Swimmer Registration Form
Crew, Observer, Kayaker Registration Form

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

Timeline

January 10, 2021: Applications for 20 Bridges, 40 Bridges, and 8 Bridges solo marathon events open. 

January 31, 2021: First round of dates for 20 Bridges, 40 Bridges, and 8 Bridges solo marathon events are assigned.

April 1, 2021: Full entry fees due. 

*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.


Fees:

$8500 per solo; $7000 for 25 years-old and under; $4250 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: swimmer will be refunded entire fee minus their deposit of $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

Date Place First Name Last Name Age Lap 1 Lap 2 Final Time Hometown Country
8/13-14/2021 1 Barbara Hernandez 36 9:38:21 10:52:21 20:30:42 Santiago CHL
8/13-14/2021 2 John Batchelder 41 9:42:00 10:50:20 20:32:20 Littleton, CO USA
8/13-14/2021 3 Stéve Stievenart 44 9:32:00 11:43:43 21:15:43 Wimereux FRA
9/18-19/2020 1 Jim Loreto 48 7:19 12:17:47 19:36:47** Bethesda, MD USA
9/18-19/2020 2 Joe Zemaitis 40 7:19 12:18:30 19:37:30 Scottsdale, AZ USA
9/18-19/2020 2 John Zemaitis 37 7:19 12:18:30 19:37:30 Scottsdale, AZ USA
7/20-21/2018 1 Abigail Fairman 41 8:57:19 11:25:18 20:22:37 New York, NY USA
7/20-21/2018 2 Graco Morlan 44 8:54:02 11:45:16 20:39:18 Mexico City MEX
7/20-21/2018 3 Lisa Cummins 36 9:30:45 11:31:35 21:02:20 Co. Cork IRE
7/28-29/2017 1 Jaimie Monahan 38 8:35:43 11:36:28 20:12:06 New York, NY USA
7/28-29/2017 2 Courtney Moates Paulk 47 8:50:00* 11:20:55 20:15:55 Richmond, VA USA
7/28-29/2017 3 Michele Walters 42 8:41:00* 11:26:40 20:16:40 Washington DC USA
7/28-29/2017 4 Gilles Chalandon 60 8:36:00* 12:01:03 20:37:03 New York, NY USA

Results for 60 Bridges

Date Place First Name Last Name Age Lap 1 Lap 2 Lap 3 Final Time Hometown Country
7/23-24/2021 1 Jim Loreto 48 9:24:26 13:02:58 12:18:33 34:45:57 Bethesda, MD USA

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