2020 Swim to Skim
The Swim to Skim event hosted by Clean Ocean Access is a 1.2 mile swim in Newport Harbor in Newport, RI. The event celebrates our ongoing work to eliminate marine debris and improve coastal water quality on Aquidneck Island.
Date and Time: Sunday, August, 23, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Other Important Details:
Participant Check-In: Begins promptly at 5:30 a.m. and ends at 6:45 a.m.
Race Warm Up: Participants can warm up in the waters of the starting line at Perrotti Park
Parking: Public parking is available at the Newport Visitor Center (23 America’s Cup Ave, Newport, RI 02840) and behind the shops at Long Wharf (39 Long Wharf Mall, Newport, RI 02840).
Transportation and bag drop: Transportation will be provided for viewers from Perrotti Park to King Park and for both swimmers and viewers from King Park to Perrotti Park. A bag drop will be available for swimmers at the start line and all of their belongings will be transported to the finish line.
Restrooms: Restrooms will be available at the start and finish lines.
After Event: A reception with light refreshments for swimmers, families, and all participants will take place at King Park after the swim.
Viewing Areas: Public access to our shoreline is highly important to us here at COA. To reinforce this we’ve mapped out some of the public access points along the Newport Harbor that would make great viewing locations!
Whether it is a desire for a clean beach for residents, an attractive coastline for our visitors, or a sincere interest in acting locally to have a positive impact on global ocean health, our CLEAN program exists to educate, inspire and empower the community to solve the problem of marine debris. The Swim to Skim event highlights improved water quality in Newport Harbor and emphasizes the importance of ocean health to Aquidneck Island’s economy. The event also celebrates the diversity of people that use our surrounding waterways and brings awareness to the importance of keeping our waterways accessible for all users.
REGISTRATION IS LIVE
*Online registration will be open until August 22 at 6 P.M.
** Day-of registration available from 5:30 a.m. to 6:15 a.m.
Start: Perrotti Park, Newport RI 02840
End: King Park, Newport RI 02840
Awards are giving to the 1st and 2nd and 3rd place finishes in each category:
- 1.2 miles + Women’s + Wet suit
- 1.2 miles + Women’s + No Wet suit
- 1.2 miles + Men’s + Wet suit
- 1.2 miles + Men’s + No Wet suit
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS
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2020 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers make up an integral part of our organization and we need as many helpers as possible for our annual Swim to Skim event! If you would like to help with race day operations on land or on the water (in a kayak or on a stand up paddle board), please visit our our volunteer page here.