A fabled course, a swim pioneer and icon, and a variety of swim conditions come together in this legendary marathon swim. From the shores of Manhattan through bustling New York Harbor and under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, this 17.5-mile swim ends with a beach finish in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. Along the way, swimmers see the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the beaches of Staten Island, beautiful lighthouses, the supertanker thoroughfare that is Ambrose Channel, and a multitude of other sights.
|Date:||08/18/2013 (Sunday) |
|Distance:||17.5 M |
|Predicted Water Conditions:||Approximately 73.0 °F to 79.0 °F (23.2 °C to 25.9 °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. |