Governors Island Member Swim

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • Saturday August 24
    August 24, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Swimming around Governors Island in the heart of NYC Harbor has always been a favorite swim for many – people from many parts of the globe plan their trips to NYC to coincide with this swim. With spectacular views of downtown NYC, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Staten Island Ferry, and the Statue of Liberty – what’s not to like? Plus you get current assist on the entire swim. It couldn’t get any better, right?

It just got better. CIBBOWS is offering the swim on a more intimate level. Get ready to feel like a special operation swimmer on a secret mission. This year’s inaugural “Touch and Go – Governors Island Swim” is for small groups of swimmers that are able to swim together as a group. This isn’t a race, this is an experience to enjoy with fellow swimmers. Swimmers will load onto Zodiacs ready to go, swimmers will then be boated over to the starting point for the splash. The safety boats will escort the swimmers around the course and then pick them back up at the end and take them back to the Marina.

This is a members-only swim

SAFETY: Swimmers MUST swim in a POD – BEHIND the slowest swimmer. Limit 15 swimmers.
PAYMENT: For this swim, you will pay a $230 deposit online, then bring $200 CASH to the swim to pay the boat captain. Your credit card will be refunded $200 for the price of the swim (minus the $30 admin fee).
For safety, we reserve the right to cancel due to adverse weather or other unforeseen conditions. We will notify you by 10pm the night before your swim if adverse weather like 25mph winds, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc. make it unsafe to do the swim.

Governors Island course map

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Please volunteer for this event! We need all kinds of volunteers from set-up/breakdown, swimmer registration, kayak support, and more. You can sign up here.

Details Price Qty
The Saturday August 24 ($230.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale


Venue Website:

12 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11210, United States