NYC - Brooklyn Bridge Swim 2013
January 25, 2013 8:45 AM Subscribe
Have you participated in the annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim (or other similar NYC SWIM event)? If you or someone close to you has, I have a few questions.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to sports, hobbies, & recreation (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am signed up for the 7/7/2013 Brooklyn Bridge Swim
1. Do you have a recommended pool to complete the entry certification? Even after reviewing their website, I'm a little unclear on how exactly I get certified- just run up to a random staff member at the pool and ask them to sign it?
2. Do you have any general tips I should keep in mind? Things I should work on practicing?
3. Is the crowd who participates a friendly one, particularly towards "amateurs" like me? I'm not a great athlete, I'll be wearing a regular bathing suit and I'm probably a pretty slow swimmer; will people scoff at me? I can deal with that and it wouldn't prevent me from competing, but knowing about it in advance would be nice.