Verrazano Bridge to Coney Island Red Buoy #6

In by Jacqueline Broner

  • September 9, 2018
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The CAPRI-EASY swim to end the season!

Want to finish off the season with a swim you’ll remember all winter long? Capri has come up with a new swim from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Red Buoy #6 (just West of the Coney Island Pier). It’s only 4.75 miles with a lot of current assist. It’s the shortest of Capri’s introductory marathon swims – a “Capri-easy”. There are few bridges more elegant from below than the VB, a great place to start a swim, and with the current at your back you will feel like you’re surfing the Hudson out into the New York Bight. You then take a left a Norton Point at Seagate and swim towards the Coney Island Pier – again with the current assisting you. Suddenly, you’re done. What? Done already? I want more, you say. Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered.

Meet at Grimado’s chair @ 11am, ready to swim 500 feet out to and board (3) RHIBS. Race will start at 12:00 – finish at Red Buoy #6 – and swimmers will be transported back to Grimaldo’s Chair.

This is limited to 12 swimmers – members only.

Swimmers pay a $200 deposit plus $50 admin fee. Bring $200 cash to pay the boat captain on race day – and your deposit will then be refunded.

  •  Catherine Clarke
  •  Kerstin Goldson
  •  Leslie Hamilton
  •  Mary Ellen Isakson
  •  Kathleen Romano


Brighton Beach at Brighton 4th St., Brooklyn, New York, 11235