David Barra and Rondi Davies announced the 2nd annual 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim. At 120 miles (193K), his marathon swimming vision is the longest competitive solo swim event in the world.

In collaboration with Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers, David, Rondi and Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers will organize 7 marathon swims on 7 straight days from the peaceful Catskills to the dramatic Narrows in New York.

From the Rip Van Winkle Bridge in the Hudson River down to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York Harbor, 12 swimmers will cover 13.2 to 19.8 miles each day. David describes his vision as a week-long open-water swimming odyssey to celebrate the mighty Hudson and the New York Harbor.

The stages include the following:

Stage 1, Monday June 25. Rip Van Winkle Bridge – Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge (18.3 miles or 29.4 km)
Stage 2, Tuesday June 26. Kingston Rhinecliff Bridge – Mid-Hudson Bridge (19.8 miles or 31.8 km)
Stage 3, Wednesday June 27. Mid-Hudson Bridge – Newburgh Beacon Bridge (13.2 miles or 21.2 km)
Stage 4, Thursday June 28. Newburgh Beacon Bridge – Bear Mountain Bridge (15.2 miles or 24.4 km)
Stage 5, Saturday June 30. Bear Mountain Bridge – Tappan Zee Bridge (19.8 miles or 31.8 km)
Stage 6, Sunday July 1.Tappan Zee Bridge – George Washington Bridge (15.7 miles or 25.2 km)
Stage 7, Monday July 2. George Washington Bridge – Verrazano Narrows Bridge (18.1 miles or 29.1 km)

Athletss can visit 8bridges.com or contact David directly via email here.

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