Boats & Observers Urgently Required for Manhattan Island Marathon Swim this Saturday!

** URGENT REQUEST! The Manhattan Island Marathon Swim organisers urgently require 5-10 motorised support boats and drivers, and 10-15 observers to help support this great event. Please help if you can, full details below. **

As you may have read in last week's blog, Swim Smooth's Head Coach Paul Newsome and six other swimmers from our Perth squads will attempt to swim the 46km (28.5 miles) circumference of Manhattan Island this Saturday as part of NYCSwim's annual Manhattan Island Marathon Swim.

NYCSwim have unfortunately had a number of support boats and observers pull out of the event at the 11th hour and are eagerly seeking assistance from anyone in the NYC area this weekend who could assist in the following areas:

- 5 to 10 motorised support boats (and drivers) of 19-40ft equipped with VHF radios and a swim ladder. Many boats were damaged internally by Hurricane Sandy recently and this damage is only coming to light as the owners are readying the vessels for the event this weekend. All drivers will be compensated for fuel expenses during the event.

- 10 to 15 observers to be aboard the motorised support boats, this will be a fantastic way to see the Big Apple and help support a world class event!

If anyone can help out with these two requests, please do contact NYCSwim directly at as soon as possible - your help will be gratefully received.

You can find out more about the swim at the NYCSwim's website here:

Swim Smooth


Michael H said...

I posted this on my Facebook page. Hopefully someone will read it and decide to volunteer. Or they know someone else with a boat.

Sean H said...

I sent this e-mail out to my local masters group (OWS) and triathlon club. Good luck guys

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