• September 1, 2021 at 4:48 pm #8690
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      Allaire Conte
      Participant

      Hi all,

      I’m a CIBBOWS newbie dreading the end of season after falling in love with swimming this summer. I’m looking to squeeze in as much time in the water as possible before it’s too cold. What’s the scene like during weekdays before working hours? I would love to tag along if there are any groups open to one more.

      As I said, I’m a newbie but I’m eager to get stronger, and go faster and longer!

      – Allaire

    • September 1, 2021 at 5:33 pm #8691
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      Liam Shea Hartigan
      Participant

      Hi Allaire! There are peoples who swim in the mornings. Different times, and different groups. I can add you to an Facebook Group if you use FB. I was doing 7am, but started going to Sunset Park instead. There are plenty of others swimming at 7 or 8ish.

      • April 30, 2022 at 10:54 am #16611
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        Emily Fogle
        Participant

        Hi Liam, would you be open to adding me to this Facebook Group? I’m interested in doing longer, early morning swims. Thank you!

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Emily Fogle.
    • September 1, 2021 at 6:26 pm #8693
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      Scott Endsley
      Participant

      Hello Allaire,
      I too am a new member. I have been swimming in the Commodore pool here in Brooklyn. It soon will close. When it does I plan to do some 6:30 am swims.

      Scott

    • September 2, 2021 at 9:35 am #8699
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      Liam Shea Hartigan
      Participant

      Hey Scott, Same for you re Facebook and swim chat if you use it or just go meet peeps there..

    • April 20, 2022 at 5:24 pm #9876
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      Grace Robinson
      Participant

      Hi Allaire,

      Any interest in pre-work swims while we wait for the season to start?

    • April 21, 2022 at 9:17 am #9881
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      Melissa McCaig-Welles
      Guest

      I am interested! Available a couple days before and after work and also on the weekends.

      Mel

      • April 21, 2022 at 1:56 pm #9886
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        Allaire Conte
        Participant

        Hey Grace, would love to get wet before work! I’m in the office Tuesdays and Wednesdays but am free otherwise–lmk what works best for you. Really looking forward to it 🙂

        • May 26, 2022 at 6:27 am #18784
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          Serge S
          Participant

          Hi, I’d also be interested in pre-work weekday swims.

    • April 24, 2022 at 10:24 am #10543
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      Robert
      Guest

      Hi. I’m visiting from London from 27April to 15th May. Can you tell me where I can swim open water. I will be in Riverdale near the Bronx. I’d happily tell you all where to swim in London.

    • May 30, 2022 at 1:44 pm #18887
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      Martha
      Guest

      Hi anyone interested in swimming tomorrow it’s supposed to be hot I’m near Hudson River high line near the Whitney is there anywhere safe to go in?

    • May 30, 2022 at 5:06 pm #18891
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      Terr
      Guest

      Unfortunately, there are no Hudson River swimming areas in that area. Hudson River swimming is definitely NOT a good idea. There are very strong tides and currents, and there’s nowhere to get in out in that area.
      Take the B or Q trains to Brighton Beach – and turn left at Brighton 4th to find the CIBBOWs meet up area.

      • May 31, 2022 at 2:44 pm #18898
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        To add to that, there’s a good chance that someone will call the police if they see people in the water. That area of downtown is very active with boat traffic and it’s not safe to swim unescorted.

    • June 3, 2022 at 6:18 am #18916
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      Werner van Rensburg
      Guest

      Hi, I’ll be visiting NY from Cape Town. I’m looking to join a group of open water swimmers for a quick dip on one of the days 13-18 June before work.
      Looking to do about 2miles or so. My pace is 2:10/100m’ish.
      Seems like the likely location would be Brighton beach? What is the general water temp there? I’m comfortable swimming skins to about 50°F.
      Is there a FB/Whatsapp group that I can join for more real-time logistics?

      Also, happy to support anyone coming out to Cape Town! 😎

    • June 3, 2022 at 1:20 pm #18921
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      Hi Werner! There are a number of people that go weekday mornings, usually an 8:30 group and there might be an earlier group as well though you must keep in mind that beaches don’t officially open with lifeguards till 10:00 am and swimming is prohibited before then so you take a chance. Water temp is around 63-65F these days.

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