Final Race Results Are Now Posted
Usually we swim alongside a coastline, sometimes around islands, but rarely do we get to cross a channel. 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.
Tentatively scheduled for Sunday, July 20, 2014, all swimmers should have this on a list of the races to do this summer. To add to the allure, teams from Brooklyn and Manhattan will compete in the Battle of the Bridge. Want to know how you can apply to be on one of the teams? Check out our Battle of the Bridge FAQ for details.
Due to construction the swim will be going from Manhattan to Brooklyn, and you will jump off a ferry in order to enter the water at the start. Swimmer check-in and ferry boat boarding will be located at Wall Street - Pier 11 (near Wall Street and South Street) starting at 8:45 AM until 10:15.
If you finish the 2014 Brooklyn Bridge Swim in the top 85%, you will be eligible to participate in the Statue of Liberty Swim on Labor Day Weekend.
|Date:||07/20/2014 (Sunday) |
|Distance:||1 K |
|Predicted Water Conditions:||Approximately 72.0 °F to 78.0 °F (22.4 °C to 25.4 °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 on water quality.