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20 Bridges, a Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan

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20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim is one of the event sanctioned and organized by David Barra, Rondi Davies, and Alex Arévalo of New York Open Water

The 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Swim (or the 20 Bridges Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan, the Manhattan 20 Bridges Swim, the 20 Bridges Manhattan Swim, or the 20 Bridges Manhattan Island Circumnavigation) is a 28.5-mile (45.9 km) circumnavigation swim around Manhattan Island in New York organized by New York Open Water, an open water swimming organization that also stages open water swims in New York including the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim. It is part of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming challenges and is annually named as one the World's Top 100 Island Swims in 2018 and 2019 by the World Open Water Swimming Association.

Organization

David Barra, Rondi Davies, Alex Arévalo

15 August 2016 20 Bridges Race

1 Shane Moraghan 6:52:50 (Dublin, Ireland)
2 Serbo Simeoni 7:04:19 (Safety Harbor, Florida, USA)
3 Colum Lavelle 7:20:38 (Chicago Illinois, USA)
4 Patrick McNight 7:31:32 (Fairfax Virginia, USA)
5 Marty Filipowski 7:38:51 (Sydney, Australia)
6 Kristy McIntyre 7:40:27 (Sydney, Australia)
7 Jim Chiudioni 7:43:00 (Needham Massachusetts, USA)
8 Tracy Clark 7:55:11 (Norwich, England)
9 Marty Munson 8:00:45 (New York, New York, USA)

20 Bridges Results on 1 October 2016

1 Dan Canta 7:55:52 (Romania/Australia)
2 Devon Clifford 8:03:10 (Mamaroneck, New York)
3 Maureen Montgomery 8:04:11 (Clearwater, Florida)
4 James Loreto 8:09:44 (Bethesda, Maryland)
5 Daniel Martinez Lobo 8:11:41 (London, United Kingdom)
6 Jaimie Monahan 8:13:20 (New York, New York)
7 Arlene Gonzalez 8:16:18 (Mexico)
8 Caroline Block 8:48:19 (Baltimore, Maryland)

Bridges

The 20 bridges going in and out of Manhattan Island on the 20 Bridges Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan course include:

Hudson River (date built/length):
1. George Washington Bridge (1931/1,450.85 meters)

Harlem River (date built/length):
2. Spuyten Duyvil Bridge (1899/186 meters)
3. Henry Hudson Bridge (1936/673 meters)
4. Broadway Bridge (1962/170.08 meters)
5. University Heights Bridge (1908/82 meters)
6. Washington Bridge (1888/723.9 meters)
7. Alexander Hamilton Bridge (1963/724 meters)
8. High Bridge (1848/600 meters)
9. 18. Macombs Dam Bridge (1895/774 meters)
10. 145th Street Bridge (1905/489 meters)
11. Madison Avenue Bridge (1910/577 meters)
12. Park Avenue Bridge (1954/100 meters)
13. Third Avenue Bridge (1898/853.44 meters)
14. Willis Avenue Bridge (1901/979 meters)
15. Triborough Bridge (1936/230 meters)
16. Wards Island Bridge (1951/285.6 meters)

East River (date built/length):
17. Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge (1909/1,135 meters)
18. Williamsburg Bridge (1903/2,227.48 meters)
19. Manhattan Bridge (1909/2,089 meters)
20. Brooklyn Bridge (1883/1,825 meters)

Honors

New York Open Water won the 2016 Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming from the Marathon Swimmers Federation for organizing the 20 Bridges, Spuyten Duyvil 10K, 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, and 2 Bridges Swim Under The Walkway.

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