Congrats to Spanish swimmer Christian Jongeneel on his back to back swims around Manhattan

mauprietomauprieto New Orleans, LAMember

He completed the 92km swim in 20 hours, becoming (to the best of my knowledge) the 4th person to swim two laps around Manhattan. The other three were US swimmers Stacy Chattan in 1984, Juline Ridge in 1983 and Skip Storch in 2007.



  • malinakamalinaka Seattle, WACharter Member

    It looks like this swim was hosted by Urban Swim.


    I don't wear a wetsuit; it gives the ocean a sporting chance.

  • ssthomasssthomas DenverCharter Mem​ber

    That's so cool! When I did MIMS, I remember asking Morty if I could go again as he was helping me out at the finish. He thought I was joking, but I was actually serious. How fun! :-)

  • phodgeszohophodgeszoho UKSenior Member

    That's awesome! Congratulations Christian.

  • bruckbruck San FranciscoMember
    edited October 2016

    Is Urban Swim organizing Round-Manhattan swims now? Hadn't heard that. Is there potential for a CSA/CSPF sort of situation with MIMS now?

  • bruckbruck San FranciscoMember

    I do read the Forum, @Niek. Quite regularly. Do you?

    I was referring to NY Open Water vs. Urban Swim.

  • bruckbruck San FranciscoMember
    edited October 2016

    Niek said: So why mention MIMS?

    Because that's what the swim has been called, for ~35 years, even before the existence of NYC Swim. Some day the festering carcass of NYC Swim will be consumed and apportioned, and some other organisation will take over the MIMS brand. It seemed probable that would be NY Open Water, but now that Urban Swim is organizing doubles, who knows?

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