Great Chesapeake Bay 4.4 Mile Swim & 1 Mile Bay Challenge

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

Events

Event Full! Join the waiting list!

Great Chesapeake 4.4 Mile Bay Swim

9:30AM EDT - 3:30PM EDT
Open to ages 13 - 99.

Great Chesapeake 1 Mile Bay Challenge

$75 8:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT Registration ends June 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

Libby's Coastal Kitchen (Formerly Hemingways)
357 Pier One Road-
Stevensville Libby's Coastal Kitchen, MD US 21666

Description

We are excited to announce the return of the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim for 2024!!!! You will find one site this year (www.BaySwim.com) with all of your information, and an easy new address for any questions (info@bayswim.com) 

Race Day is June 9th, 2024, with an 9:30am start time for the 4.4 Mile Swim. We are currently planning on having the 1 Mile Swim begin at 8:30am, so that we can have an awards ceremony earlier for them. This is subject to final approval. 

Don't forget, our newly designed site (www.BaySwim.com) and our email of info@bayswim.com are your sources for all of your up to date information!!!

 

CURRENT WATER TEMPERATURE READINGS     https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44063

 

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/greatchesapeakebayswim !!

 

The 4.4 Mile Swim is FULL!!!! Congratulations to the 650 swimmers who have accepted their entry to this historic event. For those of you who weren't able to make it, please consider our 1 Mile Bay Challenge option. 

We ARE opening up a waiting list for the 4.4 mile swim, to show you interest, but please keep in mind that we factor in no-shows in our accepted number of swimmers. We are going to TRY this waitlist process this year, but it is certainly not a guarantee. 

 

Round 3 Lottery Winners!!!

Congratulations to those who were selected in Round 3. Because of the holiday season, we are giving you 30 days to decide about your decision to accept or decline your invitation to swim with us on June 9th, 2024. 

Please check your email for an invitation to fill out a form and let us know your decision. If we don't hear from you by Jan 15th, 2024, at noon, we will miss you at the 2024 event. 

Congratulations to:

