We have three categories for entry. Each Category will be capped at the following numbers. As each category caps, that category will close. We no longer offer paper application forms. There is NO waiting list.
Solo Swimmer: 110
Two-Person Relay: 15 teams
Three-Person Relay: 25 teams
Solo Swimmers: We will cap the solo entry at 110 swimmers. Any swimmer applying after the cap is met will be rejected. In 2015, we filled the solo category of 100 solo swimmers in less than a week. We increased our number for solo swimmers by 10 in 2016, and that number will remain the same. Once we cap, that is it! There will be NO WAITING LIST! The fee for a solo swimmer is $165. If the category is not filled by April 1, the application fee is increased to $175, and after May 1, the application fee increases to $185 per solo swimmer. No applications will be accepted after May 26, 2017. It pays apply early!
Relay teams: We have two- and three-person relays. Each category has a separate application. Make sure you apply to the correct category. Each relay team member must fill out a separate application online, but all relay team members must apply at the same time, one after the other. You MUST complete the required information for ALL team members at the time you apply online. The cap for the relay teams are: 15 two-person teams and 25 three-person relays.
Two-Person Teams: The application fee for a two-person relay team is $300. On April 1, that price increases to $320 and on May 1 to $330. Once 15 teams apply, this category will close.
Three-person teams: Three-person relay teams must pay an application fee of $420. On April 1, the fee increases to $440, and on May 1, it increases to $450.
There will be no land entries for relay swimmers. Transition points for relay swimmers are clearly marked by buoys at mile 6 for the two-person relay and at miles 4 and 8 for the three-person relay. Please note: Each relay swimmer must complete his/her entire leg before exiting the water. Once that swimmer reaches the transition buoy, the next swimmer will enter the water and swim his/her entire distance. If a swimmer does not complete the full length of his/her distance and exits the water before the proper transition, that relay team will be disqualified.
Remember, we no longer accept any hard copies of the applications. All applications must be made online. Go to Apply for more information. We close all applications on May 26, 2017.