Central Maryland YMCA Masters Swim Team: OpenWater

Monday Morning Open Water Practices

We will be holding the practice every Monday morning starting in the spring when the water temperature breaks 50 degrees until the Bay Swim. The location is in the Severn River, Crownsville area (about 25 minutes from the HCY or CATY pools). You will need a wetsuit to do these practices. Depending on the number and level of swimmers we will set our course that morning but it will be between 1.1 and 3.4 miles. You will need to be ready to enter the water at 7am (be there early enough to put on a wetsuit and get to the beach).

This is by invite only and only current CMYM swimmers are allowed (plus the hosts of this event Eric and Max and their guest). If someone not from our team or our host team shows up they will not be allowed to participate with our group. The access to the beach area is not public and there is no public parking in the area.

If you are interest and or want to come, please email Coach Mike for directions. Here is a link to the current water temperature.


Pictures From Past OW Swims


Directions

Parking

Courses

1.1 Mile Swim
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  • Start at the Beach and swim to the farest pier off of Long Point
  • Then turn around and head back to the beach.

    1.4 Mile Swim
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  • Start at the Beach and swim to the farest pier off of Long Point
  • Then over to the island
  • Then on to the white boat house (across little round bay - a little shallow in points)
  • Go to the bouy for the sail boat (white)
  • Your almost home so swim to shore!!!

    2.2 Mile Swim
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  • Start at the Beach and swim to the farest pier off of Long Point
  • Then around the island (keep it to your right) to the orange channel marker
  • Then to the green marker next to the white sail boats
  • Then swim across Little Round Bay to the farest white boat house
  • Go to the bouy for the sail boat (white)
  • Now make a left and swim to shore!

    2.4 Mile Swim
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  • Start at the Beach and swim to the farest pier off of Long Point
  • Then around the island (keep it to your right) to the far green channel marker
  • Then to the green marker next to the white sail boats
  • Then swim across Little Round Bay to the farest white boat house
  • Go to the bouy for the sail boat (white)
  • Now make a left and swim to shore!


  • Monday, May 5
    3.3 Mile Swim

    3.4 Mile Swim
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  • Start at the Beach and swim to the farest pier off of Long Point
  • Then around the island (keep it to your right) to the orange channel marker
  • Then to the green marker next to the white sail boats
  • Then swim across Little Round Bay to the farest white boat house
  • Now swim to Saint Helena Island and go to the far channel marker
  • Then to the farest pier off of Long Point
  • Now head to the starting point and exit at the beach!

    4.4 Mile Bay Swim
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  • Start at Sandy Point State Park (in the water)
  • Swim over to the bridge and stay between the 2 spans
  • Just keep swimming ... Just keep swimming (look for Nemo)
  • Near the far end (about 4 miles into the swim) turn right
  • Swim under the bridge and then turn left
  • Now swim to the finish (marked with orange ballons)
  • Remeber with you get to the finish your not done until you run across the timing pads

    Great Chesapeake Bay Swim