Type: Swim
Event Time Price Details
Tenth Annual Barnegat Light Ocean Mile Swim
6:30PM EDT
16th Street Beach, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

BLBP hosts the Tenth Annual Barnegat Light Ocean Mile Swim on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  Start time 6:30 PM. 

Race Director: John Schulze   Mobile: 609-290-5918   Email:

Online pre-registration:  $25 (no extra fees) cut off is 12:00 PM on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

Race day registration:  $30

No mail-in entries.

Fee includes entry to the mile swim, commemorative t-shirt and refreshments following the race.  Please bring your own fillable water bottle.  We are using a water filling station to eliminate waste.

Race day registration and check-in for all swimmers is on 16th Street beach 12:00-6:00 PM.

Chip timing provided by

Two heats will be created at race day check-in pending the number of entrants.  Heat designation is based on your estimated ocean mile finish time.

Wetsuits PROHIBITED (new for 2018).  If worn a swimmer is ineligible for awards.  However, if the race day water temperature is determined to be cold to the level that it will impact a majority of swimmers, wetsuits will be permitted and all swimmers will be eligible for awards.

30th Street starting line ->16th street finish line.  One ocean swimming mile marked with highly visible buoys.  The course will be contingent on ocean current.  Starting and finishing points to be determined on race day.  Swimmers only will be transported from registration to starting line by beach truck.

Individual Awards:  Plaques to first three overall male and female finishers. Medals for the top three male and female finishers in each age group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

Team Award:  Combined place results of top 4 swimmers for a team organization will determine overall team champion. Team organizations include but are not limited to the following:  beach patrol, swim club, masters swim club, high school team or college team.

BLBP reserves the right to postpone or cancel the race due to conditions.  BLBP reserves the right to remove swimmers from the course due to unsafe conditions, excess duration of the race, or if the participant is believed to be at risk.

Please plan your travel for expected heavy traffic. Saturday afternoons are when a majority of vacation rental changeovers take place. Race day registration and pre-registered check-in will end promptly at 6:00 PM to ensure scheduled start time.

This is a rain or shine event, but extreme weather or ocean conditions will force a postponement or cancellation. Please follow race updates on Facebook: Barnegat Light Ocean Mile Swim, Instagram: @BLOceanMileSwim and Twitter: @BLOceanMileSwim or call 609-290-5918 for the latest information.

This event is a fundraiser for BLBP and there are no refunds for postponement or cancellation of the race.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

16th Street Beach, Barnegat Light, NJ 08006


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