Spuyten Duyvil 10k

dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member
edited March 24 in General Discussion

Signed up for this! Your experiences/advice?

Thanks!

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  • bluemermaid9bluemermaid9 Boca Raton, FL, United StatesMember

    I did it last year and it was a blast so I'm coming back this year. I recommend swimming in CIBBOW's Triple Dip the day before. So much fun! When registration opens, I'll post it on the NY swim calendar.

    http://blogs.marathonswimmers.org/bluemermaid/2017/10/09/swimming-around-the-city/

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  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member
    edited March 26

    I did the Triple Dip mile a couple years ago--rough conditions! I think there was some blowback from a hurricane that weekend. I was glad just to finish! A friend who signed up for the 10k had to cut out after 5k b/c he didn't think he'd get home in time to fulfill some family obligations. But will say that swim gave me great rough water practice!

    bluemermaid9
  • bluemermaid9bluemermaid9 Boca Raton, FL, United StatesMember

    I think it's terrific to have the opportunity to do two very different kinds of swim during the same weekend!

    dpm50
  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    Will depend on when I can get away. Sometimes I have to work Saturdays. I did like how well organized the Triple Dip was. And it paid to show up! As the only woman in my age group, I actually got an award! :)

    bluemermaid9
  • rosemarymintrosemarymint Charleston, SCCharter Member

    I love this swim. I'm seriously considering flying in for the weekend if I can afford it.

    It's basically 2 fun hours of glorious Hudson River swimming at its best. Don't mind the mud at the finish, especially if you are on the longer end of the 10k.

    dpm50
  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    I'm not especially fast and I had wondered about the cut-off, but from what I've heard, the current assist really adds to one's speed. How much, in my case, remains to be seen. :)

  • bluemermaid9bluemermaid9 Boca Raton, FL, United StatesMember

    The current assist is a hoot! I finished in half my regular 10K time.

    dpm50
  • rosemarymintrosemarymint Charleston, SCCharter Member

    @dpm50 the current is strong enough that even the slowest of swimmers can finish well within the cut-off time. Just keep training and enjoy the swim. You won't be pulled.

    dpm50Jaimie
  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member
    edited March 27

    That's what I've heard.... also that the swag and the after party are pretty cool! :D

    Seriously, also training for the Great South Bay Swim, 5 point something mIles in July. Going to keep up w the training in the 2 months in between w some 100×100's and o.w.

    My distance isn't a lot now, 11k yards last week, but also working on technique and ready to expand distance.

  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    One other question: Does anyone have videos they can post here (links okay) or PM to me, especially of the start and finish. I found some but they all seem to be taken from the water, except for one when people were lined up before starting. One bit of concern I have is that if there's as strong a current as I've heard, getting to the first buoy and then from the last buoy to shore would mean a pretty wicked cross current to deal with. How do people work their way into and out of the swim (maybe a silly question...)? Thanks for any info/photos/videos! I

  • swimrn62swimrn62 NY, NYMember

    The tide isn't too strong right at the beginning so that shouldn't be a problem for you. If you're nervous you can ferry slightly north of the turn buoy, but both years I've done it, several people couldn't quite get to the turn buoy....if you can't make it, just go with the flow, no one has been DQ'd for that reason (as far as I know). They probably are stricter with swimmers in different heats than you and I will be in. Just swim out far enough to be sure you clear the bulkhead.

    At the end, there are so many kayak volunteers directing you to shore that you get plenty of warning; as you get close to shore the tide strength is quite diminished. Keep smiling and have fun!!

    dpm50
  • dpm50dpm50 PA, U.S.Senior Member

    Thanks, most helpful! Looking forward to it--and to seeing you there!

    swimrn62 said: The tide isn't too strong right at the beginning so that shouldn't be a problem for you. If you're nervous you can ferry slightly north of the turn buoy, but both years I've done it, several people couldn't quite get to the turn buoy....if you can't make it, just go with the flow, no one has been DQ'd for that reason (as far as I know). They probably are stricter with swimmers in different heats than you and I will be in. Just swim out far enough to be sure you clear the bulkhead.

    At the end, there are so many kayak volunteers directing you to shore that you get plenty of warning; as you get close to shore the tide strength is quite diminished. Keep smiling and have fun!!

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