Inaugural Ocean Swim
Ocean City Hosts Inaugural Ocean Swim July 20th
OCEAN CITY, MD—Regional businesses and swimming enthusiasts are sponsoring an Open Water Swim to benefit the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Program. Event features one mile, three mile and nine mile distances for qualifying swimmers of all ages Saturday, July 20, beginning at 10 a.m.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for both swimmers and tourists to challenge their abilities in open water, and more importantly to be a part of the good work being performed by the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Program,” said Crossing Currents Aquatics Swim Coach, Traci McNeil of Annapolis/Riva, a life-long open water swimmer who successfully completed an English Channel Swim in 1994.
“The Ocean City Swim is patterned to provide the novice and experienced open water swimmer alike a safe and structured environment. The swims run parallel to the shoreline and are conducted in cooperation with the phenomenal Ocean City Beach Patrol and Coast Guard.”
The swim was conceived by Corey Davis of Berlin, Md. who was treated at the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Neuro Rehabilitation Center following a brain injury he suffered in a motorcycle accident.
Ms. McNeil, said, “Registrations are coming in from Florida, Texas and California. We expect to see a lot of triathletes run into the surf for the open water experience as well as youth swimmers getting their first taste of the open seas in the one miler.”
The attached map outlines how the 9-mile course runs parallel to the shoreline from 146th Street with a South Current start and a North Current finish. The one-mile marker is 131st Street and the 3-mile marker is 92nd Street. Safety Buoys will be placed on 6th, 19th, 32nd, 62nd, 77th, 92nd, 112th, 126th, and 139th Streets. For more information and to register for the swim, contact Ms. McNeil at 443-994-4275, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.crossingcurrentsaquatics.com