Liberty to Freedom Swim
This swim, a 2.2M swim from the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom tower in downtown Manhattan, is dedicated to celebrating the freedom of the American people, and to the memory of those that died and served on September 11, 2001.
On September 14th, 2013, Rose Pitonof Swim winners Jaimie Monahan and Elke Hoffman completed the second annual 2.2M Liberty to Freedom Swim from the vicinity of the Statue of Liberty to North Cove Marina near the Freedom Tower in downtown Manhattan. This year’s Swim was a “victory lap” for the two swimmers in celebration of Rose Pitonof’s inauguration into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
Jaimie Monahan - 1:45:36
Elke Hoffman - 1:45:36
- swimmers finished the race together
On September 5th, 2012 the inaugural “Liberty to Freedom Swim”, dedicated to peace and freedom throughout the world, took place in New York Harbor. This event was a solo effort by Martin Strel, one of the leading long distance swimmers in the world, with numerous long distance world records and firsts including swimming the length of the Amazon, The Mississippi and the Yangtze rivers. He is featured in the documentary “Big River Man” and is a frequent speaker at events around the globe related to peace and clean water. Martin’s Swim from the Statue of Liberty to the Freedom Tower on September 5th was in commemoration of the 10 year anniversary of his 2,360 mile Swim of the entire length of the Mississippi River, which he dedicated to the victims and heroes of 9/11.
Martin Strel - 1 hr, 9 mins