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8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

June 8, 2019 to June 15, 2019
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The longest marathon swim in the world, 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is an epic swimming odyssey that celebrates the mighty Hudson and New York Harbor.

From the peaceful Catskills to the dramatic Narrows at the throat of New York Harbor, intrepid swimmers cover 120 miles of the Hudson River. For one week, each day’s marathon swim begins with the ebb tide at one bridge and ends at the next, covering distances ranging from 13.2 miles to 19.8 miles. Swimmers can participate as solos or relays in one to all of the seven stages.

The swim strings together the Rip Van Winkle, Kingston-Rhinecliff, Mid-Hudson, Newburgh-Beacon, Bear Mountain, Tappan Zee, George Washington, and Verrazano Narrows Bridges. 8 Bridges partners with Riverkeeper to promote the health and enjoyment of the Hudson River.

The sixth seven-day, seven-stage, 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim will take place from June 8 – June 15, 2019. Learn more and register here.

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