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SWIM DATE RESCHEDULED!!! Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim 2021

August 12 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim.

Courtesy Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim

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 the Hospice Care Network. Your donation will be more important this year than ever before. Thank you!

Please read our COVID-19 response statement at http://www.greatsouthbayswim.com/2020/Covid-19.pdf

Additional swim information can be found at http://www.greatsouthbayswim.com.

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Shoshanna M.

Shoshanna McCollum is editor of Fire Island News. Author of two books, and award-winning journalist for multiple Fire Island and South Shore Long Island publications since 2000, she resides year round on Fire Island with her husband and many cats.