The River Pool at Beacon is hosting the 16th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim on Saturday, July 20, 2019 (raindate Sunday July 21st). All swimmers must pre-register to swim by Friday, July 19, 2019. Registration the day of race will not be allowed.
The race is a wonderful opportunity for experienced swimmers to swim about one mile (72 lengths of a standard 25 yard pool) across the Hudson River & raise funds to benefit non-profit volunteer organization River Pool at Beacon (501c3 tax-exempt organization). You can also learn more about The River Pool from this article we published about their 2018 opening.
Swimmers will check in on the Newburgh side of the river at Water St, Between 3rd St and 4th St. (UNICO Park Plaza) between 8:30-10:15am. The age for swimmers start at 10 years old but swimmers ages 10-17 need certification of ability signed by a coach or athletic director.
Family and friends are encouraged to drop swimmers off in Newburgh, watch them start the race, then drive across the bridge to Beacon to greet you coming out of the water. There will be light snacks, food, beverages available for purchase on the Beacon riverfront.
Kayak Escorts Wanted
In addition to swimmers, they are also looking for Kayak Escorts for the race to ensure the safety and well being of all swimmer as well as keeping them on-course. There are no registration fees to be a Kayak Escort.