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Governors Island Swim

Spend the Friday before Labor Day jumping off a ferry boat and circling 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. The island will be open to the public during the event, meaning there will be more fans than ever cheering you on at the fifth annual Governors Island Swim.

After the race, all swimmers and their friends are invited to join the NYC Swim events staff at Water Taxi Beach on Governors Island for an informal, pay as you go gathering.

Date:09/04/2009 (Friday) 
Distance:2.0 M 
Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 70 to 75 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. 

2013 GOV. ISL. VIDEO

2012 GOV. ISL. VIDEO

2010 PHOTO MONTAGE

Amy Bolger

2010 GOV. ISL. VIDEO