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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.

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Date:10/21/2006 (Saturday) 
Distance:17.5 M 
Check In:
8:30 AM at North Cove, Battery Park City  
Start:
10:00 AM Battery Park, Gangway One 
Directions to Start: courtesy of
  NYC Swim
Finish:
Sandy Hook, New Jersey 
Time Limit:6:30 hours 
Field Size:10 swimmers (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
Fees:Swimmer $950 ($350 will be charged to the applicant's credit card and $600 cash must be presented by the swimmer to their boat captain on race day) 
Awards:Certificates will be presented at a ceremony following the completion of the event. 
Age Requirement:19 years and over (Younger swimmers may be accepted based on swimming experience). 
Experience Requirement:All applicants must complete and submit proof of a 3-hours or longer Qualifying Swim by October 10, 2006 in order to be eligible to participate.
Qualifying Swim includes:
  • 2004, 2005 or 2006 finishers of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
  • 2004, 2005 or 2006 finishers of the English Channel solo swim
  • 2004, 2005 or 2006 finishers of the Catalina Channel Swim
  • Open-water swim that is 63°F, (17°C) or colder, completed between June 1, 2005 and Oct 10, 2006, without a wetsuit
  • If you have not completed a Qualifying Swim before your application is submitted, your application may be approved subject to the satisfactory completion of the Qualifying Swim, provided you submit proof of a Qualifying Swim before October 10, 2006.

    NYC Swim will rescind the acceptance of any applicant who fails to submit proof of completion of their qualifying swim(s) by October 10, 2006. NYC Swim will not consider any incomplete applications for swimmers in full of the entry fee. Applicants who have their acceptances rescinded will receive a refund of all fees they have paid, excluding a $75 processing fee.

    For more informations on goto Qualifying Swim section under the Other tab. 
    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. 
    Previous Year's Water Temp:64.22 °F (17.9 °C) on 10/21/2005
    Not Available on 10/21/2004
    Not Available on 10/21/2003
    Not Available on 10/21/2002
    Not Available on 10/21/2001 

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    WEATHER CONDITIONS

    Battery (07/29/2014 6:54 PM)
    Water74.30 (F)
    Sandy Hook (07/29/2014 6:54 PM)
    Water75.56 (F)
    Central Park (07/29/2014 )
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