Jim Arnold, the Montauk Swim Challenge’s race director, said Monday that he expects as many as 200 long-distance swimmers, from as far away as the Bahamas and the West Coast, will take part in this Saturday’s event, from which the Montauk Playhouse Community Center’s aquatics center fund is to benefit.
Arnold is anticipating a large turnout in part because “we’re on the U.S. masters swimming calendar. . . . Rod McClave [the perennial winner] may have some competition this year. That’s what we’re hoping.”
“Jeffrey was an amazing guy,” T.J. Calabrese said the other day of his late friend, Jeff Bogetti. “He had such an infectious personality that you wanted to be around him; he was really funny. That’s why he had so many friends.”