On Wednesday, September 28, the records for the fastest swims around Manhattan (overall, fastest man and woman) will come under fire as the sun sets during NYC Swim's Manhattan Match Race and Record Attempt. Two top finishers from recent Manhattan swims will go after the slate of records for swimming 28.5 miles around Manhattan, including the ultimate and top one of 5:45 set by Australia's Shelly Taylor-Smith in 1995.
We expect the rivals to race for almost five-and-a-half hours and finish within arm strokes of one another. It should be a very exciting day as the competitors battle for a spot in the record books. Follow along via GPS tracking (from the escort kayaks) and Twitter. To experience the event live, head to the waterfront to watch the swimmers speed by. Estimated times:
Spuyten Duyvil: 3:45-4:15 p.m.
George Washington Bridge: 4:15-4:35 p.m.
Holland Tunnel Vent: 5:35-5:55 p.m.
Battery/Pier A: 5:50-6:10 p.m.
East 31st Street: 6:45-7:00 p.m.
103rd Street/Finish: 7:25-7:45 p.m.