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. Roy Webster Columbia River Cross-Channel Swim - Oregon
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 Cable Swim - Virginia
26. Charles River One Mile Swim - Massachusetts
27. Point to La Pointe Swim - Wisconsin
28. Boston Light Swim - Massachusetts
29. Swim Across the Sound - Connecticut
30. Big Shoulders Swim - Illinois
31. CAST Classic Open Water Swim - Idaho
32. Deer 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 Marathon Swim - Utah
41. Ohio LSC Open Water Championship - Ohio
42. Swim the Suck - Tennessee
43. Hawaii Christmas Looong Distance Invitation Rough-H2O Swim - Hawaii
44. Long Bridge Swim - Idaho
45. Swimmin' in Moonshine - Missouri
46. Jim McDonnell Lake Swim - Virginia
47. Tampa Bay Frogman Swim - Florida
48. Nubble Light Challenge - Maine
49. Low Country Splash - South Carolina
50. L Street Brownies Polar Bear Swim - Massachusetts
51. Fran Crippen Sunset Mile - California
52. Ederle Swim - New Jersey
53. Special Olympics New Jersey Polar Bear Plunge - New Jersey
54. Minnetonka Challenge - Minnesota
55. 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - New York
56. Little Red Lighthouse Swim - New York
57. In Search of Memphre - Vermont
58. Santa Cruz Roughwater Swim - California
59. Peaks to Portland Swim - Maine
60. Swim Across America Dallas - Texas
61. Coeur d'Alene Crossing - Idaho
62. Gator Bait Endurance Challenge - Mississippi
63. Whitefish Lake Swim - Montana
64. American Swimming Association Open Water Swimming Collegiate National Championships - Texas
65. Lake Travis Relay Solo - Texas
66. Statue of Liberty Swim - New York
67. Search for Monongy - Pennsylvania
68. Newport Sharkfest Swim - Rhode Island
69. Tex Robertson Highland Lakes Challenge - Texas
70. Aumakua Swim and Sprint Mile - Hawaii
71. Triangle Open Water Swim Series - North Carolina
72. Portland Bridge Swim - Oregon
73. Twin Cities Open Water Half Marathon - Minnesota
74. Willoughby Swim - Vermont
75. Manitou Monster Lake Swim - Wisconsin
76. Coney Island Aquarium Triple Dip Swim - New York
77. Change Your Latitude - 57° North Open Water Challenge - Alaska
78. Miss America Pageant Swim - New Jersey
79. La Jolla Cove 10 Mile Relay & Solo Swim - California
80. Elephant Butte Open Water Swim - New Mexico
81. Fat Salmon Swim - Washington
82. Tallchief Open Water Challenge - Oklahoma
83. Fear No Pier - California
84. Southern Oregon Open Water Swims - Oregon
85. Escape From Skidaway - Georgia
86. Cedar Island 5K Swim - New Jersey
87. Save the Bay Swim - Rhode Island
88. Bridge-to-Bridge - California
89. University of Okoboji 3.5 Open Water Swim - Iowa
90. Sebago Challenge Open Water Swim - Maine
91. Newport Pier-2-Pier Swim - California
92. Harbor Springs Coastal Crawl - Michigan
93. Swim Buzzards Bay - Massachusetts
94. Brooklyn Bridge Swim - New York
95. Diamond Lake Open Water Challenge - Michigan
96. ISHOF Rough Water Swim - Florida
97. Hanalei Bay Swim Challenge - Hawaii
98. Swim to the Moon - Michigan
99. Tempe Town Lake Swim - Arizona
100. Alcatraz Classic: Swim with the Centurions™ - California

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