After a stormy week of weather, the 29th Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla was greeted on Saturday with partly sunny skies, warm water and a mild Southeast breeze. This post-Labor Day community celebration and fundraiser generated an estimated $225,000 for AIDS, women’s health & the community with the support of 412 swimmers, 75+ […]
Celebrate with us − Sept 10, 2016
When people gather with passion and vision great things are accomplished. For over a quarter century, in one of the largest natural harbors in the world, thousands of swimmers braved its unpredictable waters − its chilly currents, surging tides, and their deep fears − raising $4M for AIDS, women’s health and the community.
Celebrating its 29th year, this quintessential Provincetown tradition symbolizes the heroic efforts of a community devastated by the pandemic and its unequivocal response to it. The Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla (a 1.4 mile swim) has become a catalyst for a nurturing community, offering connectedness, healthy exercise and continuity for those who return year after year.
* Written on one of 2500 Prayer Ribbons.
She grew up in Rottingdean, a small fishing village on the south coast of England. “All the old ladies had poodles. In Provincetown it’s the young gentlemen with their tiny dogs,” Zoe Lewis explains. There are smugglers caves and tunnels under the town and the famous writer, Rudyard Kipling, lived there. It was music and […]
The safety of swimmers is the number one priority of the Swim for Life. It requires a coordinated effort from Swim medical personnel and the Provincetown Rescue Squad on shore, and kayakers, motorboats, the Harbormaster, US Coast Guard the Center for Coastal Studies and lifeguards on the water to ensure the safety of each and every swimmer. The event […]