2015 Enrollment Announcement
If you are interested in applying for a Manhattan Island Swim slot, please click here to launch the application.
Applications are reviewed on a first submitted AND completed basis. Circumnavigation swim slots and dates will be assigned on a rolling basis.
For an application to be evaluated for either a solo swim or the August race, the applicant must post provide the following:
1) a documented 1 HR Max Distance swim (Download 1 HR Maximum Distance template) and
2) a documented open water experience resume (Swim History (Non-NYCSWIM Events)
Since the paradigm for the Manhattan Swim has materially changed, we have not formerly revised and updated the online Application Procedures.
You may wish to review the instructions from 2014 (click here) for guidance on your application. Other than the 1 HR Max Distance swim requirement, the 2014 application procedures cover all of the items needed as you contemplate applying for a Manhattan Island slot.
Prior to the enrollments going live, we hosted four webinars to answer prospective applicant's questions. We recommend that you watch BOTH of the webinars listed below, as they should address the majority of your questions.
Webinar One (how the swims will be organized) – Click Here
Webinar Two (how the application works) – Click Here
By January 15, 2015 – Manhattan Enrollments will close
By January 30, 2015 - 1 HR Max Distance swim Due Date (if needed)
By March 15, 2015 – Date assignments should be completed
May 15, 2014 - 4 hr Qualifying Swim Due Date (if needed)
May 15, 2014- Medical Form Due Date (if needed)
Qualifying Swim Water Temp Requirements
Only swims assigned in May, June, and
September will have maximum water temperature requirements for their qualifying swims.
Great Hudson River Swim (1.6 M)
Governors Island Swim (2.0 M)
Brooklyn Bridge Swim (1.0 K)
Stars & Stripes: Aquathlon & Swim
Aquathlon:(Swim 1.5 K / Run 5 K)
Ederle Swim (17.5 M)
Brooklyn Marathon Swim (12.0 M)
Manhattan Island Relays (28.5 M)
Statue of Liberty Swim (1.2 K)
Little Red Lighthouse (7.5 M)