Oliver Abbott
Robert Ackerman
Gilles Alliaume
Ryan Altera
Lisa Anderson
Schuyler Armstrong
Karen Ashbrook-Barnes
Michael Asip
Katie Bacon
Nicolas Baert
Katie Bailey
Hetty Barnett
Chris Barnicle
Colleen Bastian
Carol Bauer
Erika Beauchamp
Jeffrey Benner
Molly Bergamo
Kathryn Bonistalli
Brian Bortell
Patrick Boylan
Kirra Brandon
Mary Breeding
Andy Brown
Elizabeth Brown
Elizabeth Buchanan
Kaitlin Bulavinetz
Sam Burgess
Melissa Burroughs
Kurt Ali Calisal
Andrew Campbell
Maria Cariaso-Long
Meaghan Carpenter
Curtis Caywood
Courtney Chapman
Anthony Cino
James Clingan
Allan Cohen
Heather Colleran
Esther Collinetti
Riley Collins
Alex Condrell
Kevin Corbett
George Corbi
Jorge Cortina
Alyssa Cowden
Amanda Daley
Patrick Daniels
Jeanie Denison
Russell Deppe
Christopher DeZago
Jeff Dill
Kelsey Diven
John Dolan
Thomas Dolan
Holly Donnelly
Michael Donnelly
Rachael Doss
Erin Dudley
Julie Dukes
Chris Echezabal
Annie Engstrom
Matt Fannon
Ian Fessler
Charles Fletcher
Kerry Folan
Gavin Franklin
Wendy Friedland
Grant Garey
Jen Garey
Elizabeth Garofalo
Peter Garver
Brendan Garvin
Jacalyn Ginsburg
Nathan Goldstein
Becky Goldszal
Harry Goudy
Tim Gould
DAVE GRANER
Matthew Gray
Shannon Green
John Gregory
Amanda Gretz
Ben Grillot
Lindsey Guida
Liz Guida
Kathy Haerian
Reg HAHNE
Kristen Hall
Morgan Hammond
Luke Hannon
Lauren Hasselquist
Jason Hay
Jess Haynie
Kevin Hebner
Tony Heimer
Dan Hercher
Jeffrey Hirsch
Steve Hocking
Kelsey Hojan-Clark
Linda Hoke
Philippe Homassel
Churchill Hooff
Michael Houston
Jennifer Hynes
Shawn Jacobsen
James Jermyn
Robert Jeter
Wen ji
Jon Kaplan
Zoe Kaplan
Michael Keene
Christine Kelly
Katie Kelly
Erin Kelman
Ted Kenneally
Alison Kennedy
Daniel Killinger
Erin King
Matthew King
Dana Kirk
Thomas Klump
Lynn Knothe
Donald Knutson
Matt Kowalewski
Mary Kay Krause
Lev Kravtsov
Reed Kroncke
Emily Krucoff
Philip Michael Kruse
Mary La Jeunesse
Matthew Lacorte
Maggie Langford
Sharon Larkin
Kristin Laughlin
Anna Leonard
Sarah Letos
Deependra Logani
Robert Lynch
Julian Lynn
Andrew MacDonald
Suzanne Majewski
Katherine Malinski
Matthew Malloy
Daniel Martonik
Joanne Martonik
Mercedes Marx
Mic McConnell
Scott McDonald
Bob McDonnell
James K McFeeters
Conner McIntyre
Joseph McMullin
Debbie Meany
Angie Melton
Elizabeth Mesora
Travis Mohr
Colleen Monaghan
Aliza Monaldo
Luke Morgan-Scott
Matthew Murphy
Justin Myers
Katrina Nakao
Evia Nelson
Joe Odierno
Hope Mao Oehler
Alec Pillar
Greta Pittenger
Matt Pluta
Pete Pontzer
Erford Porter
John Post
Gregory Prokopowicz
Katie Pumphrey
Patrick Rankin
Tara Rasmussen
Christopher Ratchford
Gabi Redford
Kevin Reed
Pete Reilly
Susan Reiter
Patrick Retallack
Emily Reynolds
Kathy Rice
Erin Rider
Brooke Riester
Michael Roach
Caroline Rodriguez
George Rohrer
kimmy rohrs
Jennifer Ross
Emily Rotert
Bud Roth
Jonathan Ruckdeschel
Judy Rupp
Colin Russell
Robyn Schaffer
Beth Schlegel
Lorelei Schmidt
Joseph Schmitz
Robert A Schroeder
Sam Scoggin
Saravanan Seetharaman
Jennifer Seyba
Daniel Shub
Mike Simons
Summer Snyder
Austin St John
Meridith Stafford
Annie Stahley
Cecily Steppe
Danai Sukduang
Donna Sumption
Katherine Taylor Cammack
Vanessa Teitelbaum
Paul Thayer
Jeff Thibodeau
Rebecca Thompson
Haithem Trabeek
Stephanie Trott
Carre Twardus
William Tyson
Sergey Urazov
Janet Van Sant
Anna Vesotsky
Steven Volkers
Robert Wahl
Donald Wakeman
Adam Walker
Andrew Wallace
Josephina Wang
Yinghua Wang
Chip Warner
Harvey Warnick
James Weber
Alex Weng Weng
David Wenhold
Stephen West
Alex Wetzler
John Whelan
Kirk White
John R Widtfeldt
Thomas Williams
Greg Wolf
Jorge Wong-Valle
Scott Woodworth
Kate Wrenshall
Bill Young
Elizabeth Young
Aijun Zhang

 

Round 2 Lottery Winners!!!

