Ederle Swim

The Ederle Swim was a 28 km (17.5-mile) race between The Battery (Manhattan Island) and Sandy Hook, New Jersey, named after Gertrude Ederle, who swam the route in 1925. It was organized annually by NYC Swim from 2006 to 2014.

The 2006, 2008, and 2010 Ederle Swims were held in late October, a time of year which made it one of the colder marathon swim races in the world. The 2011 Ederle Swim was held in the historically less common direction, from Sandy Hook to Manhattan. Several solo record attempts were also organized by NYC Swim during this era, and can be viewed on the New York Bay (solo) list. Special thanks to Michael Johmann for researching and compiling historical data on the Ederle Swim and earlier Manhattan-Sandy Hook swims.

After a hiatus following the closing of NYC Swim, the event was re-established by New York Open Water as the Ederle-Burke Swim in 2018.

Ederle Swim route
Route Swims Fastest
Sandy Hook to Battery 16 Evan Morrison - 05:24:53 (2011)
Battery to Sandy Hook 62 Reade Otto-Moudry - 04:40:01 (2013)

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2006 Oct 21

Battery to Sandy Hook (28.1 km)

Ederle Swim results - 2006
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 Nancy Steadman-Martin Female 52 05:53:12
2 Michelle Davidson Female 36 06:27:00

2007 Oct 6

Battery to Sandy Hook (28.1 km)

Ederle Swim results - 2007
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 Sebastian Neumayer Male 25 05:39:33
2 Stephen Junk Male 47 05:55:00
3 David Blanke Male 47 06:28:00
4 Marcy MacDonald Female 43 06:41:00
5 Lance Ogren Male 36 06:54:00

2008 Oct 26

Battery to Sandy Hook (28.1 km)

Ederle Swim results - 2008
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 Lance Ogren Male 37 05:20:00

2009 Oct 17

Battery to Sandy Hook (28.1 km)

Ederle Swim results - 2009
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 Julie Sheldon Female 37 06:14:00
2 Louis Osborn Male 49 06:18:00
3 Gregg Greene Male 07:00:00

2010 Oct 23

Battery to Sandy Hook (28.1 km)

Ederle Swim results - 2010
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 Lance Ogren Male 39 05:10:00
2 Elizabeth Fry Female 51 05:15:00
3 Mike Miller Male 56 05:20:00
4 Nancy Steadman-Martin Female 56 05:26:40
5 Louis Osborn Male 50-51 05:28:30
6 Michelle Davidson Female 40 05:32:00
7 David Barra Male 45 05:37:19
8 Eileen Burke Female 48 05:44:00
9 Lori Carena Female 57 05:58:00
10 Mo Siegel Male 59 06:15:28

2011 Oct 2

Sandy Hook to Battery (28.1 km)

Ederle Swim results - 2011
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 Evan Morrison Male 31 05:24:53
2 Reade Otto-Moudry Male 16-17 05:36:04
3 John Humenik Male 36 05:46:07
4 Marilee Kiernan Female 23 05:48:10
5 Janet Harris Female 45 05:55:43
6 Lance Ogren Male 40 06:02:26
7 Tobey-Anne Saracino Female 36 06:11:00
8 Genevieve Mackwood Female 51 06:32:07
9 Bridgette Hobart Female 48 06:44:00
10 Elaine Kornbau Howley Female 33 06:52:00
11 Eileen Burke Female 48-49 07:08:00
12 Eli Falcon Male 40 07:20:00
13 Willy Blumentals Male 07:35:00
14 Joni Young Female 50 07:38:00
15 Courtney Moates Paulk Female 41 07:59:20
16 Mo Siegel Male 60 08:09:00

2012 Aug 18

Battery to Sandy Hook (28.1 km)

Ederle Swim results - 2012
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 Thomas Schwartz Male 52 04:42:48
2 Humphrey Bohan Male 37 05:08:18
3 Mike O'Hare Male 05:12:01
4 Lennart Larsson Male 63 05:13:00
5 Kate Conklin Female 37 05:17:25
6 Yuta Tsuboi Male 39 05:21:00
7 Jim Boucher Male 52 05:33:00
8 Ellery McGowan Female 65 06:18:00
9 Melissa Kretschmer Female 50 05:38:00
10 Steve Faulkner Male 50 05:54:00
11 Ellen Weinberg Female 51 06:02:24
15 Meenakshi Pahuja Female 35 05:56:35
Ethan Herschenfeld Male 05:NA:00
Kenn Lowy Male 55 NA:NA:00

2013 Aug 18

Battery to Sandy Hook (28.1 km)

Ederle Swim results - 2013
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 Reade Otto-Moudry Male 18 04:40:01
2 Arthur Apgar Male 48 04:40:15
3 Mark Spratt Male 57 04:50:45
4 Barbara Held Female 59 04:56:57
5 Lynn Ascione Female 46 04:57:44
6 Jim Clifford Male 61 05:00:34
7 Roger Finch Male 56 05:11:32
8 Markus Marty Male 30-31 05:28:32
9 Charlotte Samuels Female 15 05:38:41
10 Solly Weiler Male 53-54 05:41:47
11 Melissa Kretschmer Female 51 05:47:51
12 Mariel Hawley Dávila Female 45 05:50:06
13 Susan Kirk Female 53 05:52:44
14 Ellen Weinberg Female 52 06:40:10
15 Ricardo Grossman Goldscheider Male 56 06:45:10

2014 Aug 10

Battery to Sandy Hook (28.1 km)

Ederle Swim results - 2014
Place Name Gender Age Nation Time
1 Lochie Hinds Male 18-19 04:51:28
2 Chad Schneider Male 40 05:25:20
3 Karyn Scherer Female 39 05:35:26
4 Mike Miller Male 60 05:45:57
5 Matthew O'Neill Male 36 05:49:15
6 Sean Nuttall Male 34-35 05:58:14
7 Andrea Varalli Male 44-45 06:02:06
8 Martino Caretto Male 63 06:10:59
9 Jim Braddock Male 59 06:11:26
10 Melissa Kretschmer Female 51-52 06:14:39
11 Paul Rekoff Male 55 06:21:12
12 Janine Serell Female 52 06:49:01

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