NYC SWIM

    Spend the afternoon circling a piece of Manhattan at this challenging 2-Miler around the birthplace of New York City, with great views of Lower Manhattan, Jersey City, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and, of course, Governors Island itself. Tentively scheduled for July 21, it's a fantastic way to experience New York Harbor.

    Date:07/21/2013 (Sunday) 
    Distance:2.0 M 
    Start:
    2:45 PM Governors Island - south of Castle Williams 
    Directions to Start: courtesy of
      NYC Swim
    Time Limit:2 hours 
    Field Size:325 (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
    Fees:$90 December 21, 2012 – December 22, 2012
    $100 December 23, 2012 – December 31, 2012
    $105 January 1, 2013 – February 1, 2013
    $115 February 2, 2013 – May 15, 2013
    $135 May 16, 2013 – July 13, 2013
    $150 July 14, 2013 – July 18, 2013 (1:00 PM EDT)

    Entries open on December 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM EST
    and close (unless full prior) on July 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT.
     
    Awards:Awards will be presented approximately 20 minutes after the last swimmer exits the water.
    10 - Overall (Male and Female)

    2 - 0 to 19 (Male and Female)

    2 - 20 to 24 (Male and Female)

    3 - 25 to 29 (Male and Female)

    5 - 30 to 34 (Male and Female)

    5 - 35 to 39 (Male)
    3 - 35 to 39 (Female)

    5 - 40 to 44 (Male)
    3 - 40 to 44 (Female)

    5 - 45 to 49 (Male)
    3 - 45 to 45 (Female)

    4 - 50 to 54 (Male)
    2 - 50 to 54 (Female)

    3 - 55 to 59 (Male)
    1 - 55 to 59 (Female)

    1 - 60 to 64 (Male and Female)

    1 - 65 to 69 (Male and Female)

    1 - 70 to 74 (Male and Female)  
    Age Requirement:15 years and over (younger swimmers may be accepted based on swimming experience). 
    Experience Requirement:The experience requirement for participating in the Governors Island Swim is as follows:

    The completion of any NYC Swim open water swim or Aquathlon since January 1, 2011
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    Any documented timed open water swim race of 1.2 miles or more 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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    Any documented triathlon with a timed 1.2 miles 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 2-mile pool swim (3300 yards/3000 meters) in 1 hour and 30 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 2200 yards/2000 meters (entered with the coach or official in lieu of the lifeguard name) from January 2013 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 July 6, 2013). Swimmers who enroll after July 6th 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 71.0 °F to 84.0 °F (22.2 °C to 28.8 °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. 
    Previous Year's Water Temp:72.68 °F (22.6 °C) on 07/21/2012
    74.48 °F (23.6 °C) on 07/21/2011
    83.84 °F (28.8 °C) on 07/21/2010
    71.96 °F (22.2 °C) on 07/21/2009
    74.66 °F (23.7 °C) on 07/21/2008 

    2013 GOV. ISL. VIDEO

    2012 GOV. ISL. VIDEO

    2010 PHOTO MONTAGE

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    2010 GOV. ISL. VIDEO

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