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8 Bridges Swim in the Harbor

Yesterday we had the opportunity to meet up with the 8 Bridges Swim in New York Harbor as they approached their final destination at the Verrazano.  

Now in its second year, the 8 Bridges Swim ran for a week from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge near Catskill to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, covering 120 miles of river.  Part of the proceeds from the swim benefit Riverkeeper‘s water quality program.

There’s something pretty magical about seeing all these folks in the water, swimming to raise awareness for the Hudson River as giant tugs and tankers go by. I always feel a bit like a bug in a bowling alley when patrolling through the Harbor, so I can’t even imagine what it’s like to be swimming!

Credit: Greg Porteus
Credit: Rob Friedman
Credit: Rob Friedman

Cheers to our friends at Launch 5 and all participants for another successful year of swimming for a clean Hudson River!

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