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    Just in time for triathlon season, come experience this spectacular course and location! Scheduled for June 16, three weeks before the extremely popular NYC Triathlon, here's a chance to practice open water swimming and race transitions. This fun and challenging multi-sport event combines a 1.5-km swim in the water off Manhattan from Randall’s Island Park and a flat, fast, scenic shoreline 5-km run in the shadow of four bridges, and with breathtaking views of the Hell Gate and the East River. Don't run? Enroll in the swim-only race on the same day (formerly known as the Riverside Park Tune Up Swim) or help out as a volunteer.

    If you need to figure out how to get to the start or want to preview the swim and run courses, why not register to be part of the NYCeWheels-sponsored preview bike tour on Wednesday June 13? The ride starts at 6:00 PM on the Upper East Side, goes across the 103rd Street Footbridge and around Randall's Island Park before heading back to Manhattan. Loaner bike availability is limited, so enroll soon.

    Date:06/16/2012 (Saturday) 
    Distance:Swim 1.5 K / Run 5 K 
    7:30 AM West side of Randall's Island Park, on the sandy beach across from East 109th Street. 
    Directions to Start: courtesy of
      NYC Swim
    Swim and Run: West side of Randall's Island Park, across 109th in Manhattan. 
    Time Limit:Swim: 1 hour.
    Finish: 2 hours.
    Race time limit of 2 hours. 
    Field Size:500 (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
    Fees: Aquathlon
    $80 December 15 – December 22, 2011
    $95 December 23, 2011 – February 1, 2012
    $110 February 2 – May 15, 2012
    $115 May 16 – 7:55 AM on June 9, 2012
    $130 8:00 AM on June 9 – June 14, 2012

    Swim Only
    $60 December 15 – December 22, 2011
    $65 December 23, 2011 – February 1, 2012
    $75 February 2 – May 15, 2012
    $80 May 16 – 7:55 AM on June 9, 2012
    $95 8:00 AM on June 9 – June 14, 2012

    Entries open on December 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST
    and close (unless full prior) on June 14, 2012 at 8:00 AM EDT.
    Awards:Awards will be presented approximately 20 minutes after the run course closes.

    Top Overall 3 Male/3 Female
    19 and under 1 Male
    20 to 29 3 Male/3 Female
    30 to 39 5 Male/5 Female
    40 to 49 5 Male/5 Female
    50 to 59 3 Male/2 Female
    60 and over 3 Female

    Top Overall 3 Male/3 Female
    20 to 29 1 Male/2 Female
    30 to 39 2 Male/2 Female
    40 to 49 2 Male/2 Female
    50 to 59 2 Male/2 Female
    60 and over 1 Male/1 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: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 Stars & Stripes Aquathlon and Swim is as follows:

    The completion of any NYC Swim open water swim or Aquathlon since January 1, 2010
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    Any documented timed open water swim race of 1/2 mile or more 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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    Any documented sprint triathlon with a timed 750-meter (.47-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 1-mile pool swim (1650 yards/1500 meters) in 45 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 2200 yards/2000 meters (entered with the coach or official in lieu of the lifeguard name) from January 2012 may be used to fulfill this requirement.

    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 2, 2012). Swimmers who enroll after June 2nd 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 68 to 70 degrees. Swimmers wearing wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire for the swim-only event will not be eligible for awards in this year's race; those wearing wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire for the aquathlon event will be eligible 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. 
    Previous Year's Water Temp:66.56 °F (19.2 °C) on 06/16/2011
    66.56 °F (19.2 °C) on 06/16/2010
    69.08 °F (20.6 °C) on 06/16/2009
    68.00 °F (20.0 °C) on 06/16/2008
    66.74 °F (19.3 °C) on 06/16/2007 



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