Thus, we've come to the difficult decision that this will be the final season for many of NYC Swim's shorter events. This is likely your last call for the Great Hudson River Swim, Governors Island Swim, Statue of Liberty Swim, Brooklyn Bridge Swim, and Stars & Stripes: Aquathlon and Swim under the auspices of NYC Swim (although we hope to work with another organization to keep them going). We love all of these events—not to mention the community that has grown up around them—and will say good-bye to the magical waters they cover with a tear and a smile. Looking ahead, we plan to continue organizing the Little Red Lighthouse Swim as a mass-participation event (and we reserve the right to modify our plans for this event and the others).
NYC Swim is also planning to continue offering marathon swims, likely shifting the format primarily to solo/individual swims along the lines of what the Catalina and English Channel federations have developed. This will give swimmers more flexibility throughout the summer to realize their dreams.
No way?!? I did not see MIMS on this list. I hope they plan on keepin it and not just doing solos.
I don't wear a wetsuit; it gives the ocean a sporting chance.
Sounds like a conscious move away from shorter events. There will be a void in NYC for someone to fill
Sadly I was going to say they might want to turn the shorter events over to a for profit company
Sounds like a conscious move away from shorter events. There will be a void in NYC for someone to fill.
A forum member showed me this a couple of months back: Lady Liberty Sharkfest.
We're all just carbon, water, starlight, oxygen and dreams