Spectacular new course! Another year, another amazing experience.

    On September 24, the Little Red Lighthouse returns as one of our oldest, most popular events. Last year’s 10-kilometer course was a big hit, and we think we've found a way to top that.

    Imagine a touch of fall in the air, the leaves beginning to turn, as you start the race by jumping from a ferry boat off Riverdale. Continue the scenic journey, swimming along the Palisades, past Spuyten Duyvil, the Cloisters, and the Inwood Canoe Club, then under the George Washington Bridge, past the Little Red Lighthouse and Riverbank State Park before heading in to finish at Fairway (West Harlem Piers Park at West 130th Street) and the warm reception from the ever growing and always enthusiastic NYC Swim community.

    Though the expected tidal assist is slower than last year, the Little Red Lighthouse swim is still a great way to get started with longer open water distance swimming.

    Date:09/24/2011 (Saturday) 
    Distance:10 K 
    Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 68 to 74 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.