Governors Island Swim

Governors Island

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • June 23, 2018
    11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Ever wanted to swim in the heart of New York Harbor? Now is your chance! Introducing the Governors Island Swim! This 2.0 mile swim is a great event for swimmers looking to increase their distance and gain confidence in the open water. We can guarantee magnificent views of lower Manhattan- The Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, and Brooklyn Bridge just to name a few.

Many years of refurbishment to Govenors Island have made this a great spectator swim, so friends and loved ones have the opportunity to watch part of your swim from land – they will be able to walk the beautiful promenade and look down on you as you swim around the island, so pick your most unusual bathing suit color to help them spot you.

Swimmers will jump into the water at Castle Williams, swim counter clockwise around Governors Island, ending at Pier 101. Several years of refurbishment have made this a great spectator swim, so friends and loved ones have the opportunity to watch part of your swim from land.

Governors Island is accessible by ferries departing from both Manhattan and Brooklyn. Ferry terminals are close to the A, C, 1, 2, 3, N, R, W, 4, 5, J, and Z trains in Manhattan, and the 2, 3, 4, 5, and R trains in Brooklyn.

The Native Americans in the Manhattan region referred to the Governors Island as Paggank or “nut island.” The island was ideal for defending New York Harbor during times of war, was used as a platform to fire on British ships during the American Revolution, and served as a Confederate prisoner of war camp during the Civil War. Today, it is a designated historic district, and is open to the public for recreation from May-October.

We need volunteers! If you’d like to help out, please see the Volunteers tab below and sign up for a volunteer slot.

Members
April 15, 2018 – May 30, 2018: $125.00
May 31, 2018 – June 12, 2018: $150.00
June 13, 2018 – June 20, 2018: $175.00
Non-Members
April 15, 2018 – May 30, 2018: $150.00
May 31, 2018 – June 12, 2018: $175.00
June 13, 2018 – June 20, 2018: $200.00

 

Governors Island Course Map

There are no results for this race yet.

  •  Jacqueline Broner
  •  Ruth Gasparik
  •  Justin Ginsburgh
  •  Kelly Hawk
  •  Linda Horiuchi
  •  Joshua Kalin
  •  Andrew McElwee
  •  Lindsay Pilato
  •  Kristina Saxena
  •  Marta Scott
  •  Pauline Shu
  •  Frank Stryczek
  •  Vanessa Valdes
  •  Ellen Weinberg

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.

Price Qty
The Member Price ($125.00 (USD)) is available to members only. On Sale
Non-Member Price $150.00 (USD)  
The Member Price ($150.00 (USD)) is available to members only. Upcoming
Non-Member Price $175.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
May 31, 2018
The Member Price ($175.00 (USD)) is available to members only. Upcoming
Non-Member Price $200.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
June 13, 2018

Venue:  

Address:
Castle Williams, Governors Island, New York, New York, 10004, United States

Description:
Boat jump at Castle Williams