NYC SWIM

    On June 18, 2011 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 2011 field includes more than 40 solo swimmers and relay teams, the strongest and largest in 20 years, with swimmers from the U.S., Australia, England, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Ireland. The top two finishers will earn the right to return on September 28 for a match race and attempt to break the record around the island.

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    Date:
    06/18/2011 (Saturday) Backup:06/19/2011 (Sunday) 
    Distance:28.5 M 
    Check In:
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    Start:
    9:30 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:35 solo* & up to 22 relays*
    *Incl. Fundraising & Corporate Relays (please see policies)
    (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
    Fees:Solo Swimmer $1,775
    2 Person Relay Team $1,990
    4 Person Relay Team $2,190
    6 Person Relay Team $2,290
    4 Person Corporate Relays $7,500
    6 Person Corporate Relays $7,500

    Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 1:00 pm EDT - EARLY registration opens only for: Solo Swimmers who are fundraising for Swim Free (up to 3 slots)
    Frequent Participant Relay applicants (up to 3 slots)
    Corporate Relay applicants (up to 10 slots)
    Fundraising Relay applicants who are fundraising for Swim Free (up to 3 slots)
    Monday, November 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm EDT - GENERAL registration opens for: Solo swimmers (up to 26 slots)
    Open Relays (minimum 6 slots)
     
    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: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 before April 15, 2011.
    Solo Swimmers
    Qualifying Swim includes:
  • 2009 or 2010 solo or 2-person relay finishers of the Manhattan Island Marathon swim, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of the Ederle Swim, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of the English Channel solo swim, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of the Catalina Channel solo swim, or
  • Observed open water swim that is 4 hours or longer in a Prescribed Water Temperature or colder, completed between May 29, 2010 and April 15, 2011, without a wetsuit. (Details and requirements about qualifying swims for the 2011 MIMS are posted here.)


  • 2-Person Relay Teams
    Qualifying swim includes:
  • Solo MIMS Requirements above, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of a 4-Person MIMS relay, or
  • Observed open water swim that is 2 hours and 30 minutes or longer in a Prescribed Water Temperature or colder, completed between May 29, 2010 and April 15, 2011, without a wetsuit. (Details and requirements about qualifying swims for the 2011 MIMS are posted here.)


  • 4-Person and 6-Person Open Relay Teams
    Each person's Qualifying Swim should be done without a wetsuit and should include one of the following:
  • 2-person MIMS Relay Team Member requirements above, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of a 6-Person MIMS Relay, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of a 6-Person English Channel Relay, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of a 6-Person Catalina Channel Relay, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of an open water swim race of at least 1500 meters in a Prescribed Water Temperature or colder, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of a triathlon that includes a swim leg of at least 1500 meters in a Prescribed Water Temperature or colder, or
  • 2009 or 2010 finisher of a NYC Swim open water swim race of any length in a Prescribed Water Temperature or colder, or
  • Observed open water swim that is 30 minutes or longer in a Prescribed Water Temperature or colder, completed between May 29, 2010 and April 15, 2011. (Details and requirements about qualifying swims for the 2011 MIMS are posted here.)
  • Qualifying Swims: NYC Swim will rescind the acceptance of any solo applicant or relay team that fails to submit proof of completion of qualifying swim(s) by April 15, 2011. The complete application and all fees must be received by January 23, 2011. NYC Swim will not consider any incomplete applications for solo swimmers or 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 $150 processing fee and all credit card transaction fees.  
    Predicted Water Conditions:Seasonal Temperature 63/70F (17.2/21.1C). 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:66.92 °F (19.4 °C) on 06/18/2010
    69.08 °F (20.6 °C) on 06/18/2009
    68.18 °F (20.1 °C) on 06/18/2008
    68.18 °F (20.1 °C) on 06/18/2007
    63.50 °F (17.5 °C) on 06/18/2006 

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