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.

Date:09/09/2006 (Saturday) 
Distance:1 K 
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.