Annual save the bay Swim

Save The Bay Swim for Narragansett Bay

It's The Big 4-0! Four decades of adventure.
Saturday, August 13, 2016, first wave at 9:15 am.
Newport Navy Base, Newport to Potter Cove, Jamestown, Rhode Island.
500 swimmers and nearly 200 kayakers
The Swim is Save The Bay's largest annual fundraiser, serving as a critical support to our efforts to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region.

Register here and join in on the fun! 

Swimmer & Virtual Swimmer Registration Fee
$50 (This fee is non-transferable and non-refundable).

Fundraising Requirement
$400 (including registration fee). Prizes will be awarded for fundraising levels of $650 and up.

Kayak Registration Fee
$25. There is no fundraising requirement for kayakers who serve solely as support for an individual swimmer. 

CREDIT CARD FUNDRAISING POLICY

The minimum fundraising requirement of $400 is due in full on August 5, 2016. If  the $400** requirement has not been met by that date  , you will have the option to withdraw from the Swim (no registration or donation refunds will be issued) or have the outstanding balance charged to your credit card. Save The Bay will contact you prior to any charges being submitted.

**Accommodations will be made for those swimmers who utilize matching gifts to meet the minimum fundraising goal.

About the Swim

save the bay swim 1977

Founded in 1977, The Swim is Save The Bay’s largest annual fundraiser, serving as a critical support to our efforts to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. Every year, nearly 500 swimmers, ages 15 to 77 years, swim 1.7 nautical miles across the Bay to raise money and awareness. Swimmers come from more than 25 states to experience the iconic, open water trek from Newport to Jamestown.

More than 1,500 spectators, vendors and supporters gather to cheer swimmers and celebrate their trek across the Bay. In many ways, the Save The Bay of today is the legacy of those first brave souls who crossed the East Passage 40 years ago. Back then, proceeds from The Swim kept the organization afloat.

Today, Save The Bay is the largest and most influential environmental group in Rhode Island.

This year's swim

The 40th Annual Save The Bay Swim will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016, beginning at the Newport Naval Base and ending at Potter Cove, Jamestown.

The SwimStart/Finish Map 2016

Course Map 2016

Parking Areas 2016