To participate as a swimmer, you must register and submit a $50 application fee. 
A minimum of $400 in sponsorship pledges must be received by June, 21 2013. NOTE: Registration for the Swim closes once we reach maximum capacity of 500 swimmers, so be sure to sign up early!

Individual Swimmer

All swimmers in this level must be 18 years or older and in good physical condition, as specified in the Waiver of Responsibility. In addition,

  • You must have completed the Save The Bay Swim in one hour and 20 minutes or less in the past three years; OR
  • You must provide either: 
    • Written documentation on official stationery that you have completed another long-distance, open-water swim in the past three years or less (mail, fax or email a copy of your results with the name of the event, contact person, date and distance); OR
    • A letter signed by a witness (a coach, lifeguard or staff member who works at the pool in which you perform your swim test), who has witnessed you swimming two miles in a pool in an hour or less. This letter must be written or typed on official letterhead of the organization where the pool is located. It must also include the time in which you completed the two miles, along with the date the test was performed. All qualifications are subject to approval by Save The Bay.

Swimmer with Kayaker

All swimmers who do not meet the Individual Swimmer criteria must swim with a kayaker. See Kayaker Qualifications. All swimmers in this level must be 15 years or older and in good physical condition, as specified in the Waiver of Responsibility. In addition,

  • You must provide your own kayak and kayaker to accompany you along the swim course.
  • If you are ages 15-17, you must also provide the following:

Swimmers with Kayakers will be assigned to one of three groups, based upon receipt of your registration. Once the first group is full, swimmers will be assigned to the second and third groups. There will be a five-minute period between the starting time of the three groups.

Save The Bay reserves the right to accept or reject any participant, based on the official entry criteria. Participants who do not comply with the safety regulations established in the Safety Briefing will be barred from participation in future Save The Bay Swims.


Kayaker Qualifications
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