Rose Pitonof Swim 2023

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Rose Pitonof Swim 2023

Join us for a solo or relay tidal assisted 17 mile swim from Manhattan to Coney Island.


When and where

Date and time

Starts on Saturday, August 26 · 6am EDT


East River at East 26th Street Skyport Marina, Manhattan Steeplechase Pier, Coney Island New York, NY 10009

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 7 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This annual event commemorates the historic swim of Rose Pitonof, World Champion Swimmer of the early 1900s, and the first person ever to successfully complete this swim at the young age of 17. 

The Swim will begin in the East River at East 26th Street. The Swimmers will proceed down the Manhattan side of the East River, crossing over to the Brooklyn side after crossing under the Williamsburg Bridge. The Swimmers will then continue along the Brooklyn shore line, under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, through Buttermilk Channel, under the Verrazano Bridge, around Norton’s Point, and on to Steeplechase Pier.

Date: August 26, 2023

Distance: 17M 

Start Location: East 26th Street, Manhattan

Finish Location: Steeplechase Pier, Coney Island 

Time Limit: 8 hrs

Swim Fee:

  • Individual Swimmer: $2,500
  • Two Person Relay: $2,700
  • Four Person Relay: $3,000
  • Six Person Relay: $3,600

Swim Fee includes private Safety Motorboat escort during swim and return to starting location afterward, dedicated Kayaker, an Observer, swag (tshirt, bag, swim cap), and after party at local Manhattan restaurant.  

Experience Requirement: All applicants must complete and submit proof of a 3-hours or longer Qualifying Swim by July 15, 2023 in order to be eligible to participate.

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