The Lap Swim Program Started Yesterday

And yeah, I was there. I swam 240 laps (that’s 2 miles plus 16 laps). I have to miss a bunch of nights so I can’t actually win the thing, but I’ll be able to swim 25 miles which is enough to get invited to the dinner at the end of the summer.

Except I know myself. It’s going to bug me. Maybe I’ll be able to swim enough to come in third.

Backstory: Every summer the NYC Parks & Recreation Department sponsors a summer lap swim contest. Anyone who swims 25 miles by September 2nd gets a tshirt and is invited to a celebration at the end of the summer. There’s also a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophy for the man and the woman who swim the most miles in their division at their pool between 7/5 and 8/5.

Two more shots from Fort Tryon Park. I love these steps to nowhere. There were a few sets of steps like this, but this one was the prettiest.

Fort Tryon Park, 2016

Fort Tryon Park, 2016

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “The Lap Swim Program Started Yesterday

  1. I just now realized that the “Centre for Medieval Art” IS the Cloisters! I haven’t been there in… 40 years. Somehow, I didn’t realize it was in this park.

  2. Yeah, I thought you could see it rising out of the trees, but maybe that’s only in winter, because I couldn’t see it until I was within a 100 feet of it.

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