Swim For Life & Paddle Floatilla

The Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, enters its fourth decade, raising funds for AIDS, women’s health & the community, including Cape Cod Children’s Place. The 31st Swim for Life will take place on Saturday, September 8 in magnificent Provincetown Harbor. Swimmers, kayakers, boaters and volunteers from across the US and beyond are invited to participate in the 1.4-mile harbor crossing. The annual, post-Labor Day event, which has raised over $5M for the community since its inception in 1988, and includes the Celebration of Life Concert, the Mermaid Brunch, and the Awards Ceremony.
The public is invited to greet swimmers beginning at 11:30 am on the day of the Swim. followed by the Mermaid Brunch on the Boatslip deck. The brunch is open to the public and is catered by Far Land Provisions. Provincetown’s own international performing artist, Zoe Lewis will provide the entertainment.
“The Compact, celebrating 25 years as a community building organization, is proud to support and nurture our vibrant community on this spiral spit of sand we call home,” states artist and director, Jay Critchley.
The Swim for Life builds community and provides year-round funding and support for social services, youth and educational organizations that include: AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod, Helping Our Women, Outer Cape Health Services, Soup Kitchen of Provincetown, Provincetown Rescue Squad, Lower Cape Ambulance, Accessible Provincetown, The Compact Community Fund, Provincetown Schools, West End Racing Club and Cape Cod Children’s Place.
This year’s t-shirt design, created from a Tree of Life image from Haiti and designed by Ellen Lebow with Andrea Pluhar, are available at Seamen’s Bank on Commercial Street in Provincetown.
To learn more about the swim for life visit their website

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