TheĀ MIMS application went online at 1pm Eastern today, as scheduled. I was no later than the 8th solo swimmer to submit a complete application, so I should be in good shape to make the 25-person field. By 2pm Eastern, 40 solo swimmers had applied.

I now await word from the committee who reviews the applications. It could be a few days. Did I dot all my I’s and cross all my T’s? Let’s hope so.

6 thoughts on “11/1/2010”

      1. I think technically all it means is that my application is complete, has been reviewed, and is therefore “approved.” The application procedures state that “enrollments are approved on a first-come, first-served, first-completed, first-accepted basis,” so I think it also means that I’m in. But I’m not going to call it official until the the field is complete, or until I get an email confirmation. (I should note, as well, that they charged my credit card.)

      2. Update: I’m in. From the NYC Swim site:

        Enrollment Update: General enrollment for the 2011 Manhattan Island Marathon Swim is now closed. A partial field of solo swimmers has been accepted on a first-come, first-served, first-completed (including medical form, qualifying swim and crew enrollments) basis and in keeping with our Field Diversity objectives. The remaining solo enrollments will be evaluated by the MIMS Application Committee on or before Saturday. Reviewed in the order they were completed (including crew enrollments), the applicants will be evaluated on their commitment, thoroughness and likelihood of a successful circumnavigation.

    1. Good to hear from you Todd, and thanks! I don’t really have a goal time; the tides and conditions on June 18 will affect that as much as my swimming speed. If there is a goal, it’s to swim a smart race and have a strong finish through the lower Hudson. If I can do that, everything else take care of itself.

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