As increasing numbers of swimmers jump into the waters around Manhattan each year, interest in the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim continues to rise. A perennial favorite of solo swimmers chasing the coveted Triple Crown of Marathon Swimming (MIMS, English Channel, Catalina Channel), the event has also become a huge draw for relay teams seeking a chance to swim one of the most memorable marathon courses in the world. Last year we added a second MIMS to the schedule: the Manhattan Island Relays.

    A field limited exclusively to 4 and 6 person relays will allow teams to know exactly who (and where) their competition is, and the warmer water temperatures will be much friendlier to team members who may not have the cold water training and racing experience of many of the June solo swimmers.

    Tentative enrollment dates for the 2013 Manhattan Island Relays can be viewed here.

    Date:08/10/2013 (Saturday) 
    Distance:28.5 M 
    Predicted Water Conditions:Approximately 73.0 °F to 79.0 °F (23.0 °C to 25.7 °C). There can be a substantial amount of chop in the water from wind, tide action, and boat traffic. The waterways are salt water and there is shipping traffic. There may be random jetsam and flotsam in the waterways. 



    Amy Bolger