Start the holiday weekend — and your summer — with NYC Swim's season opener, scheduled for May 26, 2012. This is a beginner-friendly 1.6-Mile swim down the Hudson from Christopher Street Pier (Pier 45) in the West Village to the North Cove Yacht Harbor, Battery Park City. Finish in the top 85% and you'll be eligible for the Statue of Liberty Swim in June.

    Tired of not being able to hear very well at the pre-race briefing? Then join the pre-race conference call! We've scheduled two calls to give participants an opportunity to ask questions and hear an overview of the course, tides, waves, etc. Check out the schedule page for more information and a link to register. (This call is not mandatory, but we highly recommend it.)

    Date:05/26/2012 (Saturday) 
    Distance:1.6 M 
    Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 57 to 64 degrees. Swimmers wearing wetsuits/non-traditional swimming attire will be eligible for awards in this year's race. 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.