Tag: 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

Swimmer Found

Swimmer Found Courtesy of CBS New York from the Hudson River and the The News & Observer in Durham, North Carolina. Services to honor and remember the life and legacy of Dr. Charles Michael van der Horst (January 4th 1952 - June 14th 2019) were held today in Durham, North Carolina.  A casket with meaningful reminders from his life were buried at the

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Charlie Lived Life To The Fullest

Charlie Lived Life To The Fullest Courtesy of Rondi Davies and David Barra, New York Open Water, Hudson River, New York. The family of Charles Van Der Horst of Chapel Hill, North Carolina is deeply saddened to confirm the loss of our beloved Charlie. He was participating in several stages of the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim when he went under at the

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Swimmer Lost

Swimmer Lost Courtesy of WOWSA, Hudson River, New York After enjoying a remarkable first five days in the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, the worst possible scenario occurred towards the end of Stage 6, known as The Palisades. The Palisades is a 25.2 km stretch in the Hudson River from the Tappan Zee Bridge to the George Washington Bridge. Rondi Davies

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Batchelder Bests The Beast

Batchelder Bests The Beast Courtesy of Rondi Davies, Hudson River, New York Open Water. Stage 5 - known as The Beast - of the 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim lived up to its name.  Usually the toughest stage of the 193 km event, conditions during The Beast were overcast and rainy with cooler air temperatures of 57-60°F throughout today. Downpours arrived soon

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Seven Stagers Continue Onto The Highlands

Seven Stagers Continue Onto The Highlands Courtesy of Rondi Davies, Hudson River, New York Open Water.   The 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is the longest open water swim in the world, at 193 km of stage swimming in 7 stages along the Hudson River. After swimming The Islands (29.4 km on Stage 1), The Lighthouses (31.8 m on Stage 2), 21.2 km on Stage 3, the

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