River Swims

David Barra and Rondi Davies have created one of the longest series of marathon swims in the world. Their 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is one of the newest and most popular ultra-marathon challenges in the world. Back in 2011, these were the results and courses swum day after day. This page provides a list of upcoming river swims.

Aug
5
Sat
2017
French Creek River Day Swimfest
Aug 5 all-day
French Creek River Day Swimfest @ Norristown | Pennsylvania | United States

The French Creek Tri is the Philadelphia Area's Premiere Triathlon Event in French Creek State Park! It includes an Olympic Distance Triathlon, and a Sprint Distance Triathlon, an Aqua-Bike Division, a Relay Division, and a Team challenge event.

This year we're gearing up for our 4th Year! The excitement is building to make this an even better event than last year's FCT. John took all the feedback from the racers and volunteers, and is working hard to make a great event achieve even higher goals!

+ USAT Sanctioned event

+ Custom awards to top 3 in each age group

+ Prize Purse to top 3 Male/Female overall winners in the Olympic distance race

+ Free hot food buffet for all racers, and volunteers


Aug
6
Sun
2017
Mighty Merrimack Swim @ Lowell City Beach
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
Mighty Merrimack Swim @ Lowell City Beach | Lowell | Massachusetts | United States

Mighty Merrimack Swim
1 Mile Race / 2 Mile Race

1 Mile Splash & Dash w/5K run

August 6, 2017
Time: 8:00am
Cost:$30 for Swim
$40 for Splash & Dash


Aug
9
Wed
2017
French Creek Open Water Series @ FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK
Aug 9 all-day
French Creek Open Water Series @ FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK | Eagleville | Pennsylvania | United States

The French Creek Tri is the Philadelphia Area's Premiere Triathlon Event in French Creek State Park! It includes an Olympic Distance Triathlon, and a Sprint Distance Triathlon, an Aqua-Bike Division, a Relay Division, and a Team challenge event.

This year we're gearing up for our 4th Year! The excitement is building to make this an even better event than last year's FCT. John took all the feedback from the racers and volunteers, and is working hard to make a great event achieve even higher goals!

+ USAT Sanctioned event

+ Custom awards to top 3 in each age group

+ Prize Purse to top 3 Male/Female overall winners in the Olympic distance race

+ Free hot food buffet for all racers, and volunteers


Aug
19
Sat
2017
20 Bridges Manhattan Swim
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day

For 2017 we are proposing to run three to four 20 Bridges Swims with up to 12 swimmers per event. We have selected four date blocks of between two and six days when these swims will take place. On one of these date blocks we hope to hold a 20 Bridges weekend “festival” with two 20 Bridges swims on consecutive days in order to draw a swimmers from all over the world and celebrate our great sport of marathon swimming; one of the best traditions of MIMS was the large congregation of like-minded people and it’s something we’d like to continue.

 


DownRiver Rip
Aug 19 all-day
DownRiver Rip @ Midlothian | Virginia | United States

At Peluso Open Water we specialize in preparing you for your next open water swim triathlon.


DownRiver Rip
Aug 19 all-day
DownRiver Rip @ Midlothian | Virginia | United States

Ready for a fast swim? Swimmers for the 4.4-mile event start from Watkins Landing and swim straight down river, with the current, to the American Legion finish. 2.5-milers will be taken by boat to the WWII Veterans Memorial Bridge and swim with the current back to the finish. Great for those with a late season Ironman or Marathon Swim.

 


Rose Pitonof Swim
Aug 19 all-day

Rose Pitonof, a 17 year old endurance swimmer from Dorchester, MA, swam from East 26th Street, Manhattan, to Steeplechase Pier, Coney Island – a distance of 17 miles – on August 13th, 1911.

The details of Rose’s 1911 swim are outlined in this article from the NYTimes.   The Daily News printed this article prior to the 2011 Centennial Celebration.

Swimmers start at East 26th Street and the East River (Skyport Marina/Stuyvesant Cove)  and  swim to Steeplechase Pier, Coney Island, with an estimated swim time of 5-6 hours.


Aug
24
Thu
2017
Peluso Open Water Race Series – Race #3 @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Aug 24 all-day

The only Open Water Race Series in Virginia is the Peluso Open Water Race Series presented by Commonwealth Sports Medicine.  This metric mile series is held on a private lot on the Upper James River and helps support the American Legion, Post 354.

Sep
1
Fri
2017
Valley Forge Marathon Swim @ FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK
Sep 1 all-day
Valley Forge Marathon Swim @ FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK | Bridgeport | Pennsylvania | United States

An 8 Mile assisted Open Water Swim from Bridgeport to Valley Forge National Park and back in the Schuylkill River.

More details and signup info to come.


Sep
6
Wed
2017
French Creek Open Water Series @ FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK
Sep 6 all-day
French Creek Open Water Series @ FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK | Eagleville | Pennsylvania | United States

The French Creek Tri is the Philadelphia Area's Premiere Triathlon Event in French Creek State Park! It includes an Olympic Distance Triathlon, and a Sprint Distance Triathlon, an Aqua-Bike Division, a Relay Division, and a Team challenge event.

This year we're gearing up for our 4th Year! The excitement is building to make this an even better event than last year's FCT. John took all the feedback from the racers and volunteers, and is working hard to make a great event achieve even higher goals!

+ USAT Sanctioned event

+ Custom awards to top 3 in each age group

+ Prize Purse to top 3 Male/Female overall winners in the Olympic distance race

+ Free hot food buffet for all racers, and volunteers