Events Riverside Park Tune Up Swim

Riverside Park Tune Up Swim

A swim-only option in conjunction with the Aquathlon: Stars and Stripes, this swim takes you a mile down the Hudson, from Riverside Park South to Hudson River Park. Plus, it's the last NYC Swim event until September, so come cool off in the river while you can! Everyone is invited to an informal, pay-as-you-go meal afterward at the 70th Street Pier Plaza.

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Date:07/13/2008 (Sunday) 
Distance:1.5 K 
Check In:
6:45 - 7:15 AM - Hudson River Park at Clinton Cove (Pier 96), 56th Street. Photo ID Required.  
8:15 AM Riverside Park - Kayak Dock at W. 72nd Street 
Directions to Start: courtesy of
  NYC Swim
Hudson River Park - Pier 96 at 56th Street 
Directions to Finish: courtesy of
  NYC Swim
Time Limit:45 minutes 
Field Size:Maximum field of 150 (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
Fees:$30 as of Dec 21 (1:00 PM)
$45 as of Jan 1
$50 as of May 1
$55 July 8 - 10
Entries Open on Dec. 21, 2007
and Close (unless full prior) on July 12, 2008 at 8:15 AM. 
Awards:Awards will be presented at Pier 96 sometime after the Stars & Stripe Aquathlon's run course officially closes.
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 Riverside Park Tune Up 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 mile 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 29, 2008). Swimmers who enroll after June 29th must submit their qualification information to NYC Swim within 24 hours of enrollment. Participants who enroll on the last two days of registration (July 11 - 12) must submit qualifications no later than 8:15 AM on July 12. Participants' qualifications will not be accepted, reviewed or approved on race day. 
Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 70 to 75 degrees. Swimmers wearing wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire will not be eligible for awards in this year's race. The full wetsuit policy can be viewed here.

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:70.52 °F (21.4 °C) on 07/13/2007
67.46 °F (19.7 °C) on 07/13/2006
72.32 °F (22.4 °C) on 07/13/2005
Not Available on 07/13/2004
Not Available on 07/13/2003