Celebrate with us − Sept 10, 2016

Love the journey. *

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.


Provincetown Community Compact presents the Swim for Life

Begun in 1988, the Swim for Life immediately took on a life of its own. The enthusiasm of our community and the urgent need to confront AIDS forged a bond that has continued to strengthen over 30 years. By 1992, 128 swimmers raised $35,000 for the Provincetown AIDS Support Group and People with AIDS Coalition. […]

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Swim for Life to honor Orlando victims

Provincetown Banner, June 30, 2016.  Organized to fight HIV/AIDS, rampant homophobia and an unresponsive government and medical system, the Swim for Life will honor the victims of the Orlando massacre at its September 10 fundraiser. The name of each victim, and those injured, will be inscribed on a colored ribbon and added to the 2,800 […]

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Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla Sept 10, 2016

Greetings Swimmers, Kayakers, Boaters, Volunteers and Friends, First, in this time of horrendous violence, I’d like to thank you for being part of the Swim for Life community. We are hope! Summer weather is slowly moving in and the harbor and town are coming to life.  Hope you all had a splendid winter and spring […]

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