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8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

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June 18, 2014 to June 25, 2014
Rip Van Winkle Bridge
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Starting June 18th, swimmers from all over the world will be participating in a 120 mile, seven day, seven stage swimming event; making it the longest swimming marathon in the world. Swimmers will begin swimming from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and finish a week later at the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, making 6 stops along the way. For the one week event, swimmers will cover a daily distance of about 13.2 to 19.8 miles, in which swimmers can participate as a relay team or as an individual 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 | Verrazano Narrows Bridges.

Riverkeeper is proud to partner with swimmers and Launch 5 in the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim. Riverkeeper aims to improve the water quality of the Hudson through better water quality policies, better wastewater treatment infrastructure and better monitoring and public notification of river conditions for swimmers and fish alike.

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