Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

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1987 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim from Sandy Point State Park
Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim (GCBS) is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims and America's Top 50 Open Water Swims. The charity swim event was founded on 13 June 1982. It was the first major open water swim that was founded to benefit health-related charities in the United States. There is also a One Mile Bay Challenge event swimming a triangular course that starts and ends at the finish location for the full crossing.


4.4 miles (7.08 km)


Chesapeake Bay


City Annapolis,Sandy Point State Park, Stevensville

State/County/Province Maryland

Country USA

Region Americas


Name Brian Earley and Linda Toretsky (GCBS Swim Processing Coordinator) or race director Charles Nabit

Title GCBS Swim Processing Coordinator

Email Linda Toretsky or Brian Earley

Event Information

Month: June

Event Date: Usually 2nd Sunday in June annually

Website: Great Chesapeake Bay Swim

Type: Charity

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