MIMS 2013 – Part 4 – An outsider’s opinion – Swimmer control and some miscellaneous items

Part 1. Introduction Part 2. Opening Opinion Part 3. Start timing and boat availability In Parts Two and Three, I raised a question, a question that overshadows much of the discussion of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and so needs to remain to the forefront.  What is the significant entry fee ($2150) per swimmer actually…

MIMS 2012 – Part 5 – Hudson River and Finish

MIMS 2012 – Part 1 – Three Rivers (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 2 – Race Day (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 3 – The start and the first hour (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 4 – The East and Harlem Rivers (loneswimmer.com) Advice for future MIMS applicants & particpants (loneswimmer.com) With the swing west across Spuyten Duyvil the…

MIMS 2012 – Part 4 – The East and Harlem Rivers

MIMS 2012 – Part 1 – Three Rivers (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 2 – Race Day (loneswimmer.com) MIMS 2012 – Part 3 – The start and the first hour (loneswimmer.com) For the three people who asked for this, sorry for the delay, it’s been a busy few weeks, Stephen Redmond and Channel swimmers are far more important.…

MIMS 2012 – Part 1 – Three Rivers

New York maps show Manhattan Island plumbing a line from north to south, bounded by three rivers, the East and Harlem rivers circumscribe the east curve of Gotham with the East River swerving out and around lower Manhattan, up through Hell Gate and the confluence of the East and Harlem rivers and the Long Island…