Swim date: Sat May 31 2014
Start time: 9:30am
Cutoff time: 40 minutes
Water temp: ~73-78° F
Entry fees: Adult $50, Youth (17 & Under) $30
|Feb 1 2014
Adult fees increase to $60
Apr 10 2014
Last day for rollover credits
T-shirt for all participants.
Sharkfest Swim award medals to top three individual finishers, male and
female, in each age group (all divisions combined).
Personalized award plaques to first place individual finisher, male and female, in each age group (all divisions combined).
100 XTERRA points to use toward a new XTERRA wetsuit or any other XTERRA product to the first place overall male & female finishers.
|The Oxford-Bellevue Sharkfest Swim will be a 1500 meter swim across the Tred Avon River from Bellevue Park to the beach at the Tred Avon Yacht Club in Oxford. It will be coincide with slack tide to allow everyone to make the crossing. The swim course follows the route of the historic Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, which started operations in 1683--that's 330 years ago!!! Water temperature should be in the high-60s to mid-70's and the swim will be ahead of the dreaded nettles season. This region, steeped in history, is also the site of the James Michener's book "Chesapeake". Post event festivities will take place in Oxford, home of the famous Scottish Highland Creamery ice cream.
PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.
UPDATE: Due to the extremely unseasonal cold water temperatures in the Tred Avon River, the Oxford-Bellevue Sharkfest Swim has been re-scheduled for Saturday May 31, 2014. EMAIL US if you have any questions regarding this change. CURRENT WATER TEMPERATURE: 71.5° F
WETSUITS: are allowed and encouraged. Wetsuits rentals are only $35. Advance reservations required) online at Bonzai Sports. Wetsuit purchases are 20% off with coupon code "Sharkfest20" online Bonzai Sports.
is closed. Race Day Registration (cash or check only) will be available. Read the ENTRANT NEWSLETTER for details.
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(containing swim cap) are picked up on event day morning. Full details on this pick-up will be included in the ENTRANT NEWSLETTER, which will be e-mailed to all paid participants and posted on this web page approximately two to three weeks prior to the event. If you did not submit a valid e-mail address when registering for this event, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be street parking available near the Robert Morris Inn near the finish area.
Tred Avon Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program
|Course Map (Click map to enlarge)