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The 30th Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla attracts a record 421swimmers and raises an estimated $225,000; swimmer Shawn McNulty, with daughter Nicole, is top fundraiser at $35,215; Provincetown Harbormaster’s Office honored; surprise marriage proposal accepted.

PROVINCETOWN, MA. With hurricane Irma looming on everyone’s mind, the 30th Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla welcomed a record 421 swimmers to the seasonally warm waters of Provincetown Harbor with a light northeast breeze and sunny blue skies. This post-Labor Day community celebration and fundraiser generated an estimated $225,000 for AIDS, women’s health […]

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Is there a place beyond love? Yes says Jonathan Scott. Awe!

Late last summer he was able to slowly walk across Herring Cove Beach and fall into the water, managing to swim a few yards. A year of intestinal cancer treatments, including ten months in bed, had left Jonathan Scott feeling like an alien. But he instinctually came home to the water, swimming had always been […]

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Tracey Primavera: Vulnerability can change the world

She’s the smiling lady who sat on the Post office steps in the evening sharing her vision for the planet. Tracey Primavera had a mission of bringing peace to the world – one rainbow peace flag at a time. For a decade, until 2014, thousands of people agreed to join her, hanging them from flagpoles, […]

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William Yepes: swimming to citizenship

His passion is swimming. Yet William Yepes had reason to be afraid of his first harbor Swim for Life in 2010. Not only was open water swimming a challenge, but he was afraid his asthma would kick in, which it did. He hailed a kayaker over and was ready to call it quits when he […]

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Provincetown Swim for Life reception at Seashore Point, Tuesday, August 22

The Residences at Seashore Point invites the public to a reception celebrating the Provincetown Swim for Life’s 30th anniversary on Tuesday, August 22 from 6:00 -7:30pm. Seashore Point, located at 100 Alden Street,  is a sponsor of the Swim for Life. The event will feature stories from swimmers Mark Boucher and Arthur Richter, and tales […]

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Drs. O’Malley and Ryder honored by Provincetown Community Compact at Peregrine Theatre Swim for Life Benefit, August 8.

Drs. Brian O’Malley and Wilsa Ryder honored by Provincetown Community Compact at Peregrine Theatre Benefit for The Compact’s 30th Swim for Life, August 8. Sponsored by Berta Walker Gallery. The Provincetown Community Compact will honor Drs. Brian O’Malley and Wilsa Ryder on Tuesday, August 8 at 7:30 pm at a benefit performance of Elegies for […]

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Jane Barber: “These are my people”

Jane Barber loves everything about the Swim – the electric energy she feels when she arrives at the Boatslip deck in the morning to register and immerse herself in the camaraderie and anticipation of the 1.4-mile swim ahead. It’s not a race but inclusive of all. The open water crossing takes her from a sense […]

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Swim for Life Celebrates 30th anniversary September 9, 2017

Year one: September 9, 1988. There was an offshore breeze, the water was unusually cold, but eighteen swimmers showed up with just ten days notice. $6,000 was raised for the Provincetown Positive People with AIDS Coalition. The swimmers sang, “Row, row, row your boat” and took the plunge to the sound of bagpipes. When they […]

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The Compact and its Founder and Director receive a Provincetown Film Fest Award

The Provincetown Community Compact and its founder and director, artist Jay Critchley, were given special recognition from the 2017 Provincetown Film Festival for 30 years of community building, which includes the 30th Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla (Sept. 9). One of The Compact’s initiatives, the Think-ubator, nurtures grass roots projects through tax-deductible fiscal sponsorship. […]

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