Swim Miami Beach – Need to Know

Course Map (Click to enlarge)

SMB Course Map FULL

Ocean temperature: 83-85 degrees

Sunrise: 7:21 AM

Low Tide: 5:17 AM

High Tide: 11:40 AM

Schedule

– 6:00 AM – Check in for the event is begins on Days Inn property (7450 Ocean Terrace- between 74th and 75th on Ocean Terrace)

– 7:45 AM – Safety briefing

– 8:00 AM – race begins with waves going off in intervals every 2 minutes

– 8:45 AM – Kid’s Dash

– 9:15 AM – race completes.

– 9:15 AM-9:30 AM – participants go from the beach to Ocean Terrace.

– 9:30 AM – Awards ceremony – Step and repeat and trophy presentation on Days Inn property under their lobby awning.

Check In

When checking in, do not enter the Days Inn Hotel. We will be handling check in and registration under the awning outside of the Days Inn. Parking staff will be directing you where to go.

Directions (Click to Enlarge)

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From the North:

Take I-95 South to NE 203rd/Ives Dairy Road. Take Exit 16 from I-95 S. Use the left 3 lanes to turn left onto NE 203rd/Ives Dairy Road (signs for US-1). Use the right 2 lanes to turn right on Biscayne Blvd/US-1. Take Florida A1A S to Ocean Terrace in Miami Beach.

From the South:

Take U.S. 1 N, I-95 N and I-195 E to FL-907 N in Miami Beach. Take exit 5 from I-195 E.FollowFL-907 N and Collins Ave to Ocean Terrace.

Parking

Street parking will be available on Collins Ave and Ocean Terrace. Public parking lots are available at 72nd and Collins (west of the Bandshell -320 spots), 75th and Collins (110 spots), and 72nd and Carlyle (51 spots).

Events

We will be having an open division 1 mile swim (with a Ocean Rescue division), a half mile Special Olympic Unified swim, and a newly introduced Kid’s Dash (see below for details).

Same Day Registration

We will be accepting race-day registrations. The cost will be $75. If you planning on registering the morning of, please arrive at 6 AM.

How are we racing?

We will be starting the Special Olympic division first and giving them 15 minutes to get some distance and then our open division will go off in 2 minute waves based on age (each group being 10 year increments – 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, etc.).

Timing

Chips will be worn on the ankle and distributed at check in. Chips will be returned upon completion of the event. Bodies will be marked on the right shoulder in bold numbers.

SWAG

All competitors will be taking home some great stuff this event including a custom dri-fit shirt, an event labeled silicone swim cap, deals and discounts from all of our sponsors and some more surprises you’ll have to wait and see about.

Food

Food will be available for purchase provided by Ito Miami. Breakfast, lunch, light snacks and drinks will be served.

Awards

Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall finishers male and female and the Top 3 50+ male and female finishers. Special awards will be given to the Ocean Rescue and Special Olympic top overall male and female. All finishers will receive a custom made limited edition medal.

Kid’s Dash

We encourage all families to bring their children as we will be having a Kid’s Dash while the participants are racing Swim Miami Beach. Hang out on the beach and we will call over all children 8 and under to swim out to the first buoy and back with a parent. Guaranteed fun for EVERYONE!

Event Benefit: Charity

H2Os Foundation

All proceeds of the event benefit the H2Os Foundation whose mission is to eliminate drowning in South Florida by providing swimming lessons to those in need. We will be taking donations at registration/check in for this great cause.

Barbells For Boobs

Barbells for Boobs is non-profit organization dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women under the age of 40 and men.
The event will be held on 75th St and Collins Ave, October 17th.
The Workout Of the Day is “Amazing Grace”, 30 clean & jerks for time.
It is $10 to register which will be your donation to Barbells for Boobs.

The event is limited to 20 participants per time slot, with five slots to choose from – so take action and register today. https://events.hakuapp.com/crossfit-armed-barbells-for-boobs-at-swim-miami-beach

This isn’t only geared towards our Crossfit community, everyone that wants to come to the event is more than welcomed and those that just choose to contribute to the fundraiser you can do so through our Barbells for Boobs portal with the Following link: https://fundraise.barbellsforboobs.org/fundraise/team?ftid=54579

Special Olympics Unified

There has been a recent trend with Special Olympic athletes surrounded by the theme of “unity”. We wanted to support that theme and as a result we created a Special Olympic division where a Special Olympic athlete is unified with a support if he or she chooses to.

WEAR PINK

In recognition of October being breast cancer awareness month, we are encouraging all event participants and patrons to wear pink on race day!

Vote YES to #54

We are encouraging all event supports to vote YES for the proposition for a better North Beach. The vote will take place on November 3. You can find all information at http://www.forabetternorthbeach.com/

Special thanks to all our sponsors….

Claro Realty

Ocean Terrace Holdings

Days Inn Ocean Terrace

For a Better North Beach – VOTE YES TO #54

Crossfit Armed

Barbells For Boobs

Gary Curson Podiatry

Champion 

Swim Gym

MIA Acupuncture

Lux Sheets

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