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    Due to the forecast for heavy winds out of the north-northeast and small craft advisory on October 1, the event is switching to the backup date of Sunday, October 2, for the safety of all participants. Sunday is forecast to have more favorable conditions. All activities will take place a half-hour later than noted on the timeline. We regret any inconvenience and hope that everyone will be able to make it on the new date, but if you cannot please e-mail info@nycswim.org so we can plan accordingly.


    This is a low-key event, harkening back to the earlier days of open-water swimming, but there's nothing low-key about the Ederle's 17.5-Mile swim between Sandy Hook, NJ, and Manhattan. Recent swimmers have had to contend with severe chop, fog, and unseasonably warm and cold 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. In 2011, the swim may have another twist with likely warm waters, fast currents, and New Jersey start with a Manhattan finish.

    Date:
    10/01/2011 (Saturday) Backup:10/02/2011 (Sunday) 
    Distance:17.5 M 
    Check In:
    4:30 AM at North Cove, Battery Park City  
    Start:
    7:50 AM Sandy Hook, New Jersey 
    Directions to Start: courtesy of
      NYC Swim
    Finish:
    South Cove, Battery Park City 
    Directions to Finish: courtesy of
      NYC Swim
    Time Limit:8 hours; time of sunset may impact when the race ends. 
    Field Size:20 swimmers (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
    Fees:Entries Open on March 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST
    and close (unless full prior) on March 21, 2011 at 12:03 PM EST.


    Swimmer Application Fee: $750

    Please Note: Due to the rapid rise in oil prices since October, 2010 (up over 25%) and the increase in permitting fees for use of Sandy Hook, we have been forced to materially increase our entry fees at this time. Additionally, NYC Swim will now assume responsibility for recruiting and securing paddlers for each swimmer.

    Also note: For the 2011 Ederle Swim, each participant, in addition to the application fee must provide his or her boat captain with a fuel reimbursement of $725 in cash due to the current gas prices.

    Due to the continuing volatility in oil prices, additional fuel surcharges may occur. 
    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, 2011 in order to be eligible to participate.

    Qualifying Swim includes:
  • 2009, 2010 or 2011 solo or 2-person relay finishers of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim
  • 2009, 2010 or 2011 finishers of the English Channel solo swim
  • 2009, 2010 or 2011 finishers of the Catalina Channel solo swim
  • 2009 or 2010 finishers of the Ederle Swim
  • Open-water swim that is that is 3 hours or longer in water that is 67°F, (19.4°C) or colder, completed between October 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011, 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, 2011.

    NYC Swim will rescind the acceptance of any applicant who fails to submit proof of completion of their qualifying swim(s) by August 1, 2011. 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 enrollment processing fee and all credit card transaction fees.

    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 66/73F (19.5/23C). 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:69.98 °F (21.1 °C) on 10/01/2010
    70.34 °F (21.3 °C) on 10/01/2009
    71.42 °F (21.9 °C) on 10/01/2008
    72.14 °F (22.3 °C) on 10/01/2007
    67.46 °F (19.7 °C) on 10/01/2006 

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