URBANSWIM

BROOKLYN BRIDGE SWIM

A NEW VIEW OF AN NYC ICON

A unique opportunity to swim under the brooklyn bridge.

Join us for a challenging, fast and fun swim beneath the span of NYC’s beloved Brooklyn Bridge.

With the stunning backdrop of lower Manhattan on your left, and the reknowned Brooklyn waterfront on your right, you will make your way north through one of the busiest and most dangerous pieces of water in all of NYC en route to the neo-gothic span that connects the two boroughs.

You will have your own kayak escort as you tackle this challenging route – and an in water photo opp with arguably the best view in all of NYC upon completion of this epic adventure. 

DATE

July 7, 2024

TIME

10:10 AM EST

Location

Brooklyn Waterfront

distance

.6 Miles / 1 Kilometers

Entry Fee

$350

Fundraising Focus

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK BOATHOUSE

The purpose of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse is to promote human-powered boating in Brooklyn Bridge Park and safe public recreational access to the East River and New York Harbor; to provide opportunities for all New York residents and other Brooklyn Bridge Park visitors to participate in human-powered boating, at no or minimal cost; and to promote environmentally sound policies that will be conducive to human-powered boating in the East River and New York Harbor.

One of the ways we provide safe recreational access to the East River is by supporting swimmers in URBANSWIM events.  As a swimmer participating in their events, you are contributing to making our free community based programming possible.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to a few of the questions we get asked a lot.  If you have a question,    please feel free to reach out to us.  We’d love to hear from you! 

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BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Join us in supporting URBANSWIMmers!

Not ready to take the leap into open water swimming just yet?  Come see what it’s all about by supporting Swimmers in the water!  We invite you to join us as Kayak Support on event day.  Join the party and be part of the movement to make URBANSWIMming  possible!

OUR PARTNERS

We are proud to partner with organizations that share our mission to provide safe access to urban waterways for everyone.

    ONE15 Marina

    Access Facilitator

    Working with us in providing a centrally accessible vessel boarding location.

      NYPD Harbor Patrol

      Safety Support

      An important part of all on water safety in NYC, NYPD Harbor Patrol is a key contributor to safe open water swimming in the area.

        US Coast Guard

        Permitting

        Providing oversight and coordination of all Harbor based activities, including open water swimming.

        Past Results

        Check out previous results for the Brooklyn Bridge Swim.

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