NYC SWIM

    Tentatively scheduled for September 21, the Little Red Lighthouse Swim is one of our oldest and most popular events: 10.2-kilometers of Hudson River swimming that is a great way to get started with longer open water distance events. The last few years have seen innovative courses that introduced our swimmers to new sights and experiences along the Hudson.

    Date:09/21/2013 (Saturday) 
    Distance:10 K 
    Check In:
    05:15 AM - 06:30 AM  
    Start:
    7:15 AM  
    Time Limit:3 hours 15 minutes 
    Field Size:325 (0 Currently Enrolled - Enrollment Closed) 
    Fees:$80 December 21, 2012 – December 22, 2012
    $90 December 23, 2012 – December 31, 2012
    $95 January 1, 2013 – February 1, 2013
    $105 February 2, 2013 – May 15, 2013
    $115 May 16, 2013 – September 14, 2013
    $135 September 15, 2012 – September 19, 2013 (1:00 PM EDT)

    Entries open on December 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM EST
    and close (unless full prior) on September 19, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT.
     
    Awards:Awards will be presented approximately 20 minutes after the last swimmer exits the water.

    3 - Overall (Male and Female)
    1 - 12 to 13 (Male and Female)
    1 - 14 to 15 (Male and Female)
    1 - 16 to 17 (Male and Female)
    2 - 20 to 24 (Male and Female)
    2 - 25 to 29 (Male and Female)
    3 - 30 to 34 (Male and Female)
    3 - 35 to 39 (Male and Female)
    3 - 40 to 44 (Male and Female)
    4 - 45 to 49 (Male and Female)
    4 - 50 to 54 (Male and Female)
    3 - 55 to 59 (Male and Female)
    2 - 60 to 64 (Male and Female)
    2 - 65 to 69 (Male and Female)
    2 - 70 to 74 (Male and Female)
     
    Age Requirement:15 years and over (younger swimmers may be accepted based on swimming experience).  
    Experience Requirement:The experience requirement for participating in the Little Red Lighthouse Swim is as follows:

    The completion of any of these NYC Swim events: MIMS Solo Swim, MIMS 2-person Relay, EderleMIMS Solo Swim, Ederle 2-person Relay, Little Red Lighthouse Swim, or Governors Island Swim since January 1, 2011
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    Any documented timed open water swim race of 2.4 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 Ironman-distance Triathlon with a timed 2.4 Mile 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 3-mile pool swim (4950 yards/4500 meters) in 2 hour and 15 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]

    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 September 7, 2013). Swimmers who enroll after September 8th 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 66.0 °F to 76.0 °F (19.3 °C to 24.1 °C). 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. 
    Previous Year's Water Temp:70.88 °F (21.6 °C) on 09/21/2012
    66.74 °F (19.3 °C) on 09/21/2011
    68.72 °F (20.4 °C) on 09/21/2010
    72.50 °F (22.5 °C) on 09/21/2009
    72.68 °F (22.6 °C) on 09/21/2008 

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