Swim Across the Sound 2016

EAST END YACHT CLUB SUPPORTS THE 2016 SWIM ACROSS THE SOUND

The 2016 Swim Across the Sound Marathon took place on Saturday July 30 on Long Island Sound.

170 swimmers supported by over 90 swim boats with Captains and crew, law enforcement, and medical  vessels, crossed the Sound from Port Jefferson N.Y. to Black Rock Harbor, in Connecticut.

Water conditions started out a bit choppy but settled down after awhile to provide the swimmers with good movement. The Swim ended slightly early because of storm conditions but despite the weather, some course  records were set this year.

Six Captains from East End participated in this year’s Swim.

Kevin Gunther
Lisa Treschitta
Mike Novitsky
Thomas Monahan
Bill Szturma
Bob Scinto

all  donated their time and energy to make the Swim a success.

Bob piloted the “Spirit of the Sound” from the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium to give families and friends of the swimmers a close up view of the race.

Thanks to East End Yacht Club for their continued support of this wonderful event.

Submitted by  Bill Szturma 8/15/16