Get Involved

Urban Swim is dedicated to providing safe access to local waterways, and to supporting the cause of clean water.   Join us in our efforts by volunteering to participate in Urban Swim events.    


Welcome to Urban Swim

Urban Swim events are multi-distance open water swim challenges and clinics designed to get you out into the open water where you live.

Whether you are a seasoned endurance athlete looking for the next adventure, or a beginner interested in learning more, we’ve got the event for you.


Liberty to Freedom Swim

Join us  for an iconic 2.2 mile swim from the Statue Liberty to the Freedom Tower.

Urban Swim Events

    Rose Pitonof Swim

    This annual event commemorates the historic swim of Rose Pitonof, World Champion Swimmer of the early 1900's.

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    Liberty to Freedom Swim

    On September 5th, 2012, the inaugural Liberty to Freedom Swim, featuring Big River Man Martin Strel, took place in New York Harbor.

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    Stuyvesant Cove Free Kayaking

    Join us for a paddle on New York City’s East River and be part of the movement to open up Manhattan’s  “East Coast”..

    Dock Share Program

    Our modular docks have provided Wounded Warriors and the New York City Tri with safe access to local waterways.        .