Usually we swim alongside a coastline, sometimes around islands, but rarely do we get to cross a channel. Tentatively scheduled for July 7, this is your chance to swim your way across the East River between Brooklyn and Manhattan, in the shadow of the most famous bridge in the world. To add to the allure, teams from Brooklyn and Manhattan will compete in the Battle of the Bridge.

    Date:07/07/2013 (Sunday) 
    Distance:1 K 
    Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 64.0 °F to 74.0 °F (17.8 °C to 23.3 °C). Wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire may be worn but may affect a swimmer's eligibility 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. For additional information on swimming and water quality in the Hudson River, please see our FAQ page.