Swimmer enrollment for the Brooklyn Bridge Swim is now closed. We are still accepting enrollments for kayakers and land-based volunteers.
On September 8, 2007, NYC Swim will present the second annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim. The event will start on the Manhattan side in East River Park, swim parallel along the southern line of the Brooklyn Bridge then North, Northeast along the seawall of Empire-Fulton State Park to the beach in Brooklyn Bridge Park immediately prior to the Manhattan Bridge. This is a very challenging course, crossing the river rather than utilizing the tidal assist available in an event that runs upstream or downstream. Swimmers who are unable to complete the 1-km distance in the 45-minute time limit will be pulled by boat from the event. Based on our knowledge of the tides and currents, the equivalent swimming distance of this event is more like an intense 1.1 mile swim in a pool, but the time limit constraint remains the same.
After the race, all swimmers, volunteers, and their friends are invited to join the NYC Swim staff at Water Street Restaurant, 66 Water Street. It's just a short walk from the NY Water Taxi stop at Fulton Ferry and a great place to unwind after the swim. All attendees are responsible for paying for their own food and drinks.