This event has been postponed. All registered swimmers have been notified via email. Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Big Oyster Sharkfest Swim is a 1500 meter swim from the United Nations (Skyport Marina 23rd & FDR) float plane dock in Manhattan across the East River to Long Island City in Queens to finish at the Gantry Plaza State Park kayak docks. The swim is timed with the currents to make a safe crossing that will be fully supported by the NYPD Marine Unit and the appropriate safety assets. Swimmers clothing will be transported to the post event activities at the LIC Landing in Hunters Point South Park. Awards ceremony and celebration will take place here at the conclusion of the swim. There is easy access to the NYC ferry service and the #7 subway line for post event transportation. There is limited public parking in Long Island City, so spectators and friends should plan on taking the subway or the NYC ferry to the finish line area. Limited to 200 swimmers.
PLEASE NOTE: This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes.
- July 7 8:30 AM EDT - Race Start