Thursday, August 4, 2016

How to Join The Swim, Even If You Don't Swim

By Cindy Sabato, Director of Communications 

Be a Virtual Swimmer: Maybe you want to swim, but you can’t get to Rhode Island in August. Or you don’t think you could make it all the way across the Bay. Or maybe you just don’t swim at all. Become a Save The Bay Virtual Swimmer, and either swim where you are (see Rick Fleeter profile, pg 10) or earn your Save The Bay Swim medal from the comforts of your couch. 

Sponsor the Swim: Put your corporate name in front of more than 2,000 spectators, vendors and supporters, swimmers and kayakers as a generous sponsor of the Save The Bay Swim. Save The Bay is the largest and most influential environmental group in Rhode Island, and the Swim serves as critical support to our efforts to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. 

Support a Swimmer: The Swim is Save The Bay’s largest fundraising event, providing nearly $350,000 toward our mission’s critical work in advocacy, education and habitat restoration. You can make a donation to support a specific swimmer, a team or the swim in general. 

Volunteer: The Swim couldn’t happen without the hundreds of volunteers who help with parking, kayak inspection, kayak unloading, swimmer numbering, handing out towels, food, and T-shirts, time sheets, party tent, barrier monitoring, safety squad, and much more! 

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