Events Park to Park Swim

Park to Park Swim

The Park to Park Swim is always among our most popular events. With water temperatures in the mid-60s, organized during slack tide, and an afternoon start time, this one-Mile swim on the Hudson provides great views of both Manhattan and the Palisades as well as an excellent opportunity, albeit at a slower speed, to preview the final portion of the Little Red Lighthouse Swim course.

After the event, all racers, volunteers, and their friends are invited to join the NYC Swim staff at Coogan's Restaurant (Broadway at 169th Street) for an informal pay-as-you-go party.

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Date:05/07/2013 (Tuesday) 
7:30 PM  
Field Size: (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
Fees:Free - Invited Guests Only 
Previous Year's Water Temp:55.94 °F (13.3 °C) on 05/07/2012
53.06 °F (11.7 °C) on 05/07/2011
54.70 °F (12.6 °C) on 05/07/2010
58.46 °F (14.7 °C) on 05/07/2009
58.28 °F (14.6 °C) on 05/07/2008 
Field Size:Maximum field of 250 (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
Fees:$35 as of Dec 21 (1:00 PM)
$45 as of Jan 1
$55 as of May 1
$65 June 10 - 12
Entries Open on Dec. 21, 2007
and Close (unless full prior) on Jun 12, 2008 at 4:00 PM. 
Awards:Awards will be presented approximately 20 minutes after the last swimmer exits the water.
Top 10 Overall 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. You may register for a NYC Swim event even if you have not completed a qualifying swim, and your enrollment will be approved upon verification of your qualifying swim details. The experience requirement for participating in the Park to Park Swim is as follows:

The completion of any NYC Swim open water swim, Aquathlon or open water swim clinic since January 1, 2006
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Any DOCUMENTED timed open water swim race of 3/4 M or more since January 1, 2006 [How to upload your results]
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Any DOCUMENTED Sprint Triathlon with a timed Open Water Swim since January 1, 2006 [How to upload your results]
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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 1-mile pool swim (1650 yards/1500 meters) in 45 minutes or better since January 1, 2008. Swim must take place in a traditional swimming pool; "Endless Pool" swims are not acceptable for qualification purposes. [How to upload pool certification]

All pool certifications and qualifying swim information must be received by NYC Swim at least 14 days prior to the date of the race (no later than June 1, 2008). Swimmers who enroll after June 1st must submit their qualification information to NYC Swim within 24 hours of enrollment. Participants' qualifications will not be accepted, reviewed or approved on race day. 
Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 65 to 70 degrees. Wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire may be worn but may affect a swimmer's eligibility for awards. The full wetsuit policy can be viewed here. Swimmers wearing wetsuits will not be eligible for awards in this year's race.

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. For additional information on swimming and water quality in the Hudson River, please see our FAQ page. 
Previous Year's Water Temp:66.56 °F (19.2 °C) on 06/15/2007
63.14 °F (17.3 °C) on 06/15/2006
68.36 °F (20.2 °C) on 06/15/2005
Not Available on 06/15/2004
Not Available on 06/15/2003