Final Race Results Are Now Posted

    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 fourth annual Statue of Liberty (Liberty Island) Swim – a 1.2-kilometer counterclockwise swim around Liberty Island, the home of the Statue of Liberty. Taking place this Friday, June 29, it's a great way to kick off a summer weekend!

    Everyone is welcome to attend the post-event barbecue on the Island, whether or not you are swimming or are a guest of a swimmer. For more details and to purchase tickets, please click here. The deadline to purchase tickets is 10:30 AM on Friday, June 29.

    Date:06/29/2012 (Friday) 
    Distance:1.2 K 
    6:45 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:400 (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
    Fees:$95 December 15 – December 22, 2011
    $105 December 23, 2011 – February 1, 2012
    $115 February 2 – May 15, 2012
    $135 May 16 – June 22, 2012
    $145 June 22 – June 27, 2012

    Entries open on December 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST
    and close (unless full prior) on June 27, 2012 at 6:30 PM EDT.

    Please note that guest tickets will be separate from swimmer enrollment this year and will be available for purchase soon.  
    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.

    Note: the number of awards in each age group may change based on actual enrollments.  
    Age Requirement:15 years and over (younger swimmers may be accepted based on swimming experience).  
    Experience Requirement:The experience requirement for participating in the 2012 Statue of Liberty (Liberty Island) Swim is as follows:

    All solo finishers of the 2010, 2011 or 2012 Manhattan Island Marathon; or 2010, 2011 Ederle Swim OR the 2010, 2011 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, 2010
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    Finish in the top 85% of the swim portion of an NYC Swim Aquathlon since January 1, 2010
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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, 2010 [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, 2010. [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, 2012. 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] A USMS One Hour Swim of at least 2825 yards/2570 meters (entered with the coach or official in lieu of the lifeguard name) from January 2012 may be used to fulfill this requirement.

    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 15, 2012). Swimmers who enroll after June 15th 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:Water temperature will be above 68 degrees. Swimmers wearing wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire will not be eligible for awards in this year's race. 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:71.96 °F (22.2 °C) on 06/29/2011
    72.32 °F (22.4 °C) on 06/29/2010
    72.50 °F (22.5 °C) on 06/29/2009
    70.52 °F (21.4 °C) on 06/29/2008
    68.54 °F (20.3 °C) on 06/29/2007 



    Amy Bolger




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