Sunday, July 31, 2011

Brooklyn Bridge Swim

450 swimmers jumped into the East River on Saturday for the 6th annual "Brooklyn Bridge Swim".

The race began in Brooklyn Bridge Park, with participants swimming under the Brooklyn Bridge, and finished on the Manhattan side of the East River.

The one-kilometer race also features the Battle of the Bridge, a race-within-a-race where a team of Brooklyn swimmers compete against a team of Manhattan swimmers.

The winner takes home the Roebling Cup which is named in honor of the bridge's designer, John Roebling.

Katherine O'Connor of Mount Vernon, NJ won the race with a time of 13 minutes and 30 seconds.

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