Manhattan Island Marathon Swim

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The Manhattan Island Marathon Swim or MIMS is one of the world's most popular marathon swims. Its highly sought-after entries are coveted by marathon swimmers and channel swimmers around the world. As one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims, the extraordinarily popular 28.5-mile circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island in New York City never fails to challenge and excite its competitors. It is one leg of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming and organized by the NYC Swim and occasionally conducts quiet swims.

The Manhattan Island Marathon Swim was named one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims in 2013 and is one of the World's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

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Distance

28.5 miles (46.5 km)

Type

River (Tidal Estuary)

Location

City New York City

State/County/Province New York

Country USA

Region Americas

Contact

Name Morty Berger

Title Founder

Email mberger@nycswim.org

Event Information

Month: June

Event Date: 8 June 2013

Website: http://www.nycswim.org

Water Temp: 17-19°C (64-67°F)

Class: Solos (up to 40) and 2-person relays (up to 7) as well as a 3-person Team Pursuit relay. Larger relays are now held on a separate day for Manhattan Island Marathon Relays

Selection Committee

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America's Top 100 Open Water Swims

The Manhattan Island Marathon Swim was named one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims in 2013. America's Top 100 Open Water Swims is a list of the most unique, most popular, most historic, most beautiful, most interesting, and most challenging open water swims across the 50 states of the United States of America.

1. Manhattan Island Marathon Swim - New York
2. La Jolla Rough Water Swim - California
3. Waikiki Roughwater Swim - Hawaii
4. Great Chesapeake Bay Swim - Maryland
5. RCP Tiburon Mile - California
6. 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - New York
7. S.C.A.R. Swim Challenge - Arizona
8. Swim Miami - Florida
9. The Alcatraz Challenge - California
10. Kingdom Swim - Vermont
11. Tampa Bay Marathon Swim - Florida
12. Maui Channel Swim - Hawaii
13. Lake Travis Relay - Texas
14. North Shore Surf 'n Sea Swim Series - Hawaii
15. Dwight Crum Pier-to-Pier Swim - California
16. Swim Around Key West - Florida
17. Catalina Channel - California
18. Trans Tahoe Relay - Nevada
19. Pennock Island Challenge - Alaska
20. Ka'iwi Channel Swim - Hawaii
21. Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim - California
22. Against The Tide Swim for Breast Cancer - Massachusetts
23. Death Valley Open Water Swim Meet - South Carolina
24. Glen S. Hummer Huntington Mile and 5K Swim - Indiana
25. Chris Greene Lake 2-mile Cable Swim - Virginia
26. Charles River 1-Mile Swim - Massachusetts
27. Point to La Pointe Swim - Wisconsin
28. Boston Light 8-Mile Swim - Massachusetts
29. St. Vincent's Medical Center SWIM Across the Sound - Connecticut
30. Big Shoulders Swim - Illinois
31. CAST Classic Open Water Swim - Idaho
32. Deek Creek Open Water Marathon Swim - Utah
33. END WET - North Dakota
34. Cascade Lakes Open Water Series - Oregon
35. Swim Across America Long Island Sound - New York
36. Lucky's Lake Swim - Florida
37. Swim Across America Boston Harbor - Massachusetts
38. Horsetooth Open Water Swim - Colorado
39. Slam the Dam - Nevada
40. Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim - Utah
41. Ohio River Swim - Kentucky
42. Swim the Suck - Tennessee
43. Long Bridge Swim - Idaho
44. Swimming in Moonshine - Missouri
45. Jim McDonnell Lake Swim - Virginia
46. Tampa Bay Frogman Swim - Florida
47. Nubble Light Challenge - Maine
48. Low Country Splash - South Carolina
49. L Street Brownies Polar Bear Swim - Massachusetts
50. Fran Crippen Sunset Mile - California
51. Ederle Swim - New Jersey
52. Special Olympics New Jersey Polar Bear Plunge - New Jersey
53. Minnetonka Challenge - Minnesota
54. Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim - Oregon
55. Little Red Lighthouse Swim - New York
56. In Search of Memphre - Vermont
57. Plungefest - Maryland
58. Peaks to Portland Swim - Maine
59. Swim Across America Dallas - Texas
60. Coeur d'Alene Crossing - Idaho
61. Gator Bait Endurance Challenge - Mississippi
62. Whitefish Lake Swim - Montana
63. American Swimming Association Open Water Swimming Collegiate National Championships - Texas
64. Colorado Open Water Swimming Championships - Colorado
65. Liberty Island Swim - New York
66. Hawaii Christmas Looong Distance Invitation Rough-H2O Swim - Hawaii
67. Search for Monongy - Pennsylvania
68. Second Beach Swim - Rhode Island
69. Tex Robertson Highland Lakes Challenge - Texas
70. Open Water Swim-a-Palooza - New Jersey
71. Aumakua Swim and Sprint Mile - Hawaii
72. Triangle Open Water Swim Championship - North Carolina
73. Portland Bridge Swim - Oregon
74. Popoi'a Swim - Hawaii
75. North Carolina Open Water Championships - North Carolina
76. Willoughby Swim - Vermont
77. Manitou Monster Lake Swim - Wisconsin
78. Fat Salmon Swim - Washington
79. Tallchief Open Water Challenge - Oklahoma
80. West Wyoming Marathon Swim - Wyoming
81. Southern Oregon Open Water Swims - Oregon
82. Escape From Skidaway - Georgia
83. Cedar Island 5K Swim - New Jersey
84. Jordan Lake Open Water Challenge - North Carolina
85. Flat River Reservoir Champions Challenge - Rhode Island
86. Bridge-to-Bridge - California
87. Coney Island Aquarium Triple Dip Swim - New York
88. Change Your Latitude - Alaska
89. The Little Uno and Big Deuce - North Carolina
90. Okoboji Point to Point Open Water Swim - Iowa
91. Distance Swim Challenge - California
92. Sebago Challenge Open Water Swim - Maine
93. Newport Pier-to-Pier - California
94. Harbor Springs Coastal Crawl - Michigan
95. Atlantic City Pageant Ocean Swim - New Jersey
96. Swim Buzzards Bay - Massachusetts
97. Save The Bay - Rhode Island
98. La Jolla Cove Swim Club 10 Miler - California
99. Brooklyn Bridge Swim - New York
100. ISHOF Rough Water Swim - Florida

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