Support The Swim

Help us make a BIG impact with the 2019 Swim!

For 43 years, the Save The Bay Swim has celebrated the improving quality of Narragansett Bay. Participants have raised funds that provide critical support to Save The Bay’s advocacy, education and habitat adaptation efforts, and help raise awareness about water quality concerns and improvements.

Early swimmers remember seeing entire refrigerators, rusted junk, garbage and debris during their 1.7-nautical-mile journey across the Bay. Today, the Swim is a far cleaner, but no less meaningful, experience thanks to the thousands of participants and donors who have supported the event over the decades.

This year, one of our long-time swimmers has offered to donate an additional $25,000 to our efforts… but only if we meet our swimmer fundraising goal.

This challenge provides Save The Bay supporters and Swim participants with a powerful opportunity to increase the impact of the Swim’s fundraising efforts.

Whether you are looking for a new way to participate in the Swim or discovering the event for the first time, we’re asking for your help to meet this challenge. It is only with support from our community that we can continue to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. Thank you for your support!

How to support Swim fundraising efforts:

  • Provide a young swimmer with a Swim scholarship
    Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to provide first-time Swimmers aged 15-21 with fundraising support.

  • Donate to the Swim
    When you donate $43 to our 43rd Swim, you will not only help us increase the impact of the event’s fundraising efforts, you will also receive a special Save The Bay membership ($75 value).
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*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.


March 25, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed through April 10, 2020 in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Students of all ages are invited to tune in to our Breakfast by the Bay live stream on Save The Bay’s Facebook page every weekday at 10 a.m. Join us to learn about Bay species, habitats and more!

Unable to watch the video live? Catch the video later in the day on our Youtube page