Manhattan Island Marathon Swim route, counter-clockwise
On June 24, 2006, the intrepid Credit Suisse Corporate Relay Swim Team braved the waters around Manhattan, competing for the fourth time in the annual Manahattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS) while raising money for charities in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
To date, thousands of men and women from all corners of the world, whether solo or as part of a team, have completed the 28.5 mile swim that goes full circle from the South Cove up the East River, accross Manhattan through the Harlem River, and down the Hudson to finish back at the starting point.
Strictly controlled and well executed, the MIMS, along with ten other shorter distance swims, is organized by the Manhattan Island Foundation, Inc. (MIF). MIF is a 501c3 founded in 1993 to support and expand public Lean-to-Swim programs throughout New York City and aid the efforts to clean and protect the waters that sorround New York. Having swum through the flotsam and jetsam in the rivers around Manhattan on four different occassions, I can certainly vouch for the indispensability of the latter.