Jay Critchley

Provincetown Harbor is designated a “safe harbor” and is one of the largest natural harbors in the world. The Swim for Life is meant to be both a fundraising event and a celebration of this amazing geological gift that gave birth to Provincetown and its symbiotic relationship to the sea. The activation of this body of water with human bodies navigating its magical essence, along with the neon-colored swim caps and kayaks, has become an important community tradition as we become more aware of the fragility of the natural environment and our place within it.

Come immerse yourself for the 1.4 mile swim, glide across its surfaces in support of swimmers, or welcome swimmers on shore as a volunteer or cheerleader. Or witness.

Swim for Life Water Safety Guide


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Friday, September 9 at 8:00pm
Celebration of Life @ the UU Meeting House

Saturday, September 10
Kayak/Paddler Flotilla/Safety Boat Registratiom @ Boatslip Resort

Swimmer Registration @ Boatslip Resort

Swim for Life Begins from Long Point

Public Greets Swimmers

Mermaid Brunch, Awards, Entertainment @ Boatslip Resort


Provincetown Schooner Regatta