Brooklyn Bridge Swim

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Distance

1K

Type

River

Location

City Manhattan Island, New York City

State/County/Province New York

Country USA

Region Americas


Contact

Name Morty Berger

Title Co-founder


Email [1]


Event Information

Month: September

Event Date: July 30, 2011

Website: http://www.nyswim.org Brooklyn Bridge Swim

Water Temp: 17-19°C (64-67°F)

Class: Amateur

Wetsuit: No

Description: over 350 swimmers swim across East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan. They wear pink swim caps. Event director Morty Berger was quoted in the NY Daily News, "It's hard for people to believe, but it's clean," and insisted the river is safe, noting city officials tested the water before the race.

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