The Lighthouse Swim

Sun September 8, 2024 Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 US Directions


Pay $100 and Raise $200 to Register!

The Lighthouse Swim

150 spots left. Registration Opens March 30, 2024 at 9:00am 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 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 breakfast 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 2024 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 6:30 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 7:45 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.


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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