Scheduled for August 16, the Statue of Liberty Swim is a 1.2-kilometer counterclockwise swim around Liberty Island, the home of the Statue of Liberty. Taking place on Friday evening, it is a fantastic way to enjoy the island after hours.

    NYC Swim will provide ferry transportation for swimmers, land-based volunteers, and ticketed guests to and from the event. We will also host a post race BBQ on the island.

    Date:08/16/2013 (Friday) 
    Distance:1.2 K 
    Check In:
    2:00 PM - 5:15 PM  
    6:15 PM  
    Ferry Schedule:
    Time Limit:45 minutes 
    Field Size:400 
    Fees:$115 January 15, 2013 – January 31, 2013
    $130 February 1, 2013 – July 31, 2013
    $145 August 1, 2013– August 11, 2013
    $165 August 12, 2013 – August 14, 2013 (1:00 PM EDT)

    Entries open on January 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST
    and close (unless full prior) on August 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT.

    Please note that guest tickets will be separate from swimmer enrollment this year and will be available for purchase soon. 
    Awards:5 - Overall (Male and Female)
    1 - 12-13 (Male and Female)
    1 - 14-15 (Male and Female)
    2 - 16-17 (Male and Female)
    2 - 18-19 (Male and Female)
    3 - 20-24 (Male and Female)
    3 - 25-29 (Male and Female)
    4 - 30-34 (Male and Female)
    4 - 35-39 (Male and Female)
    4 - 40-44 (Male and Female)
    4 - 45-49 (Male and Female)
    4 - 50-54 (Male and Female)
    3 - 55-59 (Male and Female)
    3 - 60-64 (Male and Female)
    1 - 65-69 (Male and Female)
    1 - 70-74 (Male and Female)
    1 - 75-79 (Male and Female)
    1 - 80-84 (Male and Female)

    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 2013 Statue of Liberty (Liberty Island) Swim is as follows:

    All solo finishers of the 2011, 2012 or 2013 Manhattan Island Marathon; or 2011, 2012 Ederle Swim OR the 2011, 2012 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, 2011
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    Finish in the top 85% of the swim portion of an NYC Swim Aquathlon since January 1, 2011
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    2 finishes in the top 50% overall of any documented timed open water swim race of 1 statute mile or longer and with 75 or more participants since January 1, 2011 [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, 2011. [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, 2013. 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 2013 may be used to fulfill this requirement.

    Your pool swim must take place no earlier than January 1st of the event year (2013), 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 August 2, 2013). Swimmers who enroll after August 2nd must submit their qualification information to NYC Swim within 24 hours of enrollment. Participant's qualifications will not be accepted, reviewed or approved on race day. 
    Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 74.0 °F to 79.0 °F (23.4 °C to 25.9 °C). 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:75.02 °F (23.9 °C) on 08/16/2012
    74.48 °F (23.6 °C) on 08/16/2011
    74.30 °F (23.5 °C) on 08/16/2010
    78.62 °F (25.9 °C) on 08/16/2009
    76.28 °F (24.6 °C) on 08/16/2008 



    Amy Bolger




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