January 10, 2022 Applications 8 Bridges solo marathon events open.
January 31, 2022: First round of dates 8 Bridges solo swims are assigned.
April 1, 2022: 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.
2022 Fees: In 2022, NYOW is accepting solo or tandem entrants that would like to complete all seven stages. The fee for the event will be $12,000 per solo and $6,000 per tandem. Single-stage swimmers may be accepted on a space-available basis. The cost for a single stage is $2,000.
Entry fees include a designated support boat, kayak/kayaker, observer, and GPS tracking. One or two crew persons per swimmer is allowed.
* 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 $750.
* Withdrawal 14 days prior to event day: No refunds
8 Bridges dates:
- Stage 1. Sunday June 19
- Stage 2. Monday June 20
- Stage 3. Tuesday June 21
- Stage 4. Wednesday June 22
- Stage 5. Friday June 24
- Stage 6. Saturday June 25
- Stage 7. Sunday June 26
8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, the longest marathon swim in the world, is an epic swimming odyssey that celebrates the mighty Hudson and New York Harbor.
From the peaceful Catskills to the dramatic Narrows, at the throat of the New York Harbor, intrepid swimmers cover 120 miles of the Hudson River’s great stream.
For one week, each day’s marathon swim begins with the ebb tide at one bridge and ends at the next, covering distances ranging from 13.2 miles to 19.8 miles. Swimmers can participate as solos or relays in one to all of the seven stages.
The swim strings together the Rip Van Winkle | Kingston-Rhinecliff | Mid-Hudson | Newburgh-Beacon | Bear Mountain | Tappan Zee | George Washington | Verrazano Narrows Bridges.
8 Bridges partners with Riverkeeper to promote the health and enjoyment of the Hudson River.