The 2023 Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim                                Return






The 2023 Maggie Fischer Memorial Cross Bay Swim will be held on July 20. The entrance fee is $150. The fundraising minimum is $500 per swimmer.

Please read the Master Instructions (under Swim Info) carefully before applying. This year's event is capped at 120 swimmers.

Registration will open on Saturday, March 18 at 9AM NY local time. 

Registration this year will be done ONLINE and will use a lottery. Registration instructions are posted under 'Swim Info'.

We may also accept some applications by mail, at Swim Committee discretion. The paper application will be found under 'Forms-Application' above. 

Once the online lottery registration is complete, the application process is closed. We place a closure notification on our website and on our FaceBook page. Further  submissions are returned. Acceptance  emails are sent by RunSignup to each registered swimmer.

We will reserve a limited number of sponsor-level positions.  Sponsor-level entry is available for a fee of $5000. These will be available until June 15.


Tidal conditions on the day of the Swim:

The start time will be 0700. We expect the tide to be slack at that time.



The start is spectacular every year. We invite anyone who can get to the start to join us on the beach or on the dock to witness the event. The Fire Island Lighthouse is also available for any group who would like to watch from a spectacular vantage point overlooking the start line and the entire course. If you are interested, please call the Lighthouse at 631-661-4876 to reserve your position.