8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - 2016

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  • SpacemanspiffSpacemanspiff Dallas, TexasSenior Member

    Today looked BRUTAL. Can't wait to hear some reports.

    gregoc

    "Lights go out and I can't be saved
    Tides that I tried to swim against
    Have brought be down upon my knees
    Oh I beg, I beg and plead..."

  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin
    edited July 2016

    Today is Stage 6, The Palisades. 21 swimmers will swim 15.7 miles from the Tappan Zee Bridge to the George Washington Bridge.
    This swim is a fan favorite due to the speedy currents and beautiful scenery. Be sure to follow along here- http://track.rs/8Bridges

    1 Paige Christie North Andover, MA
    2 Devon Clifford New Rochelle, NY
    3 Steve Gruenwald Faribault, MN
    4 Thomas W. Kofler Meran, Italy
    6 Cheryl Reinke York, SC
    7 Cristian Vergara Brooklyn, NY
    8 David Cook New York, New York
    9 Martina Pavlicova New York, NY
    10 Hugh Darlington Elizabethtown, PA
    11 Abigail Fairman New York, NY
    13 Spencer Schneider New York, NY
    14 Lyn Goldsmith New York, NY
    15 Ali Hall San Francisco, CA
    16 Phyllis Ho New York, NY
    17 Louise Hyder-Darlington Elizabethtown, PA
    18 Capri Djatiasmoro Brooklyn, NY
    19 Mark Spratt Indianapolis, IN
    20 Ellen Weinberg New York, NY
    21 Jeannie Zappe Mechanicsburg, PA
    22 Mo Siegel Piermont, NY
    

    FYI @pavlicov's tracker is stale - I assume she is up there with the bulk of the field. It's tough to troubleshoot these issues from California.

    The benefit of using each swimmer's phone as a tracker is that it's free (as opposed to renting a SPOT for everyone)... the downside is that it's more error-prone.

    JenArlmpavlicovgregocSydneDdavid_barra
  • evmoevmo San FranciscoAdmin

    Today is our 7th and final stage: Stage 7, Liberty. 13 swimmers, including one two-person relay, will swim 18.1 miles from the George Washington Bridge to the Verrazano Bridge.
    This stage will take our swimmers along the NYC skyline, and into the Atlantic Ocean. Track their progress here- http://track.rs/8Bridges

    1 Paige Christie North Andover, MA
    2 Devon Clifford New Rochelle, NY
    3 Steve Gruenwald Faribault, MN
    4 Thomas W. Kofler Meran, Italy
    5 Jamie Tout Austin, TX
    6 Cheryl Reinke York, SC
    7 Cristian Vergara Brooklyn, NY
    8 Yuta Tsuboi New York, NY
    9 Frank Levy Scarsdale, NY
    10 Neil Leyland St Louis, MO
    11 Jaimie Monahan New York, NY
    12 Abigail Fairman (Relay) New York, NY
    13John Royer (Relay) Washington DC
    
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  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member
    edited July 2016

    Dates for 8 Bridges 2017: June 15 to June 22. Mark your calendars!

    • Stage 1 Thursday June 15
    • Stage 2 Friday June 16
    • Stage 3 Saturday June 17
    • Stage 4 Sunday June 18
    • Stage 5 Tuesday June 20
    • Stage 6 Wednesday June 21
    • Stage 7 Thursday June 22
    slknightgregocKarenTmalinakapavlicovSydneDSpacemanspiffssthomasevmoFlowSwimmersand 2 others.

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

  • SpacemanspiffSpacemanspiff Dallas, TexasSenior Member

    @david_barra & @evmo

    I think last week was about the most fun I've had with a swim in which I wasn't a participant. It was very close to being a "spectator" sport event. Like watching the Tour de France with an app, except it was people I knew enduring something I can (almost) understand. Awesome job! Thank you both for your efforts toward improving our sport!!

    david_barra said:
    Dates for 8 Bridges 2017: June 15 to June 22. Mark your calendars!

    More importantly, when is registration? :D

    evmodavid_barrarlm

    "Lights go out and I can't be saved
    Tides that I tried to swim against
    Have brought be down upon my knees
    Oh I beg, I beg and plead..."

  • david_barradavid_barra NYCharter Member

    Thanks Spiff!
    Look for registration to open November 1

    pavlicovSpacemanspiffflicke

    ...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

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