Sports Briefs 07.26.12

Local sports notes

Waterborne Events
    There will be two waterborne events supported by the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad this weekend — ocean swims of one-half, one, and two miles in Montauk that are to benefit the Montauk Playhouse’s aquatics center on Saturday, and a stand-up paddleboard race benefiting the Retreat at Fresh Pond Landing on Sunday.
    The two-mile ocean swim is to start at Kirk Park beach at 7:30 a.m.; the one-miler is to begin at Atlantic Terrace, “after the two-mile swimmers pass,” and the one-half miler is to begin at Ditch Plains, “after all other racers pass.”
    Sunday’s paddleboard event, presented by Main Beach Surf and Sport, will be “a paddling event for the entire family . . . open to men, women, and children of all ages.” Racer check-in is at 8 a.m.
    A release has said, “There will be no day-of-race registration. Participants should register in advance at Main Beach Surf and Sport at 352 Montauk Highway, Wainscott, or online at”

Road Race Too
    Also on Sunday there will be a 5K road race at Fresh Pond Park sponsored by the Old Montauk Athletic Club and the Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter. Registration will be from 8 a.m.; the starting time is 9. The 5K is to benefit OMAC’s athletic grants program.