Provincetown Harbor is designated a “safe harbor” and is one of the largest natural harbors in the world. The Swim for Life is both a fundraising event and a celebration of this unique geological gift that gave birth to Provincetown and its symbiotic relationship to the sea. The activation of this water with human bodies navigating its magical essence, along with the neon-colored swim caps and kayaks, has become an important community tradition as we become more aware of the fragility of the natural environment and our place within it.
Come immerse yourself in the 1.4 mile swim, glide across the harbor’s surfaces as a swimmer or kayaker, or welcome swimmers on shore as a volunteer or cheerleader.
SPECIAL PRE-SWIM EVENTS CELEBRATING THE 30th SWIM FOR LIFE:
Provincetown Community Compact receives Award from Provincetown International Film Festival for 30 years of Community Building”, June 2017. Thanks Christine Walker!
Benefit performance, one-night-only: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
presented by Peregrine Theatre Ensemble & Berta Walker Gallery
Tuesday, August 8. Thank you Adam and Ben Berry!
Swim for Life Reception at Seashore Point, Tuesday, August 22. Thank you Mark Boucher and staff!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – all events free and open to the public.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Swimmer Orientation (optional, not required) – 1:00pm
Kayaker Orientation (optional, not required) – 2:00pm
Boatslip Beach Club beach, 161 Commercial Street
Celebration of Life Concert
UU Meeting House – 8:00pm, 236 Commercial Street (free). Produced by John Thomas
Signing of Prayer Ribbons
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, Boatslip Beach Club, 161 Commercial Street
Signing of Prayer Ribbons.
Kayak/Stand-up Paddle Boarders/Safety Boat Registration (on Boatslip beach)
Swimmer Registration, Boatslip Deck
Transport of swimmers to Long Point
Swim for Life Begins at Long Point
Public Greets Swimmers & Kayakers, Boatslip
Music by Zoe Lewis & friends
Mermaid Brunch by Far Land Provicions (public welcome, donations accepted), Boatslip deck
1:00pm (or after last swimmer arrives safely)