Congratulations to our next 200 winners of the lottery. You should have gotten an email on the evening of December 1st. If you see your name, but didn't get an email, please reach out to us at info@bayswim.com

Richard Abbott
Jake Adams
Maxwell Adams
John Aiello
Brian Alleva
Keith Amberman
Michael Amberman
Kari Andreasen
Derek Argust
Alan Arnold
Charlotte Ashton
Alex Bagden
Charles Baisley
Bruce Bastian
Rajat Bhaskaran
Sarah Biran
Mark Booth
Patricia Bowditch
Matthew Bower
Ann Bowers-Evangelista
Patrick Boylan
Paul Brabson
Yvonne Brach
Stephen Burger
Janet Buyer
Rick Calder
Kurt Ali Calisal
Bridget Callahan
Elizabeth Carlson
Catie Caywood
William Charlton
Alexander Chororos
Mary Christensen
Bethany Corbett
Jorge Cortina
Andy Cosgarea
Malcolm Cosgrove-Davies
Mark Courtney
Mathilde Coyle
Kelly Creamer
Mark Cress
Andrew Cubbison
Todd Culp
Craig Curless
Lisa Dale
Patrick Daniels
John DeBerardinis
Sofia Del Palacio Ugarte
Anna Dewey
Matthew Dolan
Patrick Donahue
Holly Donnelly
Catherine Doud
Samantha Duckett
Maria Dymek
Sarah Eikrem
Alan Ellzey
Calvin Engbrecht
Eric Engstrom
Heather Fairbanks
James Feeney
Katherine Feldman
David Filbeck
Tara Flynn
Kerry Folan
Anderson Folkemer
Suzanne Foy
Ron Frank
Mark Funk
Adrienne Fyock
Kyle Gallagher
Michael Gaskill
Bryan Gomes
David Graumann
Matthew Gray
Laura Gretz
Tom Grubb
Dennis Hagan
Brian Hain
Andrew Hamer
Sean Harbison
Matthew Harney
Cindy Hart
Kelly Hasselquist
Meredith Haynes
Janet Hearn
Kevin Hebner
Barney Heller
Alan Hoberg
Peter Holston
Olivia Hooff
David Hopkins
Jonathan Howard
Ashton Hunt
Robert Hurd
Matthew Husak
Lynn Introcaso
Shawn Jacobsen
Michael Jensen
Anthony Johnson
Kyle Kerner
Joseph Kilfoyle
DONNA KNUTSON
Alexander Koff
Laurel Krause
Lev Kravtsov
Philip Kuldell
Emily Lane
Maggie Langford
Adele Levine
MICHAEL Lightner
Jessica Lituchy
Lori Lucas
Michael Lucci
Michael MacDonald
Shannon Maguire
Matthew Malloy
Joy Marraccini
Daniel Martonik
Jeffrey McArthur
Melissa McCamley
Fiona McClure
Adam McClure
Katherine McComas
Jack McCormick
Erin McDonald
John Mclaughlin
Joseph McMullin
Laura McNabney
Ingrid Mercer
Laura Mitterman
Ashley Molese
Caitlin Moore
Duilio Morichi
Jimmy Mudgett III
Spencer Naake
Katrina Nakao
Drew Nemetz
Patricia Nunn
Kelley O'Brien
Patrick O'Connell
Morgan Oehler
Matt Otto
Cindy Palinkas
George Palmer
Brady Phillips
Tamara Phipps Kauder
Ed Pierce
Antonio Piraino
Matt Pluta
Kate Prahlad
David Radcliffe
Curt Reynolds
Emily Reynolds
Donna Rhoads
Kathy Rice
John Rielly
Bobby Robinson
Richard Roden
Emily Ruf
Colin Russell
Mitch Saks
Susan Sarubin
Mari Schaefer
Kevin Scott
Sean Seyller
Bill Shipp
Jeffrey Smith
Steven Smith
Michael Smith
Matthew Sonne
Annie Stahley
Christopher Stevens
Ryan Stille
Jonathan Stone
Danai Sukduang
Kendall Surhoff
Jay Talbott
Jeff Thibodeau
Rebecca Thompson
Val Van Horn Pate
Matthew Vayda
Robert Veigle
Catherine Wallace
Christine Ward
Chip Warner
Robert Weckerly
Patrisha Wells
Andy Wells
John R Widtfeldt
Andrea Williams
Thomas Williams
Dawn Wojciechowski
Kristin Wojnovich
Bill Young
Raza Zaidi
Rita Zhang
Yingjun Zhang

Round 1 Lottery Winners!!!  

