Events Brooklyn Bridge Swim

Brooklyn Bridge Swim

Usually we swim alongside a coastline, sometimes around islands, but rarely do we get to cross a channel. This is your chance to swim your way from Manhattan across the East River to Brooklyn, in the shadow of the most famous bridge in the world. To add to the allure, teams from Brooklyn and Manhattan will compete in the Battle of the Bridge. After the swim, plan to enjoy an informal, pay-as-you-go brunch at the nearby Bubby's.

Swimmer registration is now closed. We have received numerous inquiries from swimmers interested in being added to a waitlist. We don't have a fair way to offer a waitlist option at this time and will not do so this year.

Date:09/06/2008 (Saturday) 
Distance:1 K 
Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 60 to 65 degrees. Wetsuits may be worn but may affect a swimmer's eligibility for awards. 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.