Support The Swim

For 43 years, the Swim has celebrated the improving quality of Narragansett Bay,

and raised funds that provide critical support to Save The Bay’s advocacy, education and habitat adaptation efforts. 

Early swimmers remember seeing entire refrigerators, rusted junk, garbage and debris during their 1.7-nautical-mile journey across the Bay, while others recall leaving the water covered in oil and tar balls.

Today, the Swim is a far cleaner, but no less meaningful experience. 

This year, one of our long-time swimmers has offered to donate an additional $25,000 to our efforts…

…if we meet our swimmer fundraising goal.

Whether you are looking for a new way to participate in the Swim, or are discovering the event or Save The Bay for the first time, we’re asking for your help to meet this challenge!

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).

It is only with help from our community that we can continue achieving our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. Thank you for your support!

*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.