News

A Message from the Race Director

Chuck Nabit

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 have the following options:

  1. Rollover entry fee to the 2021 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim.  If you select this option, no refunds will be given.  You will be required to complete all registration requirements and qualifying documentation for the 2021 swim.  No need to go thru the Lottery.  At that time you will also have the opportunity to become a Silver Early Bird by making a $350 donation at registration.  Silver Early Birds will also by-pass the lottery entry-system for the 2022 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim.
  1. Donate your paid 2020 entry fee to the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim charity.  By selecting this option, you will no longer be a registered swimmer for the 2021 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim.  You would need to register for the Lottery process in the Fall should you want to swim in 2021.  Your generosity would be greatly appreciated!
  1. Request a refund of the 2020 entry fee.  Refunds will be processed to the credit card used for payment at registration.

Deadline to make a selection is 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. 

All swimmers that qualified as an Early Bird for the 2020 swim and do not request a refund, will automatically receive Early Bird Status for the 2021 swim. 

We all are very disappointed the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim will not occur this year.  The circumstances surrounding the cancelation are unprecedented.  

We will be having a virtual swim event later in the Summer.  Details to follow once public pools have re-opened.

Registered swimmers will receive an email from Athlinks Event Registration with the link to make your selection.  


Save the Date

Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Lin-Mark Sports, Inc. handles registration and official timing for this event. All registration information and documentation deadlines can be found at https://www.linmarksports.com/ (Lin-Mark’s website).

News – Parking Info

IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION FOR ATHLETES AND SPECTATORS

Athletes for the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim should utilize the Park and Ride on Rt. 8, and board the appropriate bus for transport to Sandy Point State Park. Overflow parking will be located at Matapeake Elementary and Middle Schools. Follow posted signs.

Spectator parking will be located at Matapeake Elementary and Middle Schools. Follow posted signs.

Shuttle Buses will provide transportation throughout the day and will continuously loop from the spectator parking area to the Park and Ride and then to the drop off point at Bay Bridge Marina. All parking is free of charge.

THERE WILL BE NO ATHLETE OR SPECTATOR PARKING AT BAY BRIDGE MARINA. ATHLETE AND SPECTATOR VEHICLES WILL BE PROHIBITED FROM DRIVING DOWN PIER ONE ROAD TO THE MARINA.