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.
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.