Portland’s Bridges Draw Serious Swimmers


Portland’s Bridges Draw Serious Swimmers

2015pdxbridgeswim-109-X3Sellwood, Ross Island, Tilikum Crossing, Marquam, Hawthorne, Morrison, Burnside, Steel, Broadway, Freemont, Burlington Northern & St. John’s; twelve bridges in 11 miles!

The Portland Bridge Swim, nicknamed Marisa’s Bridge Party, was started in 2011 by Marisa Frieder with just a few swimmers.  It was cancelled last year during the swim due to dangerous weather conditions, so this year there were 60 individual swimmers and 10 relays involved.  Swimmers and their escorts left the dock in waves.  Water temperature was between 780-790 [taken at the Morrison Bridge].  Photos came from Brad Bachulis and from an unknown source.

Enjoy the swim in photos!  Let’s go!

View Photos: 2015 Portland Bridge Swim Photos

Information for your next year’s swim:  http://portlandbridgeswim.com/

Results for 2015:  http://swimoregon.org/results/

Sellwood, the first bridge

Sellwood, the first bridge

We are ready

We are ready

Is it time yet?

Is it time yet?

Getting quickly into cold water is the easiest?!?!

Getting quickly into cold water is the easiest?!?!

Getting quickly into cold water is the easiest?!?!

Getting quickly into cold water is the easiest?!?!

Every kayak marks a swimmer

Every kayak marks a swimmer

Safety in numbers

Safety in numbers

Beautiful backdrop of Portland

Beautiful backdrop of Portland

The end: St. John’s Bridge

The end: St. John’s Bridge

Marisa Frieder: swim organizer

Marisa Frieder: swim organizer


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