Events Ederle Swim

Ederle Swim

This is a low-key event, harkening back to the earlier days of open-water swimming, but there's nothing low-key about the challenges of following Gertrude Ederle's 17.5-Mile swim course from Battery Park to Sandy Hook, NJ. Recent swimmers have had to contend with severe chop, fog, and unseasonably warm temperatures as they made the crossing through New York Harbor, yet with today's knowledge of the tides, most participants cover the course faster Ederle's record, which lasted from 1925 until 2006.

Date:10/23/2010 (Saturday) 
Distance:17.5 M 
Check In:
8:30 AM at North Cove, Battery Park City  
9:50 AM Gangway One, Battery Park 
Sandy Hook, New Jersey 
Directions to Finish: courtesy of
  NYC Swim
Time Limit:9 hours; time of sunset may impact when the race ends. 
Field Size:10 swimmers (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
Fees:Swimmer Application Fee: $600

Entries Open on March 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM EST

Please Note: In addition to the swimmer application fee, each participant must provide his or her boat captain with a fuel reimbursement of $650 cash and must separately source, secure, and directly remunerate a paddler/kayaker.

Based on the existing state of oil prices, an additional fuel surcharge is not expected at this time.  
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 August 1, 2010 in order to be eligible to participate.

Qualifying Swim includes:
  • 2008, 2009 or 2010 solo or 2-person relay finishers of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
  • 2008, 2009 or 2010 finishers of the English Channel solo swim
  • 2008, 2009 or 2010 finishers of the Catalina Channel solo swim
  • 2008 or 2009 finishers of the Ederle Swim
  • Open-water swim that is that is 3 hours or longer in water that is 60°F, (15.56°C) or colder, completed between October 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010, 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 August 1, 2010.

    NYC Swim will rescind the acceptance of any applicant who fails to submit proof of completion of their qualifying swim(s) by August 1, 2010. NYC Swim will not consider any incomplete applications for swimmers 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 a $75 processing fee.

    For more information on the experience requirements for the Ederle Swim, go to the Qualifications section on the Policies 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 salt water and there is shipping traffic. There may be random jetsam and flotsam in the waterways. 
    Previous Year's Water Temp:60.80 °F (16.0 °C) on 10/23/2009
    62.78 °F (17.1 °C) on 10/23/2008
    68.18 °F (20.1 °C) on 10/23/2007
    62.24 °F (16.8 °C) on 10/23/2006
    62.06 °F (16.7 °C) on 10/23/2005 

    2012 EDERLE SWIM



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