Suntanned Leslie Hamilton, Heather Fairbanks and John Batchelder after Stage 3 of 8 Bridges 

Seven Stagers Continue Onto The Highlands

Courtesy of Rondi Davies, Hudson River, New York Open Water.  

The 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is the longest open water swim in the world, at 193 km of stage swimming in 7 stages along the Hudson River.

After swimming The Islands (29.4 km on Stage 1), The Lighthouses (31.8 m on Stage 2), 21.2 km on Stage 3, the swimmers just started The Highlands (24.4 km on Stage 4 before tackling The Beast (31.8 km on Stage 5) tomorrow and finishing up with 25.2 km on Stage 6 and 29.1 km on Stage 7.

Seven Stagers John Batchelder and Andrew Wells are still in the game on Stage 4 as they continue to completing all 193 km of the world’s longest open water swimming competition.

Stage 4 Start List:

  1. John Batchelder (38, Colorado)
  2. Hannah Borgeson (New York)
  3. Adrienne Groccia (New York)
  4. John Hughes (Connecticut)
  5. Ozlen Luznar (Maryland)
  6. Steven Spiegel (Massachusetts)
  7. Mary Stella (42, Pennsylvania)
  8. Charles van der Horst (North Carolina)
  9. Andrew Wells (40, UK)
  10. Abigail Bergman (California)
  11. Steve Gruenwald (58, Minnesota) 4:42:50

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