaxed town of Lavallette. This swim attracts a mix of both young and masters swimmers.

When, what, where
Aug 4, Saturday, 8:00 AM; 1 mi; Atlantic Ocean; 🌎 Lavallette, NJ (Boardwalk at Philadelphia Ave).
See also
Event's website. Lavallette Beach Patrol. Beach Cam.
Registration
Register at the ocean end of Philadelphia Avenue. Registration opens at 6:30 AM and closes at 7:45 AM. Early registration online and by mail is available (with discounted fee).
Parking
Free street parking on Philadelphia Avenue and other streets, near registration.
Restrooms
There are no public restrooms near registration, start, or finish. Try the municpal bulidings three blocks west on the bay end of Philadelphia Avenue.
Bags
Usually, swimmers lacking landlubber helpers leave their bags on the beach at Philadelphia Avenue or thereabouts. In past swims, a kind volunteer ferried bags from registration to finish in his SUV.
Wetsuits
Swimmers wearing wetsuits are not eligible for awards.
Start
The swim starts at Princeton Avenue, nine blocks south of registration. Walk to start ready to go; there is no bag wagon at the start. Running start from beach into surf.
Course
The course runs northward parallel to the beach between Princeton and President Avenues. Swim out to first buoy, turn left, swim one-mile to last buoy, turn left, and head into shore. (Course direction may be reversed on race day to suit water conditions.) The course is well marked with several orange buoys and is easy to follow.
Finish
The swim finishes at President Avenue, six (short) blocks north of registration. Running finish from surf onto beach and into timing chute. Refreshments and awards at finish.
Timing
Electronic sensor on ankle band, body marking, time clock.
Amenities
T-shirt, cap, trinkets. Big spread of bagels, pastries, fruit, and beverages.
Inception
2001?
Last wet-feet review
2014