Celebrate with us − Sept 12, 2015

Love the journey. *

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.


Swim for Life initiates the “Satellite Swim”

Satellites, and their planets, are in the news lately, and the Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla is adding its own version. The recent breathtaking images of Pluto and its satellite, Charon, offer us an ancient, timely example for the Swim’s latest idea: the Satellite Swim. What if you want to swim but can’t make […]

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Artist Zehra Khan designs 2015 Swim for Life Image

Exactly 100 years ago artists got tired of carving into separate wood blocks for each color in a design and began using one block with a groove between the colors. This simple, ingenious method became know as the Provincetown Print. The groove became a white line, thus, the “white line woodblock print”. The influence of […]

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Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla raises $200,000; 404 swimmers, 75+ kayakers, 150 volunteers participate

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 […]

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