Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The 8 Bridges Swim

Yesterday we had the privilege of bringing several journalists out on the river to cover the 8 Bridges Swim. The 8 Bridges Swim is running from the Rip Van Winkle Bridge near Catskill to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City, covering 120 miles of river. The swim is benefitting Riverkeeper, Launch 5, and Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimming Inc.

Here's some footage taken by our friends from Launch 5:

And some photos of the swimmers as they were interviewed by a journalist from the Journal News:

Thank you to the 8 Bridges team for including us in their event, and also highlighting the need for improved water quality in the Hudson River.

photo credit: Rob Friedman

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