Swim Ocean City Adds SUP Race to Ocean Games
Maryland’s Swim Ocean City is preparing for the second annual event, scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10am, with participation expected to double in this second year. The first annual Swim Ocean City event was a success, raising over $22,000.00 for the Johns Hopkins Brain Rehabilitation Program!
This year’s event includes the addition of a paddleboard competition, which is being organized and sponsored by "Walk on Water." The addition of this event spurred "Ocean Games" which will present both the swim and paddleboard events. The goal of Ocean Games is to add additional water sporting events each year, for a weekend that will bring over 1000 participants and spectators to Ocean City, Md.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for both swimmers and paddlers to challenge their abilities in open water, and more importantly, to be a part of the good work being performed by the Johns Hopkins Brain Rehabilitation Program," said Crossing Currents Aquatics Swim Coach, Traci McNeil of Annapolis/Riva, a life‐long open water swimmer who successfully completed an English Channel Swim in 1994.
"The Ocean City Swim is patterned to provide the novice and experienced open water swimmer alike a safe and structured environment. The swims run parallel to the shoreline and the SUP CUP race will be out and back starting at N. Division Street. Both are conducted in cooperation with the phenomenal Ocean City Beach Patrol and Coast Guard."
The swim was conceived by Corey Davis of Berlin, Md. who was treated at the Johns Hopkins Brain Rehabilitation Program following a brain injury he suffered in a motorcycle accident.
Ocean Games welcomes sponsors, volunteers and general donations.