Professional open water swimmers from all over the world are now on their way to New York after the successful Copenhagen pro swim.
Some swimmers will have their home coaches fed them from the feeding stations. Others will bring along their family members or friends to provide hydration in the 76˚F (24˚C) waters of New York Harbor.
NYC Pro Swim volunteers are available to the swimmers who will need a local feeder to help them during the race. For open water enthusiasts in the New York City area, it is a unique opportunity to get involved first-hand and up close in a professional marathon swim.
The entrants include Fesenko Sergiy and Inga Kozur of Azerbaidjan, Ana Marcela Cunha, Allan Do Carmo and Poliana Okimoto of Brazil, Petar Stoychev of Bulgaria, Karla Sitic of Croatia, Mathilde Riis Sørensen of Denmark, Andres Olvik of Estonia, Richard Charlesworth, David Davies, Daniel Fogg, Cassandra Patten and Keri-Anne Payne, Thomas Lurz and Angela Maurer of Germany, Odette Saldivar, Ivan Lopez, Rodrigo Elorza, Alejandra Gonzalez, Daniel Delgadillo and Luis Escobar of Mexico, Kane Radford of New Zealand, Evgeny Drattsev and Vladmir Dyatchin of Russia, Chad Ho of South Africa, Swann Oberson of Switzerland, Lisa Broadfield, Emily Brunemann, Fran Crippen, Charles Cullom, Eva Fabian, Arthur Frayler, Andrew Gemmell, Heidi George, Emily Hanson, Christine Jennings, Alex Meyer and Barton Well of the USA and Roberto Penaillilo of Chile.
Mathilde Riis Sørensen (shown on left) and Andres Olvik will also compete in Friday's Governors Island 2-mile Race which will be a good experience for Sunday's NYC Pro Swim.
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