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    First there was the Manhattan Island Swim, then came the Governors Island Swim. Now you can be a part of NYC Swim Events' newest circumnavigation at the third annual Statue of Liberty (Liberty Island) Swim — a 1.2-kilometer counterclockwise swim around Liberty Island, the home of the Statue of Liberty. It's a great way to kick off a summer weekend!

    All swimmers and registered guests are welcome to attend the post-event barbecue on the island; ticket deadline is Wednesday, June 22, at noon. [Tickets and Details]

    As of noon on Wednesday, June 22, guest enrollment is full and closed out. Barbecue tickets are still available for those already registered to be on the island.

    Date:06/24/2011 (Friday) 
    Distance:1.2 K 
    5:35 PM Liberty Island, Main Dock 
    Directions to Start: courtesy of
      NYC Swim
    Pontoon Boat on the New Jersey side of the Main dock at Liberty Island 
    Directions to Finish: courtesy of
      NYC Swim
    Time Limit:45 minutes 
    Field Size:250 (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed)
    235 Guests (245 Approved Guests) 
    Fees:$95 December 15 - December 25, 2010
    $100 December 26, 2010 - January 31, 2011
    $110 February 1 - May 31, 2011
    $130 June 1 - June 20, 2011
    $250 June 21 - June 22, 2011

    Entries open on December 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM EST
    and close (unless full prior) on June 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM.
    Awards:3 - Overall (Male and Female)
    3 - 15-19 (Male and Female)
    3 - 20-29 (Male and Female)
    3 - 30-39 (Male and Female)
    3 - 40-49 (Male and Female)
    3 - 50-59 (Male and Female)
    3 - 60-69 (Male and Female)
    1 - 70 and over (Male and Female)

    Medals for all participants. 
    Age Requirement:15 years and over (younger swimmers may be accepted based on swimming experience).  
    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. It is your responsibility to submit qualification information. NYC Swim does not provide refunds or transfers for swimmers who are not approved to participate in an event.

    The experience requirement for participating in the 2011 Statue of Liberty (Liberty Island) Swim is as follows:

    All solo finishers of the 2009, 2010 or 2011 Manhattan Island Marathon; or 2009, 2010 Ederle Swim OR the 2009, 2010 Statue of Liberty (Liberty Island) Swim
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    Finish in the top 85% of any NYC Swim open water swim since January 1, 2009
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    Finish in the top 85% of the swim portion of an NYC Swim Aquathlon since January 1, 2009
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    2 finishes in the top 50% of any documented timed open water swim race of 1 statute mile or longer and with 75 or more participants since January 1, 2009 [How to upload your results] [What type of results can I list in my profile and use to qualify for an NYC Swim event?]
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    2 finishes in the top 50% overall of the swim portion of any documented triathlon with 75 or more participants and a timed statute 1-mile or longer open water swim since January 1, 2009. [How to upload your results] [What type of results can I list in my profile and use to qualify for an NYC Swim event?]
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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 pool swim of 1650 yards/1500 meters in 35 minutes or better since January 1, 2011. To provide the best indicator of open water ability and a solid basis for comparison with other swimmers’ pool times, the pool swim should ideally be done in a deep-water, competition-length pool. [Where to do a pool certification swim] [How to upload pool certification]

    Your pool swim must take place no earlier than January 1st of the current year, and 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 10, 2011). Swimmers who enroll after June 10th 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.

    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 06/24/2010
    70.52 °F (21.4 °C) on 06/24/2009
    69.80 °F (21.0 °C) on 06/24/2008
    68.90 °F (20.5 °C) on 06/24/2007
    66.02 °F (18.9 °C) on 06/24/2006 



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