No, a swimming portion has not been added to the New York City Marathon, However, Whitney (left), Michael and Hilary Phelps did get in the pool last month as a promotion for Whitney's participation in the marathon.
Julie Scharper has written for the Baltimore Sun since 2006 and covered City Hall for three years, among other beats. She is a fourth-generation Baltimorean, the descendant of Pigtown speakeasy owners,
and among the first in her family to pronounce the “t” in Baltimore. She spent several years living in radiator-rattling distance from The Hippo in Mount Vernon, but now resides in Wyman Park with Mr. Insider and Baby Insider.