Please join AMC as we help Save The Bay’s largest fundraiser and celebrate our mutual vision of a swimmable, fishable, healthy, and accessible Bay for everyone. This is a unique paddling opportunity that experienced AMC paddlers (kayak or SUP) can do as a group. We will rendezvous in Jamestown (Potter Cove near Taylor Point) by 7:30AM, paddle the 1.7 miles crossing to Newport, and return to the Jamestown side escorting swimmers. We will park on the Jamestown side at a designated lot. There is a drop-off area for boats and boards. Total time approximately 3 hours.
The Save The Bay Safety Squad is a group of trained and experienced kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders who act as an additional safety layer around swimmers and kayakers. Safety Squad members watch for swimmers who may need assistance and serve as extra eyes on the water. Requirements:
-Must be a very experienced and seasoned kayaker or stand-up paddleboarder.
-Must provide your own kayak/board and safety equipment (flotation, etc.).
-Attend an information session before the Swim. The training is not mandatory, but is highly recommended for new volunteers.
Newport Orientation - Wednesday, July 10, 6-7:30 PM - 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI.
Providence Orientation - Thursday, July 11, 6-7:30 PM - 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI.
Sign up for the orientation on the Save The Bay website.
Please sign up at the AMC listing and also at Save The Bay at https://volunteer.savebay.org/need/detail/?need_id=392223&_ga=2.89533715.924905784.1557512096-1143785353.1557512096. You will need to complete the Save The Bay registration which includes signing off on several waivers as well as our standard waiver for AMC.
For additional info contact Mark at [masked] or STB Events Manager Leanne Danielsen at [masked]. More info at http://savebay.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=392223.
Inclement Weather Plan: The swim goes on rain or shine. The only reason the swim would be cancelled would be for fog or unsafe nautical conditions– if that should happen the decision will be made that morning. Please check your messages before you leave home to volunteer.