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Rhode Island Open Water Swim

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The Swim Across America Rhode Island Open Water Swim is held on 10 September 2016. The charity swim includes swimmers of all ages and skill levels. Participants can swim as an individual or as a team to honor loved ones who have been affected by cancer. All proceeds from the swim benefit Women & Infants Hospital.


Make Waves to Fight Cancer


Each swimmer must raise a minimum of US$250 by event day.The US$25 registration fee will count towards that minimum. Swimmers must be 14 or older to participate. If under age 14, then they must contact and have a letter signed by someone saying they are a capable swimmer.


Wetsuits are highly recommended for the Rhode Island Open Water Swim.

Swimmers & Teams[edit]

A person may elect to swim alone, or be part of a team. Many colleagues will form corporate teams, or teams may be formed in honor or memory of a loved one. All teams are inspirational and rewarding for those involved with Swim Across America.


All donations are tax-deductible. Proceeds from the Rhode Island Swim will be donated to cancer research, prevention and treatment at Women and Infants Hospital. Donors may support the swimmer of their choice by making an online donation or by sending a check, payable to Swim Across America and mail to Kitty Tetreault, 30 Bullard St, Walpole, MA 02081.


Swimmers will have a choice of a 1/2-mile swim course or a 1-mile swim course. Both courses are non-competitive.

The Rhode Island Swim will take place in Narragansett Bay in Roger Wheeler Park. 100 Sand Hill Cove Road, Narragansett, Rhode Island, about 50 minutes from Providence.

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