Due to the forecast for heavy winds out of the north-northeast and small craft advisory on October 1, the event is switching to the backup date of Sunday, October 2, for the safety of all participants. Sunday is forecast to have more favorable conditions. All activities will take place a half-hour later than noted on the timeline. We regret any inconvenience and hope that everyone will be able to make it on the new date, but if you cannot please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan accordingly.
This is a low-key event, harkening back to the earlier days of open-water swimming, but there's nothing low-key about the Ederle's 17.5-Mile swim between Sandy Hook, NJ, and Manhattan. Recent swimmers have had to contend with severe chop, fog, and unseasonably warm and cold temperatures as they made the crossing through New York Harbor. Yet with today's knowledge of the tides, most participants cover the course faster Ederle's record, which lasted from 1925 until 2006. In 2011, the swim may have another twist with likely warm waters, fast currents, and New Jersey start with a Manhattan finish.
|10/01/2011 (Saturday) ||Backup:||10/02/2011 (Sunday) |
|Distance:||17.5 M |
|Predicted Water Conditions:||Seasonal Temperature 66/73°F (19.5/23°C). There can be a substantial amount of chop in the water from wind, tide action, and boat traffic. The waterways are salt water and there is shipping traffic. There may be random jetsam and flotsam in the waterways. |