Andy-Rooney Ocean Swims

New for 2019: Sea Bright has a new pavilion with public restrooms, changing areas, and deck showers; those post-Sandy trailer toilets and portable toilets are gone. So go ahead and grab that extra-large coffee for the early-AM drive.

The Andy-Rooney swim at Sea Bright Public Beach revives the former Manning Swim. It's a relaxed and low-key race drawing a moderately-sized field.

When, what, where
Jul 17, Saturday, 7:15 AM; 1 mi, 2 mi; Atlantic Ocean; 🌎 Sea Bright, NJ (Sea Bright Public Beach, Ocean Ave at River St).
See also
Event's website.
Registration
You must register online this year. Check-in at the Sea Bright Public Beach's pavilion, about centered along the ocean side of the parking lot; take outdoor stairway to the beach deck. Check-in opens at 6:45 AM and closes at 7:30 AM.
Parking
Free parking (until 11 AM) in the ample lot for Sea Bright Public Beach.
Restrooms
Public restrooms, changing areas, and deck showers at registration.
Bags
Leave bag on deck near registration.
Wetsuits
Permitted, no penalty, not popular.
Start
The start either north or south of River Street beach is determined by current. Walk to start ready to go; there is no bag wagon for gear. Running start from beach into surf.
Course
The point-to-point course follows the current and finishes on the beach near River Street. Buoys mark the start and finish turns and half-mile intervals. The bright-yellow finish arch on the beach is easy to spot as you approach the last buoy.
Finish
Finish at the beach near River Street and registration. Running finish from surf onto beach and into timing chute. The finish is marked with a bright arch, easily seen from final buoy. Return to deck for refreshments and awards.
Timing
Timing chip with ankle bands. Time clock.
Amenities
T-shirt, cap. Bottled water, fruit.
Inception
2015
Last wet-feet review
2020