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.
**UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 DUE TO THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS**
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
OUR 2020 EVENT SPONSORS
Become a Swim to Skim event sponsor today! Click the button below for more information.
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.