June 6 is the date of this year’s Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, and Steven Munatones of 10K Swimmer will be providing live updates on Twitter at http://twitter.com/swimopenwater.
“What lies beneath the surface of New York Harbor? For starters, a 350-foot steamship, 1,600 bars of silver, a freight train, and four-foot-long cement-eating worms.”
It’s good to know that the water around New York is the cleanest it has been in decades. John Shrum of Charlottesville recalled swimming the Manhattan Island Marathon in the 1980s when “the condoms would come at us in schools.”
Ah, New York.