NYC SWIM

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    Just in time for triathlon season, come experience this spectacular course and location! Tentatively scheduled for June 23, three weeks before the extremely popular NYC Triathlon, here's a chance to practice open water swimming and race transitions. This fun and challenging multi-sport event combines a 1.5-km swim in the water off Manhattan from Randall’s Island Park and a flat, fast, scenic shoreline 5-km run in the shadow of four bridges, and with breathtaking views of the Hell Gate and the East River.

    Don't run? Enroll in the swim-only race on the same day (formerly known as the Riverside Park Tune Up Swim) or help out as a volunteer.

    Date:06/23/2013 (Sunday) 
    Distance:Swim 1.5 K / Run 5 K 
    Start:
    9:30 AM  
    Time Limit:Swim: 1 hour.
    Finish: 2 hours.
    Race time limit of 2 hours. 
    Field Size:225 (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
    Fees:Aquathlon
    $75 December 21, 2012– December 22, 2012
    $80 December 23, 2012 – December 31, 2012
    $85 January 1, 2013 – February 1, 2013
    $95 February 2, 2013 – May 15, 2013
    $105 May 16, 2013 – June 16, 2013
    $115 June 17, 2013 – June 21, 2013 (1:00 PM EDT)

    Swim Only
    $50 December 21, 2012 – December 22, 2012
    $55 December 23, 2012 – December 31, 2012
    $60 January 1, 2013 – February 1, 2013
    $65 February 2, 2013 – May 15, 2013
    $70 May 16, 2013 – June 16, 2013
    $85 June 17, 2013 – June 21, 2013 (1:00 PM EDT)

    Entries open on December 21, 2012 at 1:00 PM EST
    and close (unless full prior) on June 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT.
     
    Awards:Awards will be presented approximately 20 minutes after the run course closes.

    Aquathlon
    Top Overall 3 Male/3 Female
    19 and under 3 Male/3 Female
    20 to 24 3 Male/3 Female
    25 to 29 4 Male/4 Female
    30 to 34 5 Male/5 Female
    35 to 39 5 Male/5 Female
    40 to 44 4 Male/4 Female
    45 to 49 3 Male/3 Female
    50 to 54 3 Male/3 Female
    55 to 59 3 Male/3 Female
    60 to 64 3 Male/3 Female
    65 to 69 1 Male/1 Female

    Swim
    Top Overall 3 Male/3 Female
    19 and under 1 Male/1 Female
    20 to 29 2 Male/2 Female
    30 to 39 3 Male/3 Female
    40 to 49 2 Male/2 Female
    50 to 59 3 Male/3 Female
    60 to 69 1 Male/1 Female
    70 to 79 1 Male/1 Female
    80 to 89 1 Male/1 Female

    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:The experience requirement for participating in the Stars & Stripes Aquathlon and Swim is as follows:

    The completion of any NYC Swim open water swim or Aquathlon since January 1, 2011
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    Any documented timed open water swim race of 1/2 mile or more since January 1, 2011 [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 sprint triathlon with a timed 750-meter (.47-mile) or longer open water swim since January 1, 2011 [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 1-mile pool swim (1650 yards/1500 meters) in 45 minutes or better since January 1, 2013. 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 2013 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 June 9, 2013). Swimmers who enroll after June 9th 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 65.0 °F to 77.0 °F (18.6 °C to 24.5 °C). Swimmers wearing wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire for the swim-only event will not be eligible for awards in this year's race; those wearing wetsuits/non-traditional swim attire for the aquathlon event will be eligible 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. 
    Previous Year's Water Temp:72.68 °F (22.6 °C) on 06/23/2012
    70.52 °F (21.4 °C) on 06/23/2011
    76.10 °F (24.5 °C) on 06/23/2010
    69.80 °F (21.0 °C) on 06/23/2009
    69.44 °F (20.8 °C) on 06/23/2008 

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