Jim Whelan Atlantic City Around-the-Island Swim

The Jim Whelan Around-the-Island Swim is a 36.6 km race around Absecon Island, New Jersey (which includes the towns of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate, and Longport). It is a renewed version, open to amateurs, of the professional Around the Island Swim held intermittently from 1954 to 2005.

In 2020, the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, 11 solo swimmers attempted the swim and none finished due to poor tide planning. In 2022, two solo swimmers attempted the swim, and neither finished.

Note: this event requires swimmers to wear tow-floats and enforces a time limit.

Jim Whelan Atlantic City Around-the-Island Swim route
Route Swims Fastest
Absecon Island circumnavigation (CCW) 10 William Leonard - 08:23:27 (2019)

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2019 Jul 14

Absecon Island circumnavigation (CCW) (36.6 km)

Jim Whelan Atlantic City Around-the-Island Swim results - 2019
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 William Leonard Male 40 08:23:27
2 Stephen Rouch Male 39 08:38:37
3 Bryan Hill Male 30 08:42:56
4 Ryan McCabe Male 34 08:43:18
5 Michael Gemelli Male 09:17:23
6 Charlotte Brynn Female 53 09:31:28
7 Juan Gabriel Acosta Male 35-36 09:39:31
8 Melissa Burroughs Female 26 09:41:21
9 Victoria Dolceamore Female 10:39:07
10 Beth Jackson Female 10:48:17

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