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Saturday, July 17, 2010

START TIME: 6:30 a.m. / Registration begins at 4:30 a.m.  (Fog Date: Sunday, July 18) For Swim postponement updates due to weather, please check this page through 3:00am on Saturday, July 17.
AFTER 3:00am, please call 401-272-3540, x140 for a recorded message about any last-minute weather changes.NOTE: The average water temperature of the Swim route this week is 72 degrees.

The 34th annual Citizens Bank / Save The Bay Swim will be SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010. Please join us for the 1.7-mile journey from Newport to Jamestown.

As our signature event, the annual Save The Bay Swim raises funds that support our efforts to protect, restore, explore and connect people to Narragansett Bay and its watershed.

“It’s great to see such positive support especially in an economy that is not so favorable. It makes my swim training that much more meaningful to know that people are willing to support such a great cause.”
 
~ Julie Batcho (1st year swimmer from Newport)

 

    2010 marks Save The Bay's 40th anniversary, so this Swim will be part of a year-long celebration of the Bay. Be a part of the fun! Remember, the Swim is about more than just swimming. It's a community effort toward preserving Rhode Island's most precious resource. And it's the strength of our numbers -- number of participants, volunteers, sponsors, dollars raised -- that keeps it going.

    NEW! Check out this year's Swimmer Spotlight, Win Wilson.

    Want to win some awesome fundraising prizes? Submit $400 in sponsorship pledges by August 13 to be eligible.

    Questions about the Swim?
    Contact Gretchen Heath at gheath@savebay.org or 401-272-3540, x140.

    Gail Ginnetty, Senior Vice President, Citizens Private Bank & Trust, presents Save The Bay Executive Director Jonathan Stone with a check for $30,000.