The results obviously don't do the swimmers justice, as there are some amazing swimmers on that list who don't have official times.
What was keeping the boaters from leaving earlier from NJ towards the start.
I'd love to see what Dave B has to say as he was loading boats on the dock during the start.
...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
It's not that this is a new race for them with teething problems.
Well I figure I’ll throw in my two cents here, because I don’t think the comments here are reflecting the experience of many swimmers.
Sisu: a Finnish term meaning strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.
He said due to the rains the East River had a shorter swim window than usual. I noticed once we passed the Brooklyn Bridge we were moving much slower than my experience as a swimmer in 2011. The pilot agreed and was searching for current as there was very little to be found.
According to NYC authorities some 1 billion gallons of water entered the rivers from the rains. It's quite possible this weakened the flood in the East River.
I don't wear a wetsuit; it gives the ocean a sporting chance.
I heard one swimmer last year had a precautionary Hep-A vaccine (I didn't, and so far so good). Others either didn't consider it or didn't think it a high risk.
We're all just carbon, water, starlight, oxygen and dreams