Open Water Swimmer Abby Bergman Aims for Triple Crown Achievement

On this July 14, 22-year-old open-water swimmer Abby Bergman will enter the Hudson River to solo swim 28.5 miles around Manhattan Island.

Bergman At Start Of Catalina Channel Solo Swim

The Triple Crown of marathon swimming consists of three iconic and grueling open-water distance swims. Achieving the Triple Crown has been on Abby Bergman's bucket list from the age of 12. Now at 22, she has conquered the Catalina Channel and the English Channel, and is poised to tackle the  monumental 28.5 mile swim around the Island of Manhattan on Saturday, July 14.

The swim presents its own unique challenges: circumnavigating the Island of Manhattan via the Hudson, Green and Harlem Rivers requires tremendous strength, consistency, endurance and timing as the tides ebb and rise causing strong currents and cross-currents. Once known as the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, now known as the Twenty Bridges Swim, the swim is a difficult yet awe-inspiring event. Each swimmer is guided by an experienced kayaker as all three rivers are busy waterways.

"I'm nervous but excited. A river swim like this is something I have never done before but I trust my training and I know I will be ready," Bergman shared.

Bergman's swim on July 14 can be followed live by and the whole race by The start time will around 9:00 a.m. EST. For more information or to contact Abby Bergman, go to



Categories: Sports, Fitness, and Recreation, Athletes, Exercise and Physical Fitness

Tags: femaleathlete, fitness, manhattanisland, marathonswimmer, openwaterswimming, swimming, triplecrown, twentybridgesswim

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About Abigail R Bergman

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Abigail Bergman is a 22-year-old Smith College graduate with a degree in neuroscience and exercise performance. Bergman is a marathon open water swimmer and butterfly swimmer and is beginning graduate school at the University of Chicago this fall.

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