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Bay Swim 2023

Sunday, June 11, 2023

4.4-mile Great Chesapeake Bay Swim (GCBS) takes place on the second Sunday in June. Up to 2019, the entry process was managed by Lin-Mark Sports. The 2020 and 2021 swims were canceled due to COVID-19. The swim is now managed by RunSignup.

Completion Awards

10, 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 Completions

All swimmers with 9, 14, 19, 24, 29 or 34 previously recorded Bay Swim finishes receive a specially inscribed award plaque upon completion of their next Bay Swim.

Bay Swim Results:

GCBS 2023
There were 514 starters with 486 swimmers finishing the event.
Official results are available at

PDF Files

More Data, Less Hassle

Most of the results and statistics on the GCBS Archives web site are provided in Portable Document Format (PDF).

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Background Information

What is the Bay Swim?

The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim (GCBS) is a 4.4-mile open-water swim across Maryland's Chesapeake Bay.  The annual event is held on the second Sunday in June.

The Earley Years
Brian J. Earley founded what is now the GCBS with a solo swim in 1982.  He has participated every year since to further the causes for which the event was created.

About the GCBS Archives

Volunteer Effort

The GCBS results, statistics, and other information on this Archives web site are provided as a service to support the Bay Swim and its charitable causes.  None of the funds raised by the event goes to supporting this web site.

The summary information for each Bay Swim event, the master data spreadsheet, and resulting analyses will be posted here, as time allows.

Website updated: November 22, 2023
Website Contact: bayswimarchive@gmail.com