New York Open Water
David Barra, Rondi Davies, and Alex Arévalo of New York Open Water]] Rondi Davies and Alex Arévalo is a nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year, part of the WOWSA Awards, an annual recognition of outstanding men, women, performances and offerings around the globe sponsored by the World Open Water Swimming Association]] David Barra and Rondi Davies of New York Open Water won the 2016 Streeter Award for Service to Marathon Swimming from the Marathon Swimmers Federation]] David Barra, Rondi Davies, and Alex Arévalo of New York Open Water]] New York Open Water is an open water swimming organization that stages a variety of open water swims in New York.
- 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, a 120-mile (193 km) stage swim down the Hudson River
- 20 Bridges, a Circumnavigation Swim of Manhattan, a 28.5-mile (45.8 km) marathon swim around Manhattan Island in New York, U.S.A.
- 40 Bridges - Double Manhattan Island Swim, a two-loop circumnavigation around Manhattan Island in New York, U.S.A.
- 2 Bridges Swim, a 2.5 km and 5 km fast and scenic course in the Hudson River.
- Governors Island Swim, a 2-mile swim that start at Castle Williams, goes counterclockwise around Governors Island, and ends at Pier 101.
- Spuyten Duyvil 10K, a 10 km course starting at Yonkers and finishing in Manhattan along a current-assisted route through tumultuous the Spuyten Duyvil where the Harlem River meets the Hudson.
2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees
1. 48 Braçades by Miquel Suñer (Spain)
2. Blue Journey Dangerous Waves Project by Bruckner Chase (USA)
3. Global Swim Series by Rob Kent & Dylan Kent (Canada)
4. LongSwimsDB by Evan Morrison (USA)
5. New York Open Water by David Barra, Rondi Davies & Alex Arévalo (USA)
6. Open Water Swim Academy by Dan Simonelli (USA)
7. Outdoor Swimmer by Simon Griffiths (Great Britain)
8. Sea Donkey with Adrian Sarchet (Guernsey)
9. Shark Bait by Dr. Seán O’Connell (Bermuda)
10. Swim Argentina by Matías Ola (Argentina)
11. The Channel of Bones with Toni Enderli (South Africa)
12. Travessia do Leme ao Pontal by Adherbal de Oliveira & Renato Ribeiro Barbosa (Brazil)
2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination
New York Open Water has rapidly stamped and shared its vision on the marathon swimming world. The event management entity has taken the energy and opportunities of the defunct NYC Swim to a new level. David Barra, Rondi Davies and Alex Arévalo built upon the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim and other established swims around New York City – and extended and strengthened the opportunities to swim around, in and near the Big Apple. From the nearly impossibly long 91.8 km 40 Bridges Double Manhattan Island Swim to the most definitely long 193 km 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim, the passionate trio has built a solid foundation of races for the world’s most extreme marathon swimmers. For reviving and expanding the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim as the 20 Bridges event, for creating and hosting the longest solo marathon swims and stage swims in the world, for attracting swimmers from around the world to New York, New York Open Water is a worthy nominee for the 2017 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.