Governing Bodies

  • United States Masters Swimming
    The national membership-operated nonprofit organization that provides membership benefits to nearly 60,000 Masters swimmers across the country. 

  • Metropolitan LSMC
    The Local Masters Swimming Committees (LMSC) of the United States Masters Swimming (USMS). It governs masters swimming in New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island), Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), and the Lower Hudson Valley (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester Counties).

  • USA Swimming
    A 300,000 member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events, and education. 

  • FINA: World Swimming Organization
    The international governing body of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming..

Gear

  • Swim Outlet
    Largest online specialty shop for swimming, water polo, fashion, beach, and surf products in the US. 

  • Jack Rabbit Sports
    Running, swimming and triathlon specialty store. 

  • Paragons Sports
    New York's sports specialty store. 

  • Kiefer
    An online specialty shop for competitive swimwear, including swimming accessories, training products, and pool equipment. 

Advocacy

  • American Red Cross
    Teaches people of all ages and various abilities how to swim and be safe around the water. Offers courses in water safety and provide comprehensive training for lifeguard, instructors and aquatic facility management to help protect aquatic facility patrons.

  • NOAA Beach Safety Page
    If you are a frequent beach-goer, remember this page on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s website. You can keep tabs on real-time beach and water conditions, tide tables, weather warnings, and more.

  • SafeKids.org Water Safety
    Facts about water safety, drowning statistics, tips for safe swimming and boating, and lots more can be found on this page from SafeKids.org.

  • Swim Across America
    Dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming - related events.  

  • Swim Free
    A non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the level of safety for participants and organizers of events in and around the water. We accomplish our mission by providing safety certification programs for all types of event volunteers. These certified volunteers  can be utilized by race organizers to make events safer for all. 

  • The Pool Safely
    The Pool Safely campaign, an initiative of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, provides educational materials and messaging about drowning and entrapment prevention for children and families.

  • U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Provides resources on safe swimming and boating, water-related disease and injures, and specific conditions such as skin cancer and swimmer's ear.

New York Open Water

Tools & Resources

  • Swim News
    Sponsored by Swim News Magazine. Offers worldwide swimming news and information. 

  • Swimmer Guide
    An international descriptive database of accessible, full-size, year-round pools. 

  • Swimming World Magazine
    The world's leading independent resource for aquatic sports. Provides competitive swimming news and information, including meet results, recruiting and club pages.

Training

  • Go Swim 
    Free online videos and DVDs. 

  • Swim Plan
    Provides personalized swim training for beginner to advanced swimmers. Swim workout can be used for general fitness, triathlon training, open water training, Master and competitive swim training sessions. 

Triathlon

  • Ironman US Champion
    A 140.6 mile race, taking place in parts of New York City and New Jersey, making it the most metropolitan environment ever to host an Ironman. The course will include a 2.4 mile swim in the Hudson River; a 112 mile bike ride on the Palisades Parkway in Bergen and Rockland Counties; and a 26.2 mile run beginning in New Jersey and finishing in Riveside Park in Manhattan.

  • New York City Triathlon
    An Olympic Distance race consisting of a 1500m swim, a 40k bike, and a 10k run. Athletes brave the water of the mighty Hudson River, before biking along Manhattan's West Side highway. Finally, athletes put their running shoes for a run through New York's famed Central Park.

  • Central Park Triathlon
    A fundraiser for New York City - Department of Parks and Recreation. The entire race is held in Central Park, consisting of a 1/4 mile swim, 12 mile bike and a 3 mile run.