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04
Aug

Swim25: After the Tsunami

State Troopers and their horses had left a couple of weeks before the 1989 Swim, invited to Town after an unmentionable sign in a quiet march for AIDS awareness sparked a tsunami in the community. The Carnival Parade was cancelled, but ACT UP members marched anyway. People were dying of AIDS. The fishing industry was […]

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20
Jul

Eighteen Swimmers, Sept 11, 1988

Twenty-five years ago eighteen swimmers responded to an idea – swim across Provincetown Harbor to celebrate the heart of Provincetown and raise funds to fight a virulent virus called HIV. Sure there were stories of a couple of guys who had braved the crossing years ago, but there wasn’t much encouragement in 1988. Beaches along […]

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05
Jul

Swim featured on NBC Ch10 in RI

The First Swim, 1988 (2012 design). The Swim was recently featured on NBC Ch10 in Providence, Rhode Island. Please share. Thanks, Jay  

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20
May

2011 Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla attracts 397 swimmers and 75 kayakers; raises $200,000+

With a brisk northeast wind and chilly, choppy water, 397 swimmers from Australia to California – supported by 75 kayakers – crossed Provincetown Harbor to the Boatslip beach under sunny skies to raise funds for AIDS, women’s health and the community. An estimated $190,000 was raised in pledges, donations and t-shirt sales. It was the […]

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10
Sep

2010 Provincetown Swim For Life & Paddler Flotilla has Record Turnout

405 swimmers raise $200,000 for AIDS, women’s health & the community.   Provincetown, MA. A record 405 swimmers from across the country plunged into the choppy, cool waters of Provincetown Harbor for a fundraiser that brought in over $200,000 for AIDS, women’s health and the community. Ann Maguire received the David Asher Memorial Volunteer Award for her long […]

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15
Sep

Provincetown Swim For Life Attracts Record 363 Swimmers and Raises an Estimated Record of $170,000+

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 15, 2009 PROVINCETOWN SWIM FOR LIFE ATTRACTS RECORD 363 SWIMMERS AND RAISES AN ESTIMATED RECORD OF $170,000+; TUMULTUOUS WEATHER CLEARS FOR THE 22ND ANNUAL COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER; LIVE BROACAST ON WOMR 92.1 FM RADIO. Provinceown, MA.  Amidst tumultuous weather conditions that cleared for the event, a record 363 swimmers braved choppy but seasonally warm […]

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