Ederle Swim today, NYC to Sandy Hook, NJ

A small group of brave souls are plugging along in today’s Gertrude Ederle swim, from the Battery in NYC to Sandy Hook state park in NJ, via New York Harbor.  The swim had to be postponed from Saturday until today due to weather conditions, but it’s still no day at the pool out there.  Here’s what the swimmers are enjoying:

Share photos on twitter with TwitpicWater temps: 54-60 degrees F.

Weather conditions – sunny, winds 10-15 knots, gusting to 20, with 2-3 foot seas.

Currently in the lead by about a half mile are Hannah Borgeson (37) and Nancy Steadman Martin (55).  Way to represent, ladies!  You can follow their progress via Twitter and/or GPS tracking.

The swim is in honor of Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim the English Channel, who made this swim herself before conquering the Channel.

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