• June 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm #1661
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    Christine Palma
    Participant

    Due to my school schedule, I would like to be swimming by 7:30 am sometimes. Is that OK in NY? It seems like people go hysterical if you try to swim without a lifeguard. I’d have my bf on shore watching me.

  • June 7, 2018 at 12:31 pm #1662
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    Hi Christine. NYC law prohibits swimming without lifeguards. That said, there are swimmers who swim off hours or off season – just be prepared that the Parks Dept. might ask you to get out, and it’s within their jurisdiction to issue summonses as well. I will say that rarely happens. But Parks tends to hang around more in the summer months than in the off season.

  • June 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm #1665
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    Christine Palma
    Participant

    Thanks Jacqueline! Does anyone swim in the Hudson River near Manhattan?

  • June 7, 2018 at 1:43 pm #1666
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    No – not without an event taking place. It’s too dangerous with boat traffic and a sure way to get arrested. 🙂

  • August 20, 2018 at 8:48 pm #2802
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    Steffie Gomez

    Hello! i will be in NY this week and Alex Arévalo told me there is an earlybird swimmmers Group on Friday?
    Just wanted to see if I could do a quick “warm up” swim before my big swim on Saturday.
    Thank you!

  • October 9, 2018 at 5:50 am #3237
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    Sophie Brown

    Do they ever actually make a CIBBOWS group get out of the water at BB?

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