Events Brooklyn Bridge Swim

Brooklyn Bridge Swim

On September 9, 2006, NYC Swim will present the first annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim. The event will start on the Manhattan side at Dover Street near the South Street Seaport. Participants will swim parallel along the southern line of the Brooklyn Bridge then north, northeast along the seawall of Empire-Fulton State Park to the beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park immediately prior to the Manhattan Bridge.

Swimmers should be aware that they will be facing a cross current which will require adjustments while swimming in order to maintain a straight course.

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Date:09/09/2006 (Saturday) 
Distance:1 K 
Check In:
10:00 AM - Dover Street/South Street. Photo ID Required.  
11:00 AM Dover Street/South Street 
Directions to Start: courtesy of
  NYC Swim
Brooklyn Bridge Park 
Directions to Finish: courtesy of
  NYC Swim
Time Limit:45 minutes 
Field Size:Max Field Size 150 (1 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
Fees:$50 July 1- July 10
$65 July 11 - July 31
$75 August 1 - Sept 3
$80 Sept 4 - 6
Entrees Open on July 1, 2006
and Close (unless full prior) on Sept. 6, 2006 
Awards:Awards will be presented approximately 20 minutes after the last swimmer exits the water. 3 - Overall (Male and Female)
1 - 15-19 (Male and Female)
1 - 20-29 (Male and Female)
1 - 30-39 (Male and Female)
1 - 40-49 (Male and Female)
1 - 50-59 (Male and Female)
1 - 60-over (Male and Female) Medals for all participants. 
Age Requirement:15 years and over 
Experience Requirement:Safety concerns require us to ensure that every participant in a NYC Swim swim event has adequate swim experience; thus we have set certain qualifying standards for participation in each of our events. Your registration for a NYC Swim swim is not complete until the NYC Swim receives acceptable evidence of your qualifying swim. The experience requirement for participating in the Brooklyn Bridge Swim is as follows:

The completion of any NYC Swim open water swim, Aquathlon or open water swim clinic within the past three years (2004 - 2006)
Any DOCUMENTED timed open water swim race of 1.5 miles or more within the past three years (2004 - 2006)
Any DOCUMENTED Triathlon with a timed 1.5 mile or longer open water swim within the past three years (2004 - 2006)
* Pool Certification in a manner consistent with the sample template, which can be accessed on your user profile swimmer page, documenting the completion of a continuous 2 mile pool swim in 1 hour and 30 minutes or better. Your qualifying swim must take place no earlier than July 1st of the current year, and all pool certifications must be received by NYC Swim at least 14 days prior to the date of the race. 
Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 70 to 75 degrees. Wetsuits may be worn; however, swimmers in wetsuits will be ineligible for awards if the water temperature is 68F (20C) or higher.

There can be a substantial amount of chop in the water from wind & tide action. The waterways are salt-water and there is shipping traffic. There may be random jetsam & flotsam in the waterways. 
Previous Year's Water Temp:Not Available on 09/09/2005
Not Available on 09/09/2004
Not Available on 09/09/2003
Not Available on 09/09/2002
Not Available on 09/09/2001