Verrazano Bridge to Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge


June 24, 2017 – October 29, 2017

In 2017 we will offer several Cibbows members only 10-mile test swims from the Verrazano Bridge to the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge

There are two conditions:
1) Swimmers must stay together - need to be similar pace and feed from the RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat)
this is not a race - this is a fun test swim
2) we ask swimmers to pay it forward and volunteer as a crew on a boat or at a Cibbows swim race 

swimmers and (2) volunteer crew per RHIB - meet at the NY Aquarium’s Education Hall (1) hour before VB start time
swim out to RHIB - with your belongings in a DRY BAG - with all feeds, hydration, towel, dry clothes
get ready to swim as we boat up to the VB start (10) minutes - East stanchion on the Brooklyn side
approximate swim time: 4-5 hours

1st swimmer starts at VB - at the Pier, 1st swimmer gets on boat - 2nd swimmer jumps in to swim from Pier to MPB
VB2Pier = 4.64miles
Pier2MPB = 5.10miles
we want to keep this small and intimate:
RHIBs: 1 or 2 max
SWIMMERS per RHIB: 2 solos or (2) 2 person relays or (1) solo and (1) 2 person relay

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