Time: 10am start (Registration Opens at 8:30am)
Location: Collins Cove Beach, Salem, Ma. (GPS 102 Webb St. Salem, MA)
Collins Cove is located on Webb Street which is off Bridge Street. Follow signs to Salem Willows and you will see us. We are the cove on the left heading towards the Willows.
Costs: Pre-Reg $35 (After July 6th add $5) Race Day:$45
Details: This swim event has been very successful with about 200 swimmers. It is a great swim in a calm ocean water cove. Even in a hurricane the water will be swimmable. In fact, in 2004 we ran the event in between two hurricanes and it went great! We had over 40 swimmers who braved out the weather. Awards given to top three finishers in each age group. Wetsuits are suggested for this swim, but not required. The water is very calm in the cove, which is located in Salem Harbor. First 150 participants will receive tech-shirts - first come first serve basis. Sizes not guaranteed. Swim caps will be provided for all swimmers.
1 and 2 mile Age group awards are: U-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Top three in each age group for each race will receive an award.
Non-Wetsuits Top 3 M/F in each race.
$150 cash prize for 2 Mile Swim 1st place male and female
$100 cash prize for 1 Mile Swim 1st place male and female
Post Race Festivities:
Post race Breakfast BBQ catered by Every Little Breeze Catering. The BBBQ will include scrambled eggs, sausages, bananas, powerbars and bagels. $5 for non-swimmers and FREE for kids.
Special Details and Information: No floaties, fins or paddles allowed. There will be plenty of kayakers, paddle boards, boats, etc.. in the water for swimmer safety.
Parking: Street parking along beach is limited, neighborhood parking, Bentley School Parking lot (25 Memorial Drive).
Accommodations: Looking for a place to stay for the weekend? Check out this list of great hotels in the area.
For 2012 results click here.
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For 2011 results click here.
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For 2010 results click here.
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For 2009 results click Here.
For 2007 Purely Mad 2 Mile Swim results click here.
For 2007 Wild Fish 1 Mile Swim results click here.
For 2006 Wild Fish 1 Mile Swim results click here.
Salem Recreation and Community Services
TL Massage Therapy
Community Credit Union
DJ Lanie Mac
Every Little Breeze Catering
B&S Sport Science
John Walsh Insurance
Spaulding Hospital North Shore
New England Cranberry
Sorry, no refunds, no exceptions. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL A RACE ENTRANT BE ALLOWED TO TRANSFER, SELL OR SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER ATHLETE AT ANY TIME. The event organizer has the right to shorten or even cancel the event if, in his or her judgment, environmental conditions including weather become dangerous; in this situation no refunds will be given. If a rain date is possible we will send out ASAP.
Contact: Ashley Steeves at email@example.com or 978-836-0271
I just wanted to congratulate YOU on a great event! I have to say, it was run seamlessly, without a hitch! What luck to get the most perfect weather day! From the awesome T-shirts, cinch sacks, great sponsorship, the breakfast and after-party (I didn’t partake, but those were terrific perks), it was a truly fun event. Ashley and your entire Event Management team, the kayakers, your fabulous DJ, and of course Steve’s impeccable MC skills helped make it the event of the year. I was chatting with some neighbors who had walked over to see what was going on & were fascinated by the accomplishments of the athletes. It was impressive how you monitored the index cards to make sure everyone got out of the water safely (a few folks snuck by without their cards!) There aren’t too many events of this nature in this area, so it was a pleasure to be able to participate. This was my 2nd year & I look forward to the next one! Great work! Thanks - LL 2013.
Thanks for putting on a terrific race. As I said yesterday, the Wild Fish was one of the best run open water swim events I've done...including the recent World Masters Championships in Italy. It was run like a triathlon...something most swim event organizers don't understand or get. You guys get it...just super...and much appreciated. -LC
Hi, my name is Ali Burrow. My son and I swam in your open water swim yesterday. We had THE BEST time at your event, and really look forward to doing more of these; and specifically coming back next year to do this open water swim. It was sooooo well run, and every one of the volunteers was helpful and friendly. You really put on a great event. Thank you again!!! Ali and Tim Burrow
B & S: My sister and I attended your swim in Salem today, Diana did the 1 mile, I did the 2 mile. We have both taken part in distance open water events around the US, and abroad, as part of triathlons, and as stand alone swims. I doff my cap to you, a job very well done. 1.Most important, the Kayak support was among the best we have seen ever. They were all over that course. I know the cove is enclosed, and the waves and weather were fine, but I know how fast conditions can change, and I know how easily a dunked swimmer can get into trouble. Good job on supervising the course. 2. Venue: The cove is great. Enclosed enough to be calm for up tight swimmers, large enough to get a one mile circuit inside. Course was also well marked. 3. Registration: We were not pre registered, it went fine for us. I'm sorry we couldn't get there soon enough to pick up shirts, maybe next year. 4. Professionalism: Nicely done for your chosen price point. No sarcasm intended here. We have seen very fancy setups, and entry fees that reflect the frills. I am convinced in light of the economy, there is a significant niche for events in your price range. I do not need timing chips and mats. I would be willing to pay for additional post race food, but it's not that big of a deal. I would also like to comment on the disposition of all BNS staff I met. They were all friendly and welcoming. The weather was perfect. If you can take credit for that one, you're really good at what you do. I look forward to seeing you next year. Regards, Ken Rosenstein (161)
Just want to let you know how much I enjoyed the race on Saturday. Very well
run and an event that I look forward to (despite being one of the slowest
swimmers of the bunch!) The tech shirt was great! Definitely one of a kind -
not your average race t-shirt. Also, kudos to Engine House who supplied
additional pizza when they ran out. My only suggestion for next year is,
would it be possible to have the 2 mile swimmers go in the first wave? I am a
slow swimmer and had quite a few 2 milers swim into me. I get that it is all
part of the race experience and expect that but some seemed annoyed that I was
slower than they were and I was in their way. So, I ask this not for myself,
but for the two milers. Who knows - maybe I will join them next year! Thanks
I just wanted to drop a line and say thanks for a great afternoon. You guys put on a great race and made my first swim race ever a memorable experience. I had a lot of fun. I hope to be back next year -- maybe try the 2mi!