Centennial Celebration Of Rose Pitonof’s Swim In New York
Centennial Celebration Of Rose Pitonof’s Swim In New YorkCourtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Deanne Draeger replicated Rose Pitonof‘s 17-mile swim from East 26th Street in Manhattan to Steeplechase Pier in Coney Island in New York as a celebration of the 99th anniversary of her historic swim last year.
And Draeger is back at it again, “I am currently planning the centennial celebration of Rose’s swim and is looking for swimmers. I am very excited about this upcoming celebration. The swim is a blast: swimmers will enjoy a tidal assist, pass under Williamsburg, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Verrazano Bridges. They also have the Parachute Jump and Steeplechase Pier in sight during the last stretch. It should be between 6- and 8-hour total swim time. Overall, it is a relatively visually stimulating experience, which makes for a more fun swim.
I hope to provide more insight into Rose, the person, and the motivation behind her amazing accomplishments. The deadline for application is May 20th with a cost of US$800 for the fully-supported swim.”
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