8 Bridges Hudson River Swim - results index

The 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is a 7-day, 120-mile multi-swimmer stage swim in the Hudson River, founded in 2011 by David Barra and Rondi Davies. It is currenty organized by New York Open Water. Each stage of 8 Bridges connects two bridges over the Hudson, each approximately 15-20 miles apart. In order: Rip Van Winkle, Kingston-Rhinecliff, Mid-Hudson, Newburgh-Beacon, Bear Mountain, Tappan Zee, George Washington, and Verrazano Narrows.

8 Bridges Hudson River Swim route
Route Swims Fastest
Rip Van Winkle Bridge to Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge 88 Grace van der Byl - 04:31:18 (2012)
Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge to Mid-Hudson Bridge 53 Ryan McCabe - 05:21:37 (2019)
Mid-Hudson Bridge to Newburgh-Beacon Bridge 108 John Humenik - 03:39:51 (2014)
Newburgh-Beacon Bridge to Bear Mountain Bridge 100 Jen Schumacher - 03:49:33 (2020)
Bear Mountain Bridge to Tappan Zee Bridge 51 Grace van der Byl - 06:05:00 (2012)
Tappan Zee Bridge to George Washington Bridge 105 Lori King - 03:06:18 (2015)
George Washington Bridge to Verrazano Narrows Bridge 54 Grace van der Byl - 04:21:31 (2012)
Castelton on Hudson Bridge to Rip Van Winkle Bridge 3 Rondi Davies - 06:33:11 (2019)
Newbugh-Beacon - Bear Mtn - Newburgh-Beacon 1 Abigail Fairman - 11:06:27 (2021)

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  • 2011 (28 finishers)
  • 2012 (37 finishers)
  • 2013 (13 finishers)
  • 2014 (39 finishers)
  • 2015 (59 finishers)
  • 2016 (89 finishers)
  • 2017 (104 finishers)
  • 2018 (101 finishers)
  • 2019 (67 finishers)
  • 2022 (18 finishers)

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