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    On June 8, 2013, NYC Swim will present the annual 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim. This is our longest and premier event of the season, a full counter-clockwise circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan.

    The June event is limited to solo, 2-person relays and 3-person Team Pursuit teams. Swimmers interested in forming 4- and 6-person relays should go to the Manhattan Island Relays event page for information.

    Date:06/08/2013 (Saturday) 
    Distance:28.5 M 
    8:00 AM  
    Time Limit:9:30 hours 
    Field Size:At least 40 solo swimmers and three 2-person relays and/or 3-person Team Pursuit teams (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
    Fees: Solo Swimmer $2,050
    2-person Relay $2,350
    3-person Team Pursuit $2,825

    Note: The race fee includes the boat fee, which is based on a fuel price estimate of $2.90 per gallon. If fuel prices at the time of the swim are higher than that base amount, a fuel surcharge will be assessed. The most recent fuel surcharges were in 2011 ($165) and 2008 ($165). 
    Awards:Swimmers will be competing once again for a place on the Gallagher Cup, a beautifully crafted trophy from Tiffany's.
    Male & Female Solo - Top 3 Overall
    2 Person Relay - Top 1 Overall
    Each successful swimmer & relay team will receive completion awards. 
    Age Requirement:19 years and over (Younger swimmers may be accepted based on swimming experience). 
    Experience Requirement:Qualification requirements for solo swimmers, 2-person Relays and 3-person Team Pursuit Teams are located here
    Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 62.0 °F to 68.0 °F (17.1 °C to 19.9 °C). 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:67.82 °F (19.9 °C) on 06/08/2012
    63.68 °F (17.6 °C) on 06/08/2011
    67.10 °F (19.5 °C) on 06/08/2010
    66.56 °F (19.2 °C) on 06/08/2009
    62.78 °F (17.1 °C) on 06/08/2008 

    2012 MAN.Swim VIDEO


    Amy Bolger


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