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Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

On June 16, 2007 NYC Swim will present the annual 28.5 Mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. This is our longest and premier event of the season, a full counter-clockwise circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan.

The 2007 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim enrollment has closed. No new applications will be accepted.

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Date:06/16/2007 (Saturday) 
Distance:28.5 M 
Check In:
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Start:
8:30 AM Battery Park City - South Cove 
Directions to Start: courtesy of
  NYC Swim
Finish:
Battery Park City - South Cove 
Directions to Finish: courtesy of
  NYC Swim
Time Limit:9:30 hours 
Field Size:25 solo swimmers, 7 open relay teams; & 6 corporate relay teams. (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
Fees:Solo Swimmer $1,285
2 Person Relay Team $1,475
4 Person Relay Team $1,595
6 Person Relay Team $1,775

Entries Open on Dec. 1, 2006
and Close (unless full prior) on Feb 15, 2007 
Awards:Swimmers will be competing once again for a place on the Gallagher Cup, a beautifully crafted trophy from Tiffany's.
Male & Female Solo - Top 3 Overall
2 Person Relay - Top 1 Overall
4 Person Relay - Top 1 Overall
6 Person Relay - Top 1 Overall
Each successful swimmer & relay team will receive completion awards. 
Age Requirement:19 years and over (Younger swimmers may be accepted based on swimming experience). 
Experience Requirement:Solo Swimmers
All solo applicants must complete and submit proof of a Qualifying Swim by April 15, 2007 in order to be eligible to participate.
Qualifying Swim includes:
  • 2005 or 2006 finishers of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, or
  • 2005 or 2006 finishers of the English Channel solo swim, or
  • 2005 or 2006 finishers of the Catalina Channel Swim, or
  • Open-water swim that is 4 hours or longer in water that is 63F (17C) or colder, completed between June 1, 2006 and April 15, 2007, without a wetsuit. (Please see details and requirements about qualifying swims under Policies/Qualifications.)
  • 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 April 15, 2007.

    2-Person Relay Teams
    Each member of a 2-person relay team must complete the qualifying swim by April 15, 2007. Specifically a qualifying swim is:
  • Solo MIMS Requirements above, or
  • Finisher of a 2-person or 4-Person MIMS relay in 2005 or 2006, or
  • Open-water swim that is 2 hours and 30 minutes or longer in water that is 63F (17C) or colder, completed between June 1, 2006 and April 15, 2007, without a wetsuit. (Please see details and requirements about qualifying swims under Policies/Qualifications.)


  • 4-Person and 6-Person Open Relay Teams
    Each member of a 4-person or 6-person relay team must complete the qualifying swim by April 15, 2007. Relay members must submit an appropriate copy of, or a link to, swim race results as proof of having completed a qualifying swim; or a pool certification in a manner consistent with the sample template, which can be accessed on your user profile swimmer page.
    Each qualifying swim, should include one of the the following:
  • 2-person MIMS Relay Team Member requirements above, or
  • an open water swim race of at least 1500 meters in a Prescribed Water Temperature since June 2005, or
  • a triathlon than includes a swim leg of at least 1500 meters in a Prescribed Water Temperature since June 2005, or
  • a NYC Swim open-water swim race of any length in a Prescribed Water Temperature since June 2005, or
  • a continuous 1-Mile pool swim in 45 minutes or better (for 6-person relays) or a continuous 2-mile pool swim in 1 hour 30 minutes or better (for 4-person relays), or
  • Open-water swim that is 30 minutes or longer in water that is 63F (17C) or colder, completed between June 1, 2006 and April 15, 2007, without a wetsuit. (Please see details and requirements about qualifying swims under Policies/Qualifications.)
  • NOTE: Effective with MIMS 2008, an open water swim qualification in the prescribed water temperature will be required of all relay swimmers, including those in 4-person and 6-person relays.

    Qualifying Swims: All pool swims for relay participants must take place in a traditional swimming pool; "Endless Pool" swims are not acceptable for qualification purposes. Proof of the qualifying swim must be submitted by April 15, 2007. NYC Swim will rescind the acceptance of any solo applicant or relay team that fails to submit proof of completion of his/her qualifying swim(s) by April 15, 2007. The complete application and all fees must be received by December 15, 2006. NYC Swim will not consider any incomplete applications for solo swimmers and relay teams that do not include payment in full of the entry fee. Applicants who have their acceptances rescinded will receive a refund of all fees they have paid, excluding the $100 processing fee. 
    Predicted Water Conditions:Seasonal Temperature 64/67F (17/19C). 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:63.50 °F (17.5 °C) on 06/16/2006
    65.30 °F (18.5 °C) on 06/16/2005
    Not Available on 06/16/2004
    Not Available on 06/16/2003
    Not Available on 06/16/2002 

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