We have 169 swimmers, who have completed more than 15 swims with us, already registered, so this brings our number up to 269. We have plenty of room left in the lottery. Next Lottery drawing will be December 1st at noon. 

Congratulations to:
Elgin Akarsoy
Norman Albert
Dominic Alleva
Jennifer Anthony
Colin Ault
Tim Beatty
Margaret Bergamini
Ellsworth Bergan
Jennifer Bianco
Karen Bisnett
Ingrid Bon
Michael Brant
Tiffany Brennan
Colleen Bruce
John Buckman
Melissa Burroughs
Brad Burton
Heather Cassidy
Amy Charley
Eric Christensen
James Clifford
Kathleen Coggshall
Tiffany Collins
Troy Conran
Donna Corey
Luke Corey
Charles Cummings
Leo Dilling
Gregory Diven
Griffin Diven
Christy Donley
Catherine Doud
Matt Durante
Jeremy Dwyer
Therese Dymek
Taylor Earley
Kara Erskine
Colin Fenster
Frank Ferraro
Chris Gellene
Amy Grammas
Amanda Gretz
Grace Hansen
Marc Hartstein
Don Haut
Alison Headley
Grady Hough
Carly Hunt
Doug Irminger
Jay Jacobs
Donny James
Jeff Jones
Jordan Kaplan
Elizabeth Karn
Austin Kenny
Kimberly Kramer
Bart Lane
Maggie Langford
Amber Larose
Christina Leu
Suzanne Majewski
Richard Marx
Stephen Mazzola
Kyle Mcavoy
James Mcfeeters
Julie Minner
Steven Muchow
Katie O'hara
Chad Onken
Cayla Otto
Gailynn Petry
Denise Priddy
Sarah Rogstad
Jeff Rommel
Jennifer Royer
Michael Russiello
John Schlegel
Jane Schmidt
Mollie Schmitz
Bradd Schwichtenberg
Scott Suess
Jeff Thibodeau
Sophie Thomas
Rebecca Thompson
Anna Thormann
Stephen Tosini
Anna Vesotsky
Ray Visconti Iii
Juri Von Bonsdorff
Gretchen Weinbach
Joe Weinstein
Jim Welkos
Steven White
Paris Wilson
Sarah Woodman
Sylvia Woods
Lucas Wright
Rob Zakrzewski
Jennifer Zhao

 

 

 

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RJA Perseverance Award

RJA Perseverance Award
The third annual Perseverance Award, sponsored by the Robert J. Astheimer Memorial Foundation, will be presented at this year's GCBS.

The Award will recognize one or more individuals who have overcome a physical, mental or emotional challenge to enable a personal achievement and/or to make significant contributions to family, community, or country.

The award is open to swimmers and their family members, GCBS organizers and supporters. Nominations of no more than two pages should be sent to the Foundation Director, JoAnn Milliken, at joann.milliken@gmail.com, by April 30, 2024. Nominations will be reviewed by the Foundation's Board of Directors. The Perseverance Award comes with an honorarium of $1000. For more information about Bob Astheimer and the foundation, please visit https://rjafoundation.com

Race Day Splits

Thank you to our friends over at Crossing Currents Aquatics for putting together this amazing infographic

Pay attention to the 100 yard times. These will help you to judge where to seed yourself for the swim start this year!

 

Geek out on distances

For the 1 Mile swim.... 

All buoys remain on your RIGHT hand side. Clockwise swim

Leg 1 of the swim -750 yards

Leg 2 of the swim - 440 yards

Leg 3 of the swim - 580 yards

 

4.4 Mile Swim  (approximate locations of Mile locations) 

From the Beach to the Bridge - @430 yards

Right after the curve in the bridge - 1 Mile Mark

After the first set of overhead rails on Eastbound Bridge - Mile 2

Right around the Start of the second set of overhead rails on Eastbound Bridge

Right after you cross from under the Bridge (Almost Done!!!) - Mile 4

The last stretch is ROUGHLY 700 yards to the finish, and you will find it gets shallow as you get near closer to the end. 

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