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Planning the Governors Island Swim

In 2017 NYOW ran the Governors Island Swim, a perennial favorite of open water swimmers. This year they handed over the reins to CIBBOWS and we will be hosting the swim along with The New York Harbor School – a public high school located on Governors Island. The swim is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 23, 2018. This swim date will be one day after graduation ceremonies take place at The New York Harbor School, so students and faculty participating in the swim will be able to say they swam around their school – how many people are able to say that? It’s also the scheduled day of rest for the 8 Bridges swimmers, so they will be able to do an easy 2 miler on their day off if they so desire. The …

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Take a clinic!

CIBBOWS offers open water swim clinics for beginners and intermediate swimmers, coached by experienced open water instructors. We help swimmers transition from pool to open water swimming. Clinics help swimmers feel more comfortable in the ocean, becoming aware of the changing surrounding conditions and their own capabilities. We also help triathletes work on sighting and prepare for their next race. Clinics are open to CIBBOWS members only. Become a member and sign-up … see you in the ocean! See all available clinics.