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Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 Mile Swim & 1 Mile Bay Challenge

Sun June 9, 2024 Stevensville Libby's Coastal Kitchen, MD 21666 US

1 MIle Bay Challenge Welcome

We are so very excited to host you for the 2024 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, 1 Mile Bay Challenge. We know that you've been putting in the time in the pool and are pumped that we are just 2 months away from swim day. We wanted to just reach out and let you know that, even with the tragedy of the Key Bridge, our event is 100% a go!! We just had our meeting with the US Coast Guard, and other emergency partners, yesterday, and have been assured that we are good to go !

We will be updating our athlete guide shortly with all of the pertinent times and dates, but as an overview, the general timeline for that morning:

6:30 to 7:30am - Shuttles Start Matapeake Schools
7:00am to 8:00am - Packet Pickup, Body Marking, Clothing Drop Libbey's
8:15am - Pre Race Meeting
8:30 - 1st Wave (self seeded) starts
8:35 - 2nd Wave (self seeded) starts
8:40 - 3rd Wave (self seeded) starts
8:45 - Final Wave starts
10:00- All Swimmers Out of Water
10:15 - Awards
We ALWAYS recommend taking a shuttle over to the start as spectators/vehicles are not allowed on to the property at Libbey's Coastal Kitchen. Should you attempt to park there, you will be turned away, so best to just part at the school complex (both spectators AND swimmers can take the shuttle to the 1 Mile area)

Remember, this swim start is a bit different. We start you, in groups of up to 75, in the water at one time. You will swim a clockwise triangle, and, though the water gets shallow, your time doesn't stop till you set your first foot on the stairs, so keep that in mind as you complete the swim.

Personal flotation buoys (pull behind safety buoys) ARE allowed. 

So we just wanted to get you some basic ideas as to where we were at, and answer many of your most pertinent questions. We will be sending out our athlete guide, and some more emails to you soon. Good luck, and keep that yards up! 

As always, any questions please send to or check out

See you on the beach!!

Jason and the BaySwim Team!

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