The Swim

Saturday, August 12, 2017 (rain date: Sunday, August 13, 2017) Riverfront Marina Newburgh-Beacon Institute Dock

ALL PARTICIPANTS (swimmers/kayak escorts) need to CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT BEFORE REGISTERING this year.

–Do not use a username/password from previous swims. After you create a new account (this year), you can use the new username/password to log-in.

Estimated Splash-In: 11:30am – Determination of Splash-In time estimate is according to Slack Before Flood predictions,

BENEFITING OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE RIVER POOL
An opportunity for experienced swimmers to swim about 1-mile across the Hudson River
(72 lengths of a 25 yard pool), and raise funds to benefit RIVER POOL AT BEACON.

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN FOR THE 2017 SWIM IN APRIL 2017

Thank you to all participants, volunteers, and supporters, during the past 13 events.

See your 2016 swim times here.

Required Check-in for Swimmers-August 12: 8:15 am – 10:15 am

  • Newburgh Waterfront: Water St, Between 3rd St and 4thSt. (UNICO Park Plaza).
  • Come early enough to park and complete check-in. Expect Check-in to take up to 30 minutes.
  • Minimum $100 required donation must be complete to check-in.

Required Check-in for Kayak Escorts-August 12: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Kayak Escort Fact Sheet: here

  • Long Dock Park, 23 Long Dock Rd, Beacon, NY: from Rte 9D, right on Beekman St., right on Red Flynn Drive, then immediate left on Long Dock Road.
  • Escorts cross to Newburgh for an 11:05 am in-water safety demonstration.
  • Come early enough to park and complete the check-in process by 10:00 am.
  • Information safety presentation for Kayak Escorts-Wednesday, August 9, 7:00 pm:
    Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries (199 Main St. Beacon, NY)
  • NEWBURGH CHECK-IN STATIONS are for SWIMMERS ONLY.

—–BEFORE REGISTERING—–

LOG IN or CREATE AN ACCOUNT

All swimmmers must pre-register before Saturday, August 12, 2017.

We do not accommodate walk-up registration on the day of the swim.

NON-REFUNDABLE SWIMMER REGISTRATION FEES:

  • Adults: $60
  • Youth ages 10-17: $25 (MUST ADHERE TO ALL MINOR POLICIES)
  • Registration fees payable online via: credit/debit or paypal.
  • If you would like to pay by check, complete the on-line registration process; your registration will become active when we have a cleared check payable to:
    River Pool at Beacon
    Mail to: River Pool at Beacon, PO Box 173, Beacon, NY 12508.
  • see mandatory policy and forms regarding minors here.
  • Read/Download “Waiver” here.
  • NO REGISTRATION FEES FOR KAYAK ESCORTS

NON-REFUNDABLE SWIMMER SPONSORSHIP CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • IN ADDITION TO THE $60 ($25 for youth) REGISTRATION FEE,
    ALL SWIMMERS MUST RAISE A MANDATORY MINIMUM OF $100
    toward the operation and maintenance of the River Pool
  • Any remaining balance of the mandatory minimum $100 contribution must be paid BEFORE COMPLETING CHECK-IN on the day of the swim.
  • SPONSOR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR KAYAK ESCORTS are not mandatory

SET UP YOUR PERSONAL DONATION CAMPAIGN PAGE

  • River Pool at Beacon is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization
  • Set up your personal swim page here
  • Click here for a sample fundraising letter to get you started.

POLICY FOR SWIMMER/KAYAK ESCORT AGE 10-18:

SWIMMERS AGE 10-18

No swimmers under the age of 10.

  • All minors and parent or guardian required to sign a waiver. (Download “Waiver” here)
  • Swimmers ages 10-17 need certification of ability signed by a coach or athletic director.
    (Download “certification of ability” here.)
  • Swimmers ages 10-12 must come to the swim with a registered adult swimmer escort.
  • Two repeat swimmers may be allowed to use a single escort at the discretion of the swim coordinator.
KAYAK ESCORTS UNDER AGE 18

No kayakers under the age of 10.

  • All minors and parent or guardian required to sign a waiver. (Download “Waiver” here)
  • 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.

PREPARING FOR THE DAY OF THE SWIM

  • Start training for the swim now!
  • If you are traveling with or meeting a kayak escort, have them 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.

MORE THINGS TO KNOW

  • We have permission from the US Coast Guard to cross the river.
  • Regularly check riverpool.org/the-swim for updates, especially the week before the swim.
  • You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • 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 are available for purchase in Beacon.
  • The River Pool is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization
  • Mail pledge checks to: River Pool at Beacon PO Box 173, Beacon NY 12508, and/or
  • Bring sponsor contributions to swim check-in on August 6
  • Make checks payable to River Pool at Beacon
  • Indicate the sponsored swimmer’s name on the check

TRANSPORTATION

    • From NYC and points south of Beacon:
      Metro-North Hudson line trains
      Leaving Grand Central Station: TBA
    • From Poughkeepsie and points north of Beacon:
      Metro-North Hudson line trains
      Leaving Poughkeepsie: TBA
    • For swimmers using Metro-North to attend the event:
      A shuttle, located across from the train station on the river side, will make 1-2 trips to Newburgh for the morning check in TBA
    • For swimmers needing transportation back to parked vehicles in Newburgh:
      A shuttle will take swimmers from Beacon to Newburgh post-swim between TBA

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Visit the Entry Requirements, Special Rules, and Procedures page for more detailed information on:

    • Minors Age 13-17
    • Entry Requirements for Kayakers
    • Procedures for Participating Marine Vessels
    • Procedures for Kayakers
    • Procedures for Swimmers
    • Proactive Procedures to Prevent an Emergency Situation
    • Emergency Response Procedures