8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

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8 Bridges Hudson River Swim course
The 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is an 8-day, 7-stage marathon swimming stage swim down the Hudson River in the State of New York in the United States. The 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim course covers 120 miles (193 km) in 7 stages over 8 days with a rest day or rain day if necessary. The swim, co-founded by David Barra and Rondi Davies, begins at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge near Catskill, New York and ends at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, U.S.A. Its stage swims are among the longest marathon swims and the longest stage swim in the world.

It is one of America's Top 100 Open Water Swims.

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Stages

Stage 1, Friday July 8. Rip Van Winkle Bridge - Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge (18.3 miles or 29.4 km)
Stage 2, Saturday July 9. Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge - Mid-Hudson Bridge (19.8 miles or 31.8 km)
Stage 3, Sunday July 10. Mid-Hudson Bridge - Newburgh Beacon Bridge (13.2 miles or 21.2 km)
Stage 4, Monday July 11. Newburgh Beacon Bridge - Bear Mountain Bridge (15.2 miles or 24.4 km)
Stage 5, Tuesday July 12. Bear Mountain Bridge - Tappan Zee Bridge (19.8 miles or 31.8 km), called The Beast
Stage 6, Wednesday July 13.Tappan Zee Bridge - George Washington Bridge (15.7 miles or 25.2 km)
Stage 7, Thursday July 14. George Washington Bridge - Verrazano Narrows Bridge (18.1 miles or 29.1 km)

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Stage 7

Celebration Party

Dave Barra Background

2011 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

These are the results and courses swum day after day in the 2011 event.

Stage 1

The 18.3-mile course was from the northwest side of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in Catskill, New York to the southwest side of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in Kingston, New York

=2011 Results

1. Rondi Davies 5:25 2. Lisa Neidrauer 5:39 3. David Barra 5:44 4. Janet Harris 5:50 5. Gilles Chalandon 6:05 DNF Leonard Jansen 6:55 DNF Bill Daily 1:50

Stage 2

The 19.8-mile course was from the northwest side of Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge in Kingston, New York to the southwest side of the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, New York.

2011 Results

1. John Reagan 6:21 2. David Barra 6:26 3. Martin Turecky 7:53 DNF Rondi Davies 4:10

Stage 3

The 13.2-mile course is from the northeast side of the Mid-Hudson Bridge in Poughkeepsie, New York to the southwest side of the Beacon-Newburgh Bridge in Beacon, New York.

2011 Results

1. Rondi Davies 4:24:38 2. Rebecca Wassner 4:29:59 3. Marilee Kiernen 4:42:26 4. David Barra 4:45:00 5. Kimberly Plewa 5:02:32 6. Leticia Flores Hernandez 5:05:37 7. Cara Mcateer 5:11:45 7. Terry Laughlin 5:11:45

Stage 4

The 15.2-mile course is from the northeast side of the Beacon-Newburgh Bridge in Beacon, New York to the south side of the Bear Mountain Bridge near Stony Point, New York.

2011 Results

1. Rondi Davies 5:28:45 2. John Humenik 5:28:45 3. Janet Harris 5:35 4. Lisa Neidrauer 5:35 5. David Barra 5:41:06 6. Leticia Flores Hernandez 6:26:25

Stage 5

The 19.8-mile course is from the northeast side of Bear Mountain Bridge near Stony Point in New York to the south side of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, New York.

2011 Results

1. John Humenik 8:12 2. Tobey Anne Saracino 9:52 DNF David Barra 9:30 DNF Eileen Burke 7:30 DNF Mo Siegel 6:50 DNF Rondi Davies 4:10

Stage 6

The 15.7-mile course is from the northeast side of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, New York to the south side of the George Washington Bridge in New York City, New York.

2011 Results

1. Rondi Davies 3:41 2. David Barra 3:53

Stage 7

The 18.6-mile course is from the east side of the George Washington Bridge in New York City, New York to the southeast side of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in Staten Island, New York.

2011 Results

1. Rondi Davies 5:23 2. David Barra 6:14

Costs

US$700 per stage for stages 1-6 and US$1,300 for stage 7. For all 7 stages, US$5,000 (a US$500 discount).

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