Celebrate with us − Sept 9, 2017

Love the journey. *
When people gather with passion and vision great things are accomplished. For three decades, 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 30th 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), sponsored by the Provincetown Community Compact, 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 2800 Prayer Ribbons.

William Yepes: swimming to citizenship

His passion is swimming. Yet William Yepes had reason to be afraid of his first harbor Swim for Life in 2010. Not only was open water swimming a challenge, but he was afraid his asthma would kick in, which it did. He hailed a kayaker over and was ready to call it quits when he […]

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Provincetown Swim for Life reception at Seashore Point, Tuesday, August 22

The Residences at Seashore Point invites the public to a reception celebrating the Provincetown Swim for Life’s 30th anniversary on Tuesday, August 22 from 6:00 -7:30pm. Seashore Point, located at 100 Alden Street,  is a sponsor of the Swim for Life. The event will feature stories from swimmers Mark Boucher and Arthur Richter, and tales […]

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Drs. O’Malley and Ryder honored by Provincetown Community Compact at Peregrine Theatre Swim for Life Benefit, August 8.

Drs. Brian O’Malley and Wilsa Ryder honored by Provincetown Community Compact at Peregrine Theatre Benefit for The Compact’s 30th Swim for Life, August 8. Sponsored by Berta Walker Gallery. The Provincetown Community Compact will honor Drs. Brian O’Malley and Wilsa Ryder on Tuesday, August 8 at 7:30 pm at a benefit performance of Elegies for […]

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