Sunday, July 06, 2008
Route Map for Open Water Swim at West Neck Beach
Here is a Route Map of the 2 courses that are generally swum off West Neck Beach in Cold Spring Harbor. The Red Box 3 is labeled as Route 1 and is just a bit over one mile.
It is swum out from the beach just in front of the Beach House -- we all kind of float around just beyond the beach buoys about 50 to 100 yards from shore and then when everyone is ready we head on down to the large yellow and white buoy at the far point of the triangle (bottom of the picture). Depending on wave/water conditions, (and your eyesight!), this buoy can be hard to see until you get pretty close -- but if you aim for the tip of land jutting out beyond it, you can't miss!
Route 2 -- shown as Red Box 2 is about a quarter mile PLUS longer at 1.3 miles. We swim out and to the north a bit (towards Long Island Sound) -- there is another large yellow and white buoy there, (top left corner of the triangle), which can really be seen from the beach before you get in the water. Once we get to that buoy then we swim to the bottom of the triangle buoy. Get your wet suit and join us!