Save the Date – The next Bay Swim is currently scheduled to be held on Sunday, June 12, 2022.
Lottery and Registration will open in January.
Further details will be posted when available.
Updates on the event can also be found on Lin-Mark Sports website.
We continue to monitor Federal, State and Local restrictions for an event our size.
The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim (GCBS) is one of America’s premier open water swim challenges. It is held on the second Sunday of June and consists of a 4.4 mile swim across Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. This charitable fundraiser benefits the Maryland Chapter of the March of Dimes, Chesapeake Bay Trust, and many other worthwhile charities.
The race starts from the shores of Sandy Point State Park, which is about 5 miles northeast of Annapolis. The course extends eastward between the two spans of the William Preston Lane, Jr., Memorial Bridge (U.S. Highway 50) and finishes at a small sandy beach on Kent Island immediately south of the Bridge eastern-shore causeway adjacent to Hemingway’s Restaurant
February 4, 2021
Maryland is currently under a State of Emergency which includes quarantine requirements for travel, limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings, reduced capacity at training facilities and social distancing from other people not from your household. The health and safety of all athletes, volunteers and spectators are of the utmost importance. It is due to these COVID restrictions, we are unable to proceed with the planning and execution of the 2021 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim.
What happens if the State of Emergency is lifted?
Unfortunately, the decision to cancel the 2021 Bay Swim is final. The planning and training for an event our size begins months in advance and cannot be executed in haste.
Swimmers that paid an entry fee in 2020 and opted to rollover the entry fee have the following options selection:
Deadline to make a selection is February 28, 2021.
If you do not make a selection by that time, your entry fee will be donated to Great Chesapeake Bay Swim charity.
We hope you and your families have a safe and healthy 2021.
The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim