We got to Governor’s Island at 8:45am. Swim start was 11:25. After checking in Anh and I found a spot and just relaxed for the next few hours before the start.
Average swimmer like myself were on the second of three ferries out to the start. There were 8 waves. I was in wave 4.
Contrary to the Liberty Island swim this Ferry took us out away from the docking area to a deep water start. The length of the swim was 2 miles.
After jumping in we swam to the start buoys which was a short 2 minute swim away which made for a short warmup.
I was able to spot Anh with the camera cheering me on from the dock. This was a very spectator friendly race as they were able to follow us along most of the swim.
I tried my best to swim as straight as possible with the aid of the buoys but still found it a bit difficult. Also the buoys were wider apart in some areas.
The water temperature was 74 degrees. The view of New York city line was a bit foggy but that did not affect my sighting.
At times I was able to keep with small groups of swimmers but mostly I was swimming solo.
This has been two or three NYC Swim events I’ve done for the year. I’m now looking forward to the 10K swim in September.