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Liberty To Freedom Swim

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The Liberty To Freedom Swim is a 2.2-mile (3.54 km) open water swim from the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor to the Freedom tower in downtown Manhattan Island, New York. The event, organized by Urban Swim, is dedicated to celebrating the freedom of the American people and to the memory of those that died and served on 11 September 2001. It is one of the World's Top 100 River Swims.

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2013 Event[edit]

On 14 September 2013, Rose Pitonof Swim winners Jaimie Monahan and Elke Hoffman completed the second annual 2.2-mile Liberty to Freedom Swim from the vicinity of the Statue of Liberty to North Cove Marina near the Freedom Tower in downtown Manhattan in New York City. This swim was a “victory lap” for the two swimmers in celebration of Rose Pitonof’s inauguration into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. They both finished in 1:45:36

2012 Event[edit]

On 5 September 2012, the inaugural “Liberty to Freedom Swim”, dedicated to peace and freedom throughout the world, took place in New York Harbor. The 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 River, the Mississippi River, and the Yangtze River. 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 5 September 2012 was in commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of his 2,360 mile stage swim of the entire length of the Mississippi River which he dedicated to the victims and heroes of 9/11. Strel finished in 1 hour 9 minutes.

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