Warm but choppy water and a warm southwest wind greeted 404 swimmers, 75+ kayakers and safety boats and 150 volunteers on Saturday at the 27th annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, which raised an estimated $200,000 for AIDS, women’s health & the community. As a good omen, a pod of dolphins appeared in […]
Celebrate with us − Sept 12, 2015
When people gather with passion and vision great things are accomplished. For 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 narly $3M for AIDS, women’s health and the community.
Celebrating its 28th 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 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.
Terry McCumber, general manager, and Marion Sharp, majority owner of the Boatslip. For full schedule: www.swim4life.org
She’s five years old and she’s doing the Swim for Life – in a pool. He’s turning 60 and he’s climbing the Rockies for the Swim for Life. While neither will test their abilities in the waters of Provincetown Harbor on September 6, for both, this post-Labor Day tradition has been an inspiration. Abby’s dad, […]