SWIM CB 2018

Event #2 of the Carolina Swim Series

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8:00 AM


Sunday, June 24, 2018


Boardwalk at Carolina Beach, NC
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1.5 mile


Thursday, June 21, 2018  8:00 AM


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Swim CB is now part of the Carolina Swim Series

The Carolina Swim Series consists of five open water swims in the greater Wilmington area.
There are two swims in the spring, one in the middle of summer, and then two more in the fall.

1) Stoked to Go Out - Saturday, May 19th @ Wrightsville Beach
2) Swim CB - Sunday, June 24th @ Carolina Beach
3) Racin' the Basin - Saturday, July 28th @ Ft. Fisher
4) Pier-to-Pier - Saturday, September 15th @ Wrightsville Beach
5) Swim the Loop - Sunday, September 23rd @ Wrightsville Beach

The Carolina Swim Series will culminate with a year-end awards party on a yet to be named date.


SWIM CB is an ocean swim at Carolina Beach, NC.  
The race will finish at the Carolina Beach boardwalk - near the Marriott Courtyard (Hamlet Ave).

Participants are asked to park as close to the finish location as possible. There are a number of parking lot and/or parking space options available.
Participants will be shuttled to the swim start location.

Post-race food & drinks along with the awards ceremony will be near the finish - on the beach

Swim Course Description:

The swim direction will be decided on race morning depending on the currents.
It will most likely be a south-to-north swim beginning near the public parking lot at Alabama Ave.
If by chance it's a north-to-south swim, the start of the race will be near the beach access at Periwinkle Ln.
In either case, the finish location will remain the same.

Participants will swim directly out to a turn buoy located approx. 50-75 off shore and turn to swim parallel with the beach.
Participants will then turn back towards the beach (with the waves) when they reach the 2nd turn buoy.
There will only be two buoys on this swim.

The ocean temperature will be a very comforatble 80-82 degrees

Course Maps:

The course map button above will show the south-to-north swim course.

Below is the alternate swim course in the event we have to swim north-to-south on race day. 

Category Pricing

Age Group Female
Age Group Male
On or Before Wednesday, January 31, 2018$40.00
On-site Registration$45.00
On-site Registration$50.00

**This pricing is based upon Date

Once a date is reached the price will increase to the next tier

Note: On-line Registration for this event closes on 06-21-2018 at 8:00 AM.

There is a $3.00 fee for for the sanctioning of this event.

On-site registration is available for this event on 06-23-2018 during normal packet pick up hours.

On-site registration is available for this event on 06-24-2018 during normal packet pick up hours.

Event Site Rules

Carolina Swim Series – Wetsuit Rules

For all Carolina Swim Series races, the following wetsuit guidelines will be followed:

1) If the water temperature is 67.9 degrees or lower – wetsuits will be required.

2) If the water temperature is between 68 degrees and 78 degrees – wetsuits will be optional (see below for details).

3) If the water temperature is 78.1 degrees or higher – wetsuits are prohibited.

Optional wetsuit usage: Participants opting to wear a wetsuit when the water temperature is between 68 degrees and 78 degrees, will be assessed a 3-minute penalty for the five shorter races and a 6-minute penalty for the two longer races.

Packet Pickup

Race Day only:  6:30am - 7:30am @ race site


Race day registration also available


Refund are not available for this event.


This event does not provide transfers.


This event does not allow deferrals.


These events wouldn't be possible without the help of our great volunteers!  If you are interested in volunteering at this event please use this link.  For this race we specifically need people to help with timing, refreshments, body marking, registration, and surfers/paddleboarders to be in the water in case someone needs aid.

Volunteer Form

Award Categories

Overall Male

Overall Female

Overall Masters Male (40+)

Overall Masters Female (40+)

Top 3 males and females in the following age groups:  15 & Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+