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.


Sunny skies greet 28th Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla; an estimated $200,000 raised for AIDS, women’s health & the community

PROVINCETOWN, MA. After two days of torrential rain and wind, the Provincetown annual Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla emerged on Saturday to clear blue skies, bright sunshine and warm and friendly water. In its 28th year, this traditional, post-Labor Day event generated an estimated $200,000 for AIDS, women’s health & the community with the […]

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Far Land Provisions receives Swim for Life Volunteer Award

The Red Rooster at Far Land Provisions is delightfully crowing this summer. Now in its twelfth year, with a second location at Herring Cove Beach, Far Land proprietors Jim Farley and Tom Boland have reached their goal of creating a nexus of the year round community. Witness the phenomenal response to their free Sunset Music […]

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Bill Silvestri, 25-year swimmer, receives The Compact Long Point Award

At its core, the Swim for Life, now in its 28th year, is a community event that spreads its largesse to numerous non-profit organizations that help create a healthy and sustainable community. The event relies, in large part, on swimmers who have made the Swim a priority in their lives and return year after year. […]

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