Events Ederle Swim

Ederle Swim

On October 21, 2006 NYC Swim presented its inaugural 17.5-Mile Ederle Swim. This swim recalls a previous era of open water swimming, allowing today's participants to navigate a course that few others have, and that was until recently, nearly forgotten. In 1925, Manhattan native Gertrude Ederle swam from the Battery in lower Manhattan to Sandy Hook, New Jersey in seven hours and eleven minutes, setting a record that stood until the summer of 2006. With today's knowledge of the tides, participants cover the course faster than when Ms. Ederle swam.

Date:10/21/2006 (Saturday) 
Distance:17.5 M 
Predicted Water Conditions:Seasonal Temperature 60/65F (15/18C). There can be a substantial amount of chop in the water from wind, tide action, and boat traffic. The waterways are saltwater and there is shipping traffic. There may be random jetsam and flotsam in the waterways.