Events Ederle Swim

Ederle Swim

A fabled course, a swim pioneer and icon, and a new swim date come together to make this legendary marathon swim even more spectacular this year. From the southern tip of Manhattan through bustling New York Harbor and under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, this 17.5-mile swim ends with a beach finish in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Along the way, swimmers, paddlers and boat observers will see the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the beaches of Staten Island, beautiful lighthouses, the Ambrose Channel shipping lane, and a multitude of other sights.

While in past years, swimmers have had to contend with cold water among the other variables, the move of the swim date to August 18 for the 2012 edition means a swim through seasonably temperate seas and no temperature requirement for qualifying swims. And for the first time, five two-person relays will join the field and experience this celebrated swim course.

Policies and a preliminary Schedule for 2012 are now available.

Final Race Results Are Now Posted

Date:08/18/2012 (Saturday) 
Distance:17.5 M 
10:30 AM Gangway One, Battery Park Check-in for all participants will take place at North Cove Marina 
Directions to Start: courtesy of
  NYC Swim
Sandy Hook, New Jersey 
Time Limit:8 hours; time of sunset may impact when the race ends. 
Field Size:25 swimmers (1 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
Fees: Please note: For the 2012 Ederle Swim, swimmers are responsible for a $755 payment (cash preferred) to the boat captain on race day at the time of boat loading. 
Awards:There will be an awards dinner in the off-season. 
Age Requirement:19 years and over (younger swimmers may be accepted based on swimming experience). 
Experience Requirement:Qualification requirements for solo and 2-person relays are located here.  
Predicted Water Conditions:Seasonal Temperature 75 - 78°F. 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:75.56 °F (24.2 °C) on 08/18/2011
75.74 °F (24.3 °C) on 08/18/2010
78.08 °F (25.6 °C) on 08/18/2009
76.10 °F (24.5 °C) on 08/18/2008
75.92 °F (24.4 °C) on 08/18/2007 




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