The swim starts in Newport and ends in Jamestown, RI. There is a minimum fundraising amount of $400.
Founded in 1977, The Swim is Save The Bay’s largest annual fundraiser, serving as a critical support to our efforts to protect and restore the Narragansett Bay region. Every year, nearly 500 swimmers, ages 15 to 77 years, swim 1.7 nautical miles across the Bay to raise money and awareness. Swimmers come from more than 25 states to experience the iconic, open water trek from Newport to Jamestown.
More than 1,500 spectators, vendors and supporters gather to cheer swimmers and celebrate their trek across the Bay. In many ways, the Save The Bay of today is the legacy of those first brave souls who crossed the East Passage 40 years ago. Back then, proceeds from The Swim kept the organization afloat.
Today, Save The Bay is the largest and most influential environmental group in Rhode Island.