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Annual Save The Bay swim goes virtual

Offers new ways to “exercise your right to a clean and healthy Bay”

Posted 5/11/20

PROVIDENCE — Save The Bay’s 44th annual swim fundraiser is going virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The swim traditionally invites competitors to tackle a …

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Annual Save The Bay swim goes virtual

Offers new ways to “exercise your right to a clean and healthy Bay”

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PROVIDENCE — Save The Bay’s 44th annual swim fundraiser is going virtual due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The swim traditionally invites competitors to tackle a two-mile, open-water swim from Newport to Jamestown in support of Save The Bay’s mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. This year, following statewide event guidelines for summer 2020, the swim will be transformed into a virtual challenge.
Save The Bay invites participants to register for a remote swim at the traditional distance of two miles, while also offering the option to register for a half-mile swim, or a number of other physical challenges. While swimmers will have the option to register for either a “Classic Course” or “Short Course” remote event, athletes in other outdoor sports will also have the chance to participate in this year’s fundraiser. Save The Bay is offering opportunities to kayak, stand-up paddle board, row, run or bike in support of Save The Bay.
Completed challenges can be submitted to Save The Bay any time now-August 31. Participants are invited to be creative in their approaches to meeting their event goals, and to promote and celebrate their accomplishments on social media, using #SaveTheBayOpen and #SaveTheBaySwim. In honor of the organization’s 50th anniversary, registration fees for the virtual swim have been reduced by 50 percent, and signing up for the swim or any of the optional activities will only cost $25. Participants are welcome to register for multiple activities. As one of the most storied open-water events in the country, the traditional swim attracts more than 300 swimmers from across the country, as well as more than 150 local volunteers, every year.
The event is Save The Bay’s largest annual fundraiser, providing critical support to the organization’s mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay and its watershed. Those interested in registering for or donating to the Swim are encouraged to visit swim.savebay.org/2020 or to contact Leanne Danielsen at ldanielsen@savebay.org or 401-272-3540 x140.

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