• When does registration open? March 1.
  • I heard that the 5K is hard to finish. Should I just do the 2.5K?
    • Only you can make that decision.  One factor to consider is that In addition to it being twice as long at the 2.5K, the current will begin to pick up and depending on your speed this may require you to swim even harder during the 2nd loop to finish.
  • I signed up for the 5K and want to change to the 2.5K, Can I?
    • Yes, by informing NYOW through email or in person during swimmer check in
  • What is the average water temperature?  
    • As always there are NO guarantees on water temperature but this swim has historically ranged from 62-68 F.
  • Is the water clean?
    • The health of the Hudson continues to improve and many of us enjoy swimming in her on a regular basis. Historical water quality reports can be found at Riverkeeper.org.
  • Is there support in the water?
    • There will be a range of support including some or all of the following: boats, RHIBS, jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards and swim angels.
  • Are wetsuits allowed for this swim?
    • Yes, but you will be placed in a different categories for your record of completion and any awards.
  • I signed up for the swimsuit category but want to switch to wetsuit category at the last minute. Can I?
    • Yes, by informing NYOW through email or in person during swimmer check in
  • I have had an injury and have been instructed to use supportive KT tape. Is it acceptable by your rules for me to wear it during the swim?
    • Yes, and we would appreciate knowing your situation.
  • What are the awards categories?  Age group awards are for traditional attire only
    • Top three women overall (traditional and wetsuit)
    • Top three men overall (traditional and wetsuit)
    • Top three women 20-29
    • Top three men 20-29
    • Top three women 30-39
    • Top three men 30-39
    • Top three women 40-49
    • Top three men 40-49
    • Top three women 50-59
    • Top three men 50-59
    • Top three women 60-69
    • Top three men 60-69
  • What if it rains?
    • 2 Bridges is rain or shine, unless there is risk of thunder and lightning, in which case all registrants will be notified by email. A blast will go out on Facebook, too. If it hasn’t already by this point, a rain date will also be announced, usually for the day after.
  • No refunds, no transfers, no deferments