Events Ľ Little Red Lighthouse Swim

Little Red Lighthouse Swim

One of our oldest and most popular events, the Little Red Lighthouse Swim has a new course for 2010! Now a true 10K--possibly the largest in the world--the swim starts at the 79th Street Boat Basin Marina and ends at Inwood Canoe Club (Dyckman Street). With views of upper Manhattan and the Palisades, the swim passes right by the Little Red Lighthouse and under the magnificent George Washington Bridge. Thanks to the expected tidal assist, this is a great way to get started with longer-distance swimming.

Course Description

Participants will enter the water at 79th Street, Riverside Park in Hudson River Park, initially swimming in a slight northwesterly direction to clear boats moored. Swimmers should maintain this distance from shore (approximately 1/4 Mile) as they continue north in order to avoid being swept into the water treatment plant located at Riverbank State Park (135th - 145th Street).
Swimmers will pass under the George Washington Bridge and will follow the race marks for another 1.3 miles before turning into the boathouse's dock.

Swimmers must achieve the following landmarks by the prescribed cut-off times in order to continue on to the finish of the race:

Grantís Tomb
1 hour 25 minutes

Riverbank State Park (North Side)
1 hour 45 minutes

158th Street HH exit
2 hours 20 minutes

2 hours 40 minutes