The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

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. 

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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 

Important Announcement

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2020 due to COVID-19. 
We felt this was the best way to proceed during this global situation.

Registered swimmers must make a decision to rollover your fee to next year, donate your fee to the GCBS charity, or request a refund by April 30, 2020.
If you do not make a selection by that time, your entry fee will be donated to Great Chesapeake Bay Swim charity.

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