2016 New Amsterdam City Swim cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions
New York, N.Y. (June 14, 2016) – The New Amsterdam City Swim (NACS) was canceled this past Sunday due to unsafe weather conditions in the New York City area. Due to strong winds, the Hudson River was determined to be unsuitable for the swim by safety director Carl Steiniger after consultation with the New York Police Department and harbor authorities.
Despite the cancellation, NACS raised over $650,000 for ALS research; $500,000 of which will be doubled by ALSA, the American organization for ALS. Proceeds will be donated to Project MinE, a research initiative with the objective of discovering the genetic cause of ALS.
NACS extends a big “thank you” to the 340 people who signed up to jump in the Hudson River for the cause, and everyone who donated to help find a cure and raise awareness of ALS. NACS is currently preparing for the next swim that will take place in London in 2017.
For more information and to donate to the cause, please visit NewAmsterdamCitySwim.org.