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Provincetown Swim for Life

Provincetown Swim Life

Photo by George Libone

What: The Swim for Life (Official website) is an annual 1.4 mile swim across Provincetown Harbor to raise money for several Ptown social services. Now in its 33rd year, the swim has grown to be one of the largest community gatherings on Cape Cod, bringing people together from around the country and around the corner.

When: Sat, 9/7/19 at 11 am. Complete schedule below.

Where: Boatslip Beach Club, 161 Commercial St | Directions

About the Swim for Life

The Provincetown Swim for Life was started in 1988 to raise awareness and funds to help those with AIDS in Provincetown. The first year 18 swimmers raised $6,000. Last year, 412 swimmers and over 75 kayakers participated to raise $225,000 for local charities, such as AIDS Support Group Cape Cod (ASGCC), Helping Our Women (HOW), Soup Kitchen of Provincetown (SKIP) and many more.

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2018 Schedule

We’ve left the 2018 schedule posted so you can get an idea about the weekend’s events. We’ll post the 2019 schedule as soon as it’s available!


Orientation (Optional)

Where: Boatslip Beach Club, 161 Commercial St | Directions

1 pm: Swimmer Orientation (optional, not required)
2 pm: Kayaker Orientation

Celebration of Life Concert and Signing of Prayer Ribbons

Time: 8 pm

Cost: Free

Location: UU Meeting House, 236 Commercial Street


Location for all events: Boatslip Beach Club, 161 Commercial St | Directions

*Storm date is Sunday, September 10

8:30 am-10 am

  • Signing of Prayer Ribbons
  • Kayak/Stand-up Paddle Boarders/Safety Boat Registration

9 am-10 am

  • Swimmer Registration
  • Transport of Swimmers to Long Point

11 am

Swim for Life Begins at Long Point

11:30am – 2 pm

Public Greets Swimmers & Kayakers. Entertainment by Zoe Lewis & Her Rubber Band

12 pm-2 pm

Mermaid Brunch

1 pm (or after last swimmer arrives safely)

Awards Ceremony

September 07 2019


Date: September 7
Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Boatslip Beach Club

161 Commercial Street
Provincetown,MA02657United States



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