Brian Earley

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Brian Earley swimming about 100 yards off the eastern shore of Maryland on 13 June 1982 in a 5-mile open water swim in the rain, wind and against the tides that became known as the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

Brian Earley is an American open water swimmer and race director who founded the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim as a tribute to his father who suffered from a diabetes. His involvement began in 13 June 1982


Earley is the administrator of the Cynthia Earley Educational Foundation whose mission is to support student-athletes via scholarships. The Cynthia Earley Educational Foundation has awarded over US$13,000 in scholarships to students who are active in their communities, fundraising for the 1-mile or 4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. The scholarships help pay for the student’s current school, college, university or vocational training.

Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim is one of America's Top 50 Open Water Swims and one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims and has generated over US$2 million for numerous charities since its founding in 1982. The event is also affiliated with the Cynthia Earley Educational Foundation.

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