For live updates of my Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS) on August 1st, please follow the swim blog. 

28.5 miles / 46 km AROUND MANHATTAN

In my attempt to swim 28.5 miles / 46 km around Manhattan I am raising funds for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help protect our waters.

Read more about the charities and the swim below.

UPDATE: Swim completed in 8 hrs 8 min. 


I've supported the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) for the last 20 years and truly believe in their global work, especially their Oceans and Fresh Water initiatives. Please consider donating to the WWF in support of my swim and help protect our waters. Donate above.


Additionally, a portion of all donations will benefit, a NY organization that promotes the health improvement of children and adults through swim. Donate above.

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Starting from Battery Park 'Pier A', cutting around the southern tip of Manhattan up the East river past Hell's Gate into the Harlem River to Spuyten Dyvil, the northern tip of Manhattan, ending up in the Hudson River all the way south to Battery Park.



The Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (MIMS) dates back to at least 1915 and is recognized as the longest annually held swim race in the world. To this day, less than 1000 swimmers have gone around the island. MIMS is also one of the three swims to complete for the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.




Swiss-bred, New York City based aspiring filmmaker who found his passion for Open Water Swimming when moving to NYC in my twenties. In 2013 I completed the Ederle Swim from Manhattan to Sandy Hook, all in preparation to one day circumvent Manhattan Island. 

The race is planned for August 1st, 2015. This date has further significance; it is Swiss National Day - the celebration of the foundation of the Swiss Confederacy.