Jump off a ferry boat and circle 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.

    We regret to announce that the Governors Island Swim will not be taking place due to the extremely limited water visibility and the amount of debris that cannot be seen in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Please feel free to join us any time between noon and 2:00 at what would have been the swim check-in location on the island (the lawn by Pier 101, where the Brooklyn ferry comes in) to pick up your souvenir T-shirt and enjoy the island.

    09/10/2011 (Saturday) Backup:09/11/2011 (Sunday) 
    Distance:2.0 M 
    Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 71 to 77 degrees. 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. 

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