Meters for Mike

The Meters for Mike swim raises funds to support victims of brain trauma in memory of swimmer Michael Heaney. It attracts several-hundred swimmers and is popular with many college and high-school teams in the area. Despite the huge turnout, organizers keep the event running smoothly.

When, what, where
Sep 11?, Saturday, 8:30 AM; 1 mi; Atlantic Ocean; 🌎 Manasquan, NJ (Beach at E Main St).
See also
Event's website.
Registration
Register on the beach at East Main Street. Early online registration offers a small discount plus guaranteed T-shirt. Check-in and race-day registration open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:15 AM. Expect lines.
Parking
Park in municipal lot on 3rd Avenue and E Main Street, municipal lot on 4th Avenue and E Main Street, municipal lot at the north end of 2nd Avenue, or on street.
Restrooms
Public restrooms are on promenade adjacent to registration; expect lines. There are additional public restrooms on the promenade at both Ocean Avenue and Brielle Road. Beach showers are on promenade adjacent to registration.
Bags
Leave bag on beach, near finish and registration.
Wetsuits
Permitted, not popular.
Start
Start at Main Street beach. Five waves plunge at intervals of three (or more) minutes: college-age males, college-age female, pre-college males, pre-college females, all swimmers 23 and over. Running start from beach into surf.
Course
Three large buoys mark a boot-shaped course mostly parallel to the shoreline. From the start, swim straight out to the first buoy and make a right-shoulder, ninety-degree turn. Swim south to the farthest buoy, which is south of the finish. At the second buoy, make a right-shoulder, hairpin turn. Next, head back north towards the third and final buoy. At the third buoy, make a left-shoulder and then swim straight to the finish. The buoys can be tricky to spot. Sight off of the lifeguards on paddle boards along the course. On approach to the last buoy, look for the lime-green finish arch on the beach.
Finish
Finish near starting beach. Running finish from surf onto beach and into timing chute. Finish is adjacent to registration, beach shower, and refreshments.
Timing
Electronic chip with ankle strap. Body marking. Time clock.
Amenities
T-shirt, cap. Bagels with cream cheese and butter, soft pretzels, granola bars, fruit, water.
Inception
2012
Last wet-feet review
2019