A special thank you to friends of the swim
The 12th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River SwimLast year's Swim Times here
Benefiting operation and maintenance of River Pool at Beacon A wonderful opportunity for experienced swimmers to swim about one mile (72 lengths of a standard 25 yard pool) across the Hudson River and raise funds to benefit the non-profit volunteer organization River Pool at Beacon
Saturday, July 18, 2015 (Rain Date: July 19, 2015) Riverfront Marina Newburgh-Beacon Institute Dock
ACCOUNT REQUIRED FOR SWIMMER AND KAYAK REGISTRATION LOGIN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT HERE We are unable to accommodate walk-ups on July 18 or on rain date, July 19 Thank you swimmers, kayakers, volunteers and supporters during the previous 11 events. See your 2014 swim times here.
*NON-REFUNDABLE SWIMMER REGISTRATION FEES: Adults $60 Youth: ages 10-17 $25 (MUST ADHERE TO ALL MINOR POLICIES) NON-REFUNDABLE SWIMMER SPONSORSHIP FEES: IN ADDITION TO THE REGISTRATION FEE ALL SWIMMERS MUST RAISE A MANDATORY MINIMUM OF $100 NO REGISTRATION OR SPONSORSHIP FEES FOR KAYAK ESCORTS
Registering to Swim
“Swimmers Register Here” “Kayak Escorts Register Here” *If you pay by check, your on-line registration process will be completed when we have a cleared check payable to: River Pool at Beacon. PO Box 173, Beacon, NY 12508 Registration before swim day is mandatory and will close when a maximum number of swimmers is reached. We cannot register walkups on July 18.
Set Up Your Donation Page
Swimmers: Set up a personal donation page to track online contributions. Mail pledge checks to: PO Box 173, Beacon NY 12508 and/or Bring sponsor contributions to check-in on July 18. make payable to River Pool At Beacon indicate the sponsored swimmer's name on the check Set up your personal swim page here. Click here for a sample fundraising letter to get you started. Check your account and user dashboard here.
Check-in / Splash-in Times
REQUIRED CHECK-IN FOR SWIMMERS: 7:15 am - 9:15 am Newburgh Waterfront. Water St, Between 3rd St and 4thSt. (Plaza between UNICO park and Newburgh Landing). Come early enough to park and complete the check-in process. Expect Check-in to take up to 30 minutes. Minimum $100 required donation must be complete to check-in. Download the general swim waiver here. REQUIRED CHECK-IN FOR KAYAK ESCORT VOLUNTEERS: 7:45 am - 9:45 am Beacon Waterfront. Long Dock Park kayakers will cross to Newburgh for a 10:05 am in-water swimmer/kayaker safety demonstration. From Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, 1.8 miles south on Rte 9D, right on Beekman St., Right on Red Flynn Drive, then immediate left on Long Dock Rd. Kayak escorts should register on-line before swim day Come early enough to park and complete the check-in process. Kayakers are encouraged to attend a 1-hour safety presentation at: Beacon Institute for Rivers an Estuaries (199 Main St. Beacon, NY) Wednesday July 15, 2015 at 7pm *Estimated Splash-In: July 18-10:30 am (rain date July 19 approximately 11:15 am) *Determination for calculation of the Splash-In time estimate is according to Slack Before Flood predictions.
For Kayak Escorts Under Age 18: • Youth, age 13-17, are permitted to participate provided they register and a parent or guardian signs a waiver. • Minors aged 10-12 may only participate in a two-person kayak, provided a parent or guardian signs a waiver and there is an adult in the kayak. No kayakers under the age of 10. For Swimmers Under Age 18: • All Minors and their parent or guardian are required to sign a waiver. • Swimmers, age 10-17, must have CERTIFICATION OF ABILITY SIGNED BY A COACH OR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR. • Swimmers, age 10-12, must have CERTIFICATION AND ADULT ESCORT WHO REMAINS IN WATER WITH MINOR until minor is out of water in Beacon. We cannot register any swimmers under the age of 10
More Things to Know
• We will have permission from the US Coast Guard to cross the river. • All swimmers and kayakers should regularly check the swim status on the web site, riverpool.org, for updates, especially the day before the swim. You can also find us on Facebook • The River Pool is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization and has federal and state permits in place. The prototype floating pool will be open to the public again this summer. Our collected dollars are making a difference. Thanks for your dedication! • If you have friends and family dropping you off, they can watch the splash-in and then drive across the bridge to Beacon to watch you come out of the water. • Celebrate afterwards! We provide a light snack and water at the Beacon Waterfront. Other food and beverages available for purchase at the waterfront and in Beacon. • Have a question? Check our Frequently Asked Questions page didn’t find your answer on our FAQ page? Need further information? Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing for the Day of the Swim
• Practice and train for the swim now! • Swimmers are urged to bring kayaker escorts if possible. Have your escort register on-line before swim day. • Don't forget to bring a towel and Sunscreen • The water temperature is expected to be between 75 and 80 degrees. • Check the swim route here
From NYC and points North Hudson line trains leaving Grand Central Station 6:43; 7:43 am Arriving in Beacon 8:08 am and 9:14 am From Poughkeepsie Hudson line trains leaving Poughkeepsie 6:54 am; 7:54 am; 8:54 am Arriving in Beacon 7:12 am; 8:12 am; and 9:12 am Please notify us at email@example.com if you plan to use Metro-North. (estimates-actual times not yet posted) Need Driving Directions? Enter your start address here