Grimaldo’s Ocean Mile Swim


Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated, since 2005, to being the very best New York City resource for open-water swimmers. We advocate for improving the environment of New York Harbor, creating better stewardship of our natural resources and promoting public access to its waters.

CIBBOWS is the only not-for-profit organizer of open water swim races in New York City, presenting a yearly series of fun and challenging ocean races that have included one-mile, long-distance and cold-water events. We’ve hosted regional and national championships that attract swimmers from around the nation, and our events are now drawing competitors from around the globe. Our fundraising helps keep public race costs to a minimum while ensuring exciting, safe, and memorable events.


It is a challenging swim and one I can’t wait to jump into. Also, can’t wait to ride the rides at Coney Island and get a Nathan’s hot dog after crossing the finish line.

Distance = 1 mile ocean swim     Suggested Minimum Donation $100.00

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