The Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim will be held on July 30, 2014 - the last Wednesday of July. The exact time is not mentioned until the day prior to the event (due to tidal conditions). During the pony swim, approx. 40,000 visitors wait along what many say is a "very crowded" shoreline. Large numbers of people wait for long hours in an area that's quite a considerable distance from the swim where the restrooms are located. There are no restrooms close to the swim since it is a tidal marsh.