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    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. Scheduled for July 28, it's a fantastic way to experience New York Harbor.

    Date:07/28/2012 (Saturday) 
    Distance:2.0 M 
    11:25 AM Governors Island - Pier 101 (board a ferry to Castle Williams to jump into the water) 
    Directions to Start: courtesy of
      NYC Swim
    Governors Island - Dock 101/Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel air vent. 
    Directions to Finish: courtesy of
      NYC Swim
    Time Limit:2 hours 
    Field Size:400 (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
    Fees:$90 December 15 – December 22, 2011
    $100 December 23, 2011 – February 1, 2012
    $115 February 2 – May 15, 2012
    $135 May 16 – 11:30 AM on July 21, 2012
    $150 11:35 AM on July 21 – July 26, 2012

    Entries open on December 15, 2011 at 1:00 PM EST
    and close (unless full prior) on July 26, 2012 at 11:30 AM EDT.

    Awards:Awards will be presented approximately 20 minutes after the last swimmer exits the water.
    3 - Overall (Male and Female)
    2 - 19 and younger (Male and Female)
    2 - 20 to 24 (Male and Female)
    3 - 25 to 29 (Male and Female)
    3 - 30 to 34 (Male and Female)
    3 - 35 to 39 (Male and Female)
    3 - 40 to 44 (Male and Female)
    3 - 45 to 49 (Male and Female)
    3 - 50 to 54 (Male and Female)
    2 - 55 to 59 (Male and Female)
    2 - 60 to 64 (Male and Female)
    2 - 65 to 69 (Male and Female)
    1 - 70 to 74 (Male and Female)
    1 - 75 and older (Male and Female)

    Medals for all participants.

    Note: the number of awards in each age group may change based on actual enrollments. 
    Age Requirement:15 years and over (younger swimmers may be accepted based on swimming experience). 
    Experience Requirement:Safety concerns require us to ensure that every participant in a NYC Swim swim event has adequate swim experience; thus we have set certain qualifying standards for participation in each of our events. You may register for a NYC Swim event even if you have not completed a qualifying swim, and your enrollment will be approved upon verification of your qualifying swim details. It is your responsibility to submit qualification information. NYC Swim does not provide refunds or transfers for swimmers who are not approved to participate in an event.

    The experience requirement for participating in the Governors Island Swim is as follows:

    The completion of any NYC Swim open water swim or Aquathlon since January 1, 2010
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    Any documented timed open water swim race of 1.2 miles or more since January 1, 2010 [How to upload your results] [What type of results can I list in my profile and use to qualify for an NYC Swim event?]
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    Any documented triathlon with a timed 1.2 miles or longer open water swim since January 1, 2010 [How to upload your results] [What type of results can I list in my profile and use to qualify for an NYC Swim event?]
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    Pool certification in a manner consistent with the sample template, which can be accessed on your user profile swimmer page, documenting the completion of a continuous 2-mile pool swim (3300 yards/3000 meters) in 1 hour and 30 minutes or better since January 1, 2012. To provide the best indicator of open water ability and a solid basis for comparison with other swimmers’ pool times, the pool swim should ideally be done in a deep-water, competition-length pool. [Where to do a pool certification swim] [How to upload pool certification] A USMS One Hour Swim of at least 2200 yards/2000 meters (entered with the coach or official in lieu of the lifeguard name) from January 2012 may be used to fulfill this requirement.

    All pool certifications and qualifying swim information must be received by NYC Swim at least 14 days prior to the date of the race (no later than July 14, 2012). Swimmers who enroll after July 14th must submit their qualification information to NYC Swim within 24 hours of enrollment. Participants' qualifications will not be accepted, reviewed or approved on race day. 
    Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 72 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. 
    Previous Year's Water Temp:73.22 °F (22.9 °C) on 07/28/2011
    75.38 °F (24.1 °C) on 07/28/2010
    75.56 °F (24.2 °C) on 07/28/2009
    76.64 °F (24.8 °C) on 07/28/2008
    73.22 °F (22.9 °C) on 07/28/2007 

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