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The Lighthouse Swim

Sun September 8, 2024 Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 US Directions
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Pay $100 and Raise $200 to Register!

The Lighthouse Swim

117 spots left. Registration ends September 5, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 14 - 100.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Kingsland Point Park
299 Palmer Ave.
Sleepy Hollow, NY US 10591


This is a beautiful and challenging three-mile swim across the majestic Hudson River from Nyack, NY to the historic village of Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Our goal is to give swimmers the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views as they swim across the Hudson River while supporting Feeding Westchester and other local charities.


Race Contact Info

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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers:

Q. Do I have to wear a swim buoy?

A.  Yes, it is required.

Q. Can I wear a wetsuit?

A. Yes, but if you start with it, you must finish with it.  Even if you were able to remove it in the middle of the river, there is no place to put it.

Q. Are fins allowed?

A. Yes, but if you start with them, you must finish with them.  Again, there is no place to put them if you take them off in the middle of the river.

Q. Will there be a bag drop off at Kingsland Point Park?

A. Yes, bags will not be allowed on the bus to Nyack.  We will have someone watching the bags while you are having fun in the river.

Q. Is there a time limit to complete the swim?

A. Swimmers have 3 hours to complete the swim.  You must be across the channel in two hours or you will be moved forward.

Q. Do we need our own kayak support?

A. No, but if you know someone who wants to volunteer as a kayaker, that would be awesome. The more, the merrier.  Have them register on as a kayak volunteer.

Q. Will the course be marked?

A. Yes, there will be plenty of buoys outlining the course.  Occasionally, the buoys can move, so pay attention to the kayakers instructions.

Q. What about food?

A. There will be water available before the race and a light lunch afterwards.

Q.  Will there be any refunds for the event?

A. No, there will be no refunds.  However, if the Coast Guard cancels the swim due to inclement weather your registration will be carried over to our 2025 swim.

Q.  What is the minimum age to participate in the swim?

A.  The minimum age for a swimmer is 14 with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.   

If you have any other questions, please email us at

General Information:

-The Lighthouse Swim is a 3-mile swim across the panoramic Hudson River starting in Nyack NY and ending at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow, NY.

-Check in will start at 7:00 AM at Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow.  There is no same day registration.

-Registration for the swim includes:

Entry into the swim

Bus transport to Nyack.


Continental Breakfast.


-Swimmers will be bused at 8:30 AM from Kingsland Point in Sleepy Hollow to the municipal boat launch, next to Memorial Park in Nyack to begin their swim. They will bring their goggles, caps and safety buoys on the bus.  If swimmers do not have a safety buoy, they will not be allowed to enter the water.  Do not bring any bags on the bus as they will be stranded in Nyack.

-The fee for this event is three hundred dollars.  One hundred dollars goes to cover event costs and two hundred dollars goes to local nonprofit charities, primarily Feeding Westchester.

- The Lighthouse Swim welcomes participants of all abilities, including those with physical disabilities. We embrace diversity and aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone can enjoy the experience of swimming in open water. To facilitate a seamless experience for all participants, we kindly ask for advance notice for logistical purposes. This allows us to make necessary arrangements, such as providing a kayak guide, and offer appropriate support to ensure that all individuals can fully enjoy their open water swimming experience. Please be aware that proof of open water swimming experience is a requirement for participation. Please contact us at with any questions and notifying us that you will be participating.

Release and Waiver of Liability , Assumption of Risk and Indemnification.

September 08, 2024

In consideration for taking part in any way in open water swimming, kayaking or any other activity in The VILLAGE OF NYACK, THE VILLAGE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, KINGSLAND POINT PARK,   (each individually or combined, the “Activities”), I, the undersigned, and if applicable on  behalf of the participant of minority age named below (the Minor), for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs and next of kin, hereby acknowledge and agree to the terms of Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnification Agreement (the “Agreement”) as follows:

1. I acknowledge, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of swimming, kayaking, and other types of physical activity and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper mental and physical condition to participate in the Activities.  I further agree and warrant that at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activities.

2. I fully understand that: (a) swimming, kayaking, and other physical activities involve risks and dangers of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death (“Risks”): (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating  in the Activities, or others acting outside of the Activities, the condition in which the Activities take place , or the negligence of the Releasees (as defined below): (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time, and I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs and damages I incur as a result of my participation in the Activities.

3. I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and hold harmless The Village Of NYACK, THE VILLAGE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, THE LIGHTHOUSE SWIM,INC  their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers,  members, volunteers, employees, affiliated boards and sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the activities take place, (each individually, a “Releasee,” and taken together the “Releasees”) from all liability ,claims and damages on my or the Minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused  in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite signing the Agreement, I or anyone on my behalf and/or my child’s behalf makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I will indemnify, save and hold harmless each the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability damage or cost that each and any of the Releasees may incur as the result of such claim.

4, The following rules are some, but, not all, of the requirements and regulations for participating in the Activities that I agree to comply with; additional requirements and regulations may be conveyed at a later time or date, which I agree to comply with:

5. ASSUMPTION of COVID-19 RISK: Participant acknowledge(s) and understand(s)  the following:  1. Participation includes possible exposure to illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce the risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist: 2. Participant knowingly and freely assumes all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if rising from the negligence or fault of the released parties; and 3. Participant hereby knowingly assumes the risk of injury, harm and loss associated with the event, including any injury, harm and loss caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the released parties.

Swim Participants: In order to participate in swim activities, I agree that I can and will comply with the following requirements and regulations when participating in the Activities: I will be able to swim 3 miles without assistance. I will wear a brightly colored swim cap. I will wear a safety buoy.  I will observe safety instructions given before and during the swim. I will immediately exit the water if conditions become dangerous or a signal is given to exit the water.  


Although the minimum donation is $200, please feel free to raise much more. Fundraising teams are a great idea and can be created on our web site. We love the idea of teamwork. Here are just a few ideas but we’re sure there are some other very creative ideas out there.   

-Sell a service i.e., gardening, swim lessons, cook a meal

-Bake Sale


Fundraisers who reach $500 will receive extra swag and there will be a prize for the top fundraiser. This is where the Lighthouse Swim hopes you get competitive. Good luck fundraising and have fun.

 Kayakers and boaters are welcome to fund raise.

Entrance Fee

The fee to participate in the Lighthouse Swim is $300.00.  $100 of the registration fee will be used to support event expenses. The remaining $200, which you can either personally contribute or raise though fundraising efforts, will be part of the Lighthouse Swim's contribution to local charities. As a participant, you will be automatically registered as a fundraiser and the $200 will be charged to your credit card if you have not raised the money..  It would be great if you are able to raise more than the required $200 amount. 



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