When people gather with passion and vision great things are accomplished. Since 1988 the Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla has been held in one of the largest natural harbors in the world. On September 7 hundreds of swimmers will brave its unpredictable waters − its chilly currents, surging tides, and their deep fears − raising funds, now topping $6.5M, for AIDS, women’s health and the community.
Celebrating its 32nd year in 2019, this quintessential Provincetown tradition symbolizes the heroic efforts of a community devastated by the pandemic and its unequivocal response to it. The Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla (a 1.4 mile swim), sponsored by the Provincetown Community Compact, has become a catalyst for a nurturing community, offering connectedness, healthy exercise and continuity for those who return year after year. Swimmers, safety boaters, kayakers and volunteers are invited to join. www.swim4life.org