Race Information

2014 16th Annual OWS "Bridge-to-Bridge" - Race Information (Complete Form)

16th Annual OWS “Bridge-to-Bridge” and

Middle Atlantic Open Water Championship

Saturday, June 28, 2014– Atlantic City, NJ

Hosted by – Pleasantville Aquatics

MA Sanction # Pending          

Pleasantville Aquatics will host an MA Sanctioned 800 meter, 5K bay swimming race between the Albany Ave. and Dorset Ave. Bridges and 2K swim race between Albany Ave. Bridge and AC Express Way Bridge on Saturday, June 28, 2014. All numbering, registration and finishes will take place at the Atlantic City High School Boat House located on Fairmount Avenue adjacent to Peter Pallitto Field.   Non-Sanctioned 2K and 5K events for Non USAS swimmers will run in a second wave following the sanctioned wave of the 5K and 2K events.

Date:  Saturday, June 28, 2014.  The 5K Bridge-to-Bridge Race will also be started in two waves beginning at 10:00 A.M. The 10 & Under Age Group 800 meter race will begin at 10:15 A.M. The 2K swim will be run in two waves beginning at 12:00 P.M.    On-site registration opens at 8:30 A.M. and will close 30 minutes prior to the start of each event.

Eligibility:  All participants registering for the sanctioned waves in 2K or 5K must be USAS or USMS registered swimmers.  Non-Registered swimmers are invited to participate in the Non-Sanctioned 2K, or 5K.  All swimmers 10 & under of age must be USAS registered.  Single day event MA registration forms will be available for Non-Registered swimmers wishing to register with USAS on the day of the event for an additional fee of $15.  One day registration form may also be obtained at (under “2014 Bridge2Bridge”) or at

Course:  This is a flat water bay swim with limited tidal flow.  High tide will be approximately at 10:30am (3.85 feet bay side).  The water temperature is expected to be in the range of 75~78 F°.  The 800 meter, 2K, & 5K swim races will start and finish in the water area in front of the ACHS Boathouse (check the course map at

Parking:  Parking will be available at Bader Field on the Black Horse Pike across the Albany Bridge within walking distance of the ACHS Boat House. 

Awards: The first 150 registered swimmers will receive a commemorative T-shirt.   The 1st through 3rd placed male and female finishers in the 10 & Under (800 Meter), 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18 (2K and 5K) will receive medals.  For all other USAS and USMS age groups within these events, medals will be awarded to the 3 top finishers.  Overall winners of the 5K “Bridge to Bridge” Race, male and female, will receive a special award.  In addition to the individual awards, team awards will be distributed to the top ranked team in 2K and 5K races. Results will be posted on and

Rules & Safely Information:  All races will follow 2014 USA Swimming Open Water Rules and Regulations.  Volunteers from the Pleasantville Aquatics, Middle Atlantic Swimming and the Jersey Shore Sea Kayakers Club will provide safety for this event under the direction of the New Jersey State Marine Police and the U.S. Coast Guard.  Safety officers in conjunction with the race director, reserve the right to cancel this event in the circumstance of unsafe conditions.  Volunteer kayakers are welcome to serve as auxiliary support and must contact the course officer for more information and instructions.

Entry/Fees:  The entry fee for swimmers registering in an individual race is $35.00. Swimmers wishing to swim two events may do so for a fee of $45.00.   Any swimmer willing to pre-register must submit the registration form by Saturday, June 21, 2013. All pre-registered swimmers will receive commemorative t-shirt.

Checks should be made payable to Pleasantville Aquatics and mailed to:  Dimitar Petrov, 2032 West Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226.

All inquiries should be directed to: 

Meet Director:   Dimitar Petrov (609) 742-1515,              Email:

Race Director:  Bob Schailey (609) 266-2471,                Email:  

Course Officer: Ray Peden                                             Email:

Safety Officer:  Joe Haney (609) 576-0792,                    Email: