Long Branch Ocean Swim | Saturday - May 25 (630am) - The Monmouth Moms

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Long Branch Ocean Swim | Saturday – May 25 (630am)

May 25 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 am

Long Branch Ocean Swim | Saturday – May 25 (630am)
Please check the JSM EVENTS tab to confirm dates/times & then we’ll be settling into the schedule for the balance of the summer. Also continue to follow the Jersey Shore Masters page for additional dates.
o Led by Coach Brian Shea, this is an open water ocean swim, up to 1-hour in duration over an 600-meter (+/-) loop, off the beach in Long Branch.
o The course is marked by buoys, which offer a great opportunity to practice sighting & navigation.
o You can do as little/much as you like, as long as you’re finished within 1-hour of start time.
o This will be a GUARDED ocean swim w/ no fewer than (2) lifeguards present (physically in the water, watching you on a board/kayak).
Pier Village
66 Centennial Drive
Long Branch, NJ 07740
*This address will bring you within 50m of the entrance to the beach where we meet…but the closer you can park to the beach, the better.
We will be meeting at the lifeguard stand, directly in front of Chelsea Ave (Pier Village)
Metered parking is available in/around Pier Village (I STRONGLY recommend downloading the https://flowbirdapp.com/app if you intend to come frequently.
Parking is FREE until 10am & then hourly, after that.
o $10 /swim OR (3) swims for $20
o There will be a labeled canister located on the beach where we meet, please contribute your $ there.
o Water temperatures are expected to be anywhere from 50-60F & wetsuits are STRONGLY recommended if you believe these temps will present an issue. If you are in need of a wetsuit, wetsuit rentals can be processed here:
*Please include HEIGHT/WEIGHT in the notes as well as the date the suit is needed (i.e. The date of the clinic/swim you’re planning on attending)
**Please do this as early as possible before requested date (ideally >48-hours)
Wetsuit rental is billed at $25 /day.
o This will be a guarded swim, but all swimmers should be comfortable swimming in excess of 400m in deep water, without stopping & NOT require the assistance of the lifeguard (he/she is there for rescues in extenuating circumstances).
o If you are completely new to Open Water Swimming, we suggest participating in one of our Open Water Clinics, to help gain confidence (see link):
Who is Coach Brian?
o Brian Shea comes to the program with a wealth of experience in endurance sports as an athlete, coach and consultant. He is the Founder & Header Coach of the Jersey Shore Masters & for over 25 years, has competed in all levels of endurance sports from 5K to Ultra-marathon Swims/Runs to Ironman.
o He has raced/won triathlons in the United States & abroad with multiple Ironman finishes including Ironman Hawaii with Personal Bests of:
5k – 15:54
Marathon – 2:49
Ironman – 9:31
Most recently, Brian has (7) Top-10 finishes at the 9-mile Annual Swim for Alligator Light (Islamorada FL) as well as 1st, 2nd & 3rd place podium finishes (M40-49) at the United States Lifesaving Association National Championships.
o On the coaching side, Brian is a certified coach having formulated training and sports nutrition programs for athletes ranging from beginner to professional.
If you have any questions, please respond to this post & we’ll circle back w/ you ASAP…OR if you’d like to contact Coach Brian directly, you can do so at: [email protected]

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