Maggie Fischer Memorial Cross Bay Swim

Thu August 12, 2021 Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Additional swim information can be found at

Gilbert Park, Brightwaters, and the Fire Island Lighthouse

The Cross Bay Swim is a challenging open water swim of 5.5 miles across Great South Bay from the Fire Island Lighthouse to Gilbert Park, Brightwaters. This event was first held in 1927, marking 90+ years of tradition and friendly competition. There is a strict limit on the number of swimmers accepted.

This year may present unique challenges due to COVID-19. We are prepared to adapt as conditions evolve. We want everyone to know that we will do everything possible to uphold our 'Safety First' tradition. Please consult our website for further guidance on our plans as we adapt. And remember two things: (1) it is a Swim, not a race and (2) we fund Hospice Care Network Children and Family Bereavement. Your fundraising (requested minimum $500) is more important than ever before. Thank you!

Please read our COVID-19 response statement at

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Maggie Fischer Memorial Cross Bay Swim.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

Gilbert Park, Brightwaters, and the Fire Island Lighthouse


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