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.

May
28
Sun
2017
Nav-e-Sink or Swim
May 28 all-day

Staged at Victory Park, Rumson Nj

Athlete Instructions/Start Times:

Kids Swim 300 yards at 8:00 (12 yrs and younger)

1.2 Mile (1 loop) 1st heat 8:15 am    First heat Men, Second heat Women, separated by approximately 3 minutes
2.4 Mile (2 loop) 1st heat 8:25 am     First heat Men, Second heat Women, separated by approximately 3 minutes

We will be swimming in a clockwise rotation. Tide wile be going out starting at 8:30, so while out in the river, return strip will be with the tide. Bring tinted goggles if possible, the sun could be in your face on return trip.

Starting on the beach, swimming toward the end of the =dock, keeping buoys on your right at all times. Yellow buoys on the way out, Orange on the way back

You will swim around the docks, and stay to the left of the buoys, hugging the shore line until you reach the point at the end of the cove. At that point you will swim directly east, parallel to the channel, the tide will be with you at this point. Once you approach the last turn buoy, turn a 90 degree turn towards Victory Park.

We will have two completely separate finishes. Please study the finish area for your distance prior to the start

1.2 swimmers finishing on one side, the 2.4 will finish first loop, go through the chute and back out for second loop. 2.4 finish will be  a separate map towards the east side of the beach. Look for finish Archway for 2.4

 At check in, we will be marking your hand and your cap with your chip number. Chips  can go OVER your wetsuit (for easier removal)  on your ankle only, not on your wrist!


May
31
Wed
2017
French Creek Open Water Series @ FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK
May 31 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


Jun
4
Sun
2017
Swim Across the Potomac: Washington’s Crossing
Jun 4 all-day
Swim Across the Potomac: Washington's Crossing @ Fort Washington | Maryland | United States

Race Format:
The Washington's Crossing is a race across the Potomac River beginning when swimmers board a Potomac Riverboat water taxi and cruise to the western point of the river where Alexandria, Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC intersect. From there, jump in the river, and begin the race with a water start. At the sound of the starting horn, swimmers will travel approximately 2.3
kilometers back on a well marked course, to the National Harbor beach lagoon to be greeted by the sculpture, the Awakening. Washington's Crossing is limited to 250 swimmers, so register now!

Race Concept:
Washington's Crossing: Swim Across the Potomac inspires and satisfies the natural draw and challenge of people to swim across a body of water from one bank to the other. As long as people have known how to swim, they have looked across a lake, river, bay, even ocean, and longed to jump in and swim to the other side. Fast becoming a capital of open water swimming, the Nation’s Capital plays host to a swim that allows swimmers of all abilities to meet a new personal quest. National Harbor is the perfect venue to provide the launching point for such an exhilarating event. Similar swim crossings regularly sell out and with a limited number of entries available, we expect the same. Washington's Crossing is destined to be a nationally recognized swim growing in prestige and attendance commensurate with our Nation’s Capital.


Jun
10
Sat
2017
Landshark 1 mi
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am

This year will be the 4th Annual LandShark Swim at Lake Gardner in Amesbury, MA. A perfect opportunity for athletes participating in an early season triathlon. Athletes can choose to compete in the 1/2 Mile, 1 Mile or 2 Mile Swim.

Course: The swim will be a counter clockwise swim.

Fees:
LandShark Swim
1/2 Mile: $30
1 Mile: $40
2 Mile: $40

Swim Start Times: 1/2 Mile Swim at 10

2 Mile Swim at 10:05

1 Mile Swim at 10:15

Race Day Registration: Swimmers can register on race day starting at 8:30 am

Race Day prices will increase by $5.


Jun
11
Sun
2017
RVA Miles
Jun 11 all-day
RVA Miles @ Richmond | Virginia | United States

1-mile and 2-mile RVA Miles, a river swim on 11 June 2017

Come visit beautiful Richmond, VA during the springtime. Water temperatures are typically ideal in the upper 70's and the greek yogurt bar, mimosas and beer garden can't be beat.

 


Jun
14
Wed
2017
Peluso Open Water Race Series – Race #2 @ American Legion Post 354 - Upper James River
Jun 14 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.

Jun
15
Thu
2017
8 Bridges Hudson River Swim
Jun 15 – Jun 22 all-day

Race directors David Barra and Rondi Davies, in collaboration New York Open Water, will present the seventh annual seven-day, seven-stage 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim from June 15 to June 22, 2017.

From the peaceful Catskills to the dramatic Narrows, intrepid swimmers will cover more than half of the Hudson River’s great stream, from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Hudson down to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge — the entrance to the New York Harbor.   For one week, each day’s marathon swim will begin just north of one bridge and end on the south side of the next, covering distances ranging from 13.2 miles to 19.8 miles.


Jun
17
Sat
2017
END-WET
Jun 17 all-day
END-WET @ Grand Forks | North Dakota | United States

The Extreme North Dakota Watersports Endurance Test (END-WET) is a down-river swim ultra-marathon (27 miles in 2012-13, 36 miles starting in 2014) where solo or relay swimmers will travel from rural ND into East Grand Forks, MN, on the mighty Red River of the North. The longest swim race in North America!

We are accepting nominations for guest swimmer for 2017--see the call for 2016 nominations. Previous (and awesome) guest swimmers have been Jeff Utsch, Sarah Thomas, Annaleise Carr, Jen Schumacher, and Darren Miller.

 


Peluso Open Water: RVA Mile
Jun 17 all-day
Peluso Open Water: RVA Mile @ Midlothian | Virginia | United States

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


Jun
21
Wed
2017
French Creek Open Water Series @ FRENCH CREEK STATE PARK
Jun 21 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