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Manhattan Island "Double" Record Attempt

Starting the evening of Sunday, September 18, the record for the fastest double circumnavigation swim around Manhattan will come under fire as the sun sets during NYC Swim's Manhattan Island "Double" Record Attempt. One swimmer with an impressive resume will go after the record of 20 hrs 56 mins for swimming the 28.5 miles around Manhattan back to back--57 miles total--set by American Skip Storch in 2007.

It should be a great day as he battles for his place in the record books. We will have GPS units on two escort kayaks posting live updates so you can follow the progress of the record attempt. Prefer things short and sweet? Check out twitter.com/nycswim race updates on Twitter. If you really want to experience the event live, head to the waterfront to watch the swimmer speed by. Expected times at various landmarks:

First Loop:
103rd Street Footbridge (start): 5:30 to 5:50 PM, September 18
Macombs Dam Bridge: 6:35 to 7:05 PM
Spuyten Duyvil (Hudson): 8:14 to 8:44 PM
George Washington Bridge: 8:54 to 9:24 PM
West 61st Street (Pier I): 10:18 to 10:48 PM
South Cove: 11:45 PM, September 18 to 12:15 AM, September 19
Brooklyn Bridge, 12:48 to 1:18 AM
off 63rd Street (East side): 1:56 to 2:26 AM

Second Loop:
103rd Street Footbridge (midpoint): 2:12 to 3:12 AM
Macombs Dam Bridge: 3:25 to 4:25 AM
Spuyten Duyvil (Hudson): 5:01 to 6:01 AM
George Washington Bridge: 6:06 to 7:06 AM
West 61st Street (Pier I): 7:29 to 8:29 AM
South Cove: 8:34 to 9:34 AM,
Brooklyn Bridge, 9:10 to 10:10 AM
off 63rd Street (East side): 10:28 to 11:28 AM
103rd Street Footbridge (finish): 10:54 to 11:54 AM

Enroll as a Swimmer
Date:
09/18/2011 (Sunday) Backup:09/18/2011 (Sunday) 
Distance:28.5 M 
Start:
5:30 PM Footbridge, Harlem River 
Finish:
Footbridge, Harlem River 
Time Limit:21:00 hours 
Field Size: (1 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
Experience Requirement:By invitation Only. 
Predicted Water Conditions:Seasonal Temperature 68/74F (20.5/22.9C). 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:68.36 °F (20.2 °C) on 09/18/2010
73.58 °F (23.1 °C) on 09/18/2009
73.94 °F (23.3 °C) on 09/18/2008
Not Available on 09/18/2007
70.88 °F (21.6 °C) on 09/18/2006