Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers
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CIBBOWS Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers (CIBBOWS) is non-profit 501(c)3 organization that promotes the sport of open water swimming. They host free year-round training swims in Coney Island and Brighton Beach, NY. They also advocate to improve public access to NYC waters.
Since 2005, CIBBOWS has presented a series of ocean races, including some distance and cold-water events.
Currently CIBBOWS hosts five races: Grimaldo's Mile (1m), honoring Grimaldo Medrano, a Brighton Beach lifeguard who was one of the groups earliest supporters.; The Aquarium Triple Dip (1m, 5k and 10k); The 2 Bridges Swim (2.5k and 5k); Bannerman's Island Return (11k); and the 8 Bridges Swim (7 stages, 120 miles).
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