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Celebrate with us − Sept 6, 2014

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 26th 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.


2014 Swim poster by BJO Nordfelt (1916)

Swim for Life celebrates the town’s art and culture. Download + print poster. Provincetown is a crossroads, luring people from across the planet to this spiral spit of sand. From the Portuguese in the 1800s to the artists who flocked to New York and here after WWI, it is a fertile place. During a decade […]

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27th Swim for Life set for Sept 6, 2014

Please join the hundreds of swimmers, friends and paddlers from across the United States who consider Provincetown, Massachusetts their spiritual home, and return to participate in the annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, Sept 6, 2014. This fundraiser of the Provincetown Community Compact supports vital year round services for AIDS, women’s health and the […]

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Wellesley High School Swim Team Lauded

Wellesley High School Swim Team has energized the Swim for Life for a decade and receives deserved recognition. Their cheers are emblamatic of the high energy at the event. Thanks you!!    

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