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40 Bridges Swimmer Assignments

Timeline

January 10, 2022: Applications for 20 Bridges, 40 Bridges, and 8 Bridges solo marathon events open. 

January 31, 2022: First round of dates for 20 Bridges, 40 Bridges, and 8 Bridges solo marathon events are assigned.

February 14, 2022: Deposit due (USD $500)

April 15, 2022: Full entry fees due. 

May 1, 2022: Crew registration deadline.

*The planning process imposes considerable expense to NYOW. Therefore, we are unable to issue refunds of a $500 deposit due to cancellation for any reason.

2022 Event Dates
  • 40 Bridges 1: July 12-13
  • 40 Bridges 2: August 10-11

Course

See the 20 Bridges page for a course description and maps, and then add a second loop. Be aware that during the second lap, you will face an opposing current when you enter the Harlem River.


Fees

$8,500 per solo; $7,000 for 25 years-old and under; $4,250 per swimmer (maximum 2 swimmers) tandem.

Entry fees include a designated support boat, kayak/kayaker, observer, and GPS tracking. Swimmers are requested to bring one or two (max.) crew persons older than 16 years to support them from their escort boat. Operation expenses have increased considerably this season. This is reflected by the higher entry fees.

Withdrawal Policy:

* Withdrawal before April 15: swimmer gets a full refund minus a $500 processing fee.
* Withdrawal after April 15: If their swim spot can be filled, swimmer will be refunded entire fee minus $750. However, if their swim spot cannot be filled the swimmer will not be refunded.
* Withdrawal 14 days prior to event day: No refunds


2018 40 Bridges finishers Abigail Fairman, Graco Morlan and Lisa Cummins.

Results for 40 Bridges

DatePlaceFirst NameLast NameAgeLap 1Lap 2Final TimeHometownCountry
8/13-14/20211BarbaraHernandez369:38:2110:52:2120:30:42SantiagoCHL
8/13-14/20212JohnBatchelder419:42:0010:50:2020:32:20Littleton, COUSA
8/13-14/20213StéveStievenart449:32:0011:43:4321:15:43WimereuxFRA
9/18-19/20201JimLoreto487:1912:17:4719:36:47**Bethesda, MDUSA
9/18-19/20202JoeZemaitis407:1912:18:3019:37:30Scottsdale, AZUSA
9/18-19/20202JohnZemaitis377:1912:18:3019:37:30Scottsdale, AZUSA
7/20-21/20181AbigailFairman418:57:1911:25:1820:22:37New York, NYUSA
7/20-21/20182GracoMorlan448:54:0211:45:1620:39:18Mexico CityMEX
7/20-21/20183LisaCummins369:30:4511:31:3521:02:20Co. CorkIRE
7/28-29/20171JaimieMonahan388:35:4311:36:2820:12:06New York, NYUSA
7/28-29/20172CourtneyMoates Paulk478:50:00*11:20:5520:15:55Richmond, VAUSA
7/28-29/20173MicheleWalters428:41:00*11:26:4020:16:40Washington DCUSA
7/28-29/20174GillesChalandon608:36:00*12:01:0320:37:03New York, NYUSA

Results for 60 Bridges

DatePlaceFirst NameLast NameAgeLap 1Lap 2Lap 3Final TimeHometownCountry
7/23-24/20211JimLoreto489:24:2613:02:5812:18:3334:45:57Bethesda, MDUSA

Note: on 7/25/2021 Jim Loreto swam a complete distance of 103.09 miles and under 80 Bridges in 43hrs 43 mins.

* Approximate
** New course record


Who else has swum twice around Manhattan?

10-11 July 1983 – Julie Ridge – double

8:42 + 12:20:41 = 21:02:41

http://www.nytimes.com/1983/07/12/nyregion/actress-sets-record-in-manhattan-swim.html

http://db.marathonswimmers.org/p/julie-ridge

28-29 August 1984 – Stacy Chanin – triple

33:29 (splits unknown)

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/08/20/sports/sports-world-specials-go-jump-in-a-river.html

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/08/30/sports/sports-notes-she-takes-manhattan.html

http://db.marathonswimmers.org/p/stacy-chanin  

28-29 August 2007 – Skip Storch – triple

8:13:16 + 12:43:01 + 11:56:13 = 32:52:30

First 2 laps in 20:56:17, which beat Julie Ridge’s record by 6 min.

17-18 September 2016 – Christian Jongeneel – double

8:19 + 11:56 = 20:15:57

http://db.marathonswimmers.org/p/pieter-christian-jongeneel-anderica