We are excited to announce that we went back to our roots by venturing to Nantucket in our 25th Anniversary year in 2012. Swim Across America began as a relay swim from Nantucket to Hyannis and has evolved to 15 open water swims and dozens of pool swims around the country. We are thrilled to continue the wonderful tradition of SAA in Nantucket as we swim and raise money for local beneficiaries; Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket (PASCON). Join us for a 1/2 mile or 1 mile swim and get in on the action this August!
Swimmers ages 7-11 (exceptions made by the race director) are invited to join us for a Kids' Splash before the 1 milers start their swim! Kid swimmers will swim a short swim (about 50 yards) in the water to take part in the event. Kids must be able to swim 50 yards to enter the swim.
There is a $25 registration fee to take part in the Kids' Splash and we ask that you do try to sign up ahead of time. We also encourage kids taking part in the splash to raise $50 total ($25 fee included). To register, click on the register as an individual button in the upper right hand corner.
Swimmers & Teams:
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
all of us involved with Swim Across America. Through swimming events
such as ours, teams clearly demonstrate our commitment to find a cure.
All donations are tax-deductible. Your fundraising efforts from the swim will support Palliative and Supportive Care of Nantucket and Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Fore more information click here.
You may support the swimmer of your choice by making an online donation.
Or you may send a check, payable to Swim Across America, to the address below.
Swim Across America One International Place, Suite 4600 Boston, MA 02110
Make sure to include a
note with the name of the swimmer you are donating to.
The swim will be held on Jetties Beach. It wil be low tide so all participants will need to walk about 300 yards on a sandy bottom to the starting line.
Wetsuits are optional for the event but highly encouraged. The water temperature is expected to be in the low 70s.
Learn more about the Nantucket community here of visit our Contact Us page
Event Day Timeline:
EVENT DAY TIMELINE
6:45 – 7:30 am: Registration/Check in
7:40 am: Swimmer Safety Talk, Why I Swim
8:00 am: Opening Ceremony/National Anthem
8:05 am: Kids Splash
8:15 am: 1 Mile Swim Start
8:17 am: 1/2 Mile Swim Start
9:30 am: Breakfast
9:50 am: Awards Ceremony
event day content
All swimmers must be a minimum age of 12. Swimmers aged 10 or 11 must be accompanied by an adult swimmer. Any exceptions must be reviewed by the race director prior to the event date.
You can register as either a Swimmer or a WaveMaker Swimmer.
WaveMaker Swimmer- A WaveMaker Swimmer is someone who wants to go above and beyond the fundraising minimum! WaveMakers are signing up to raise $500 by event day. By pledging to raise this much in advance, we will award all WaveMakers who reach this goal with a special shirt at the event.
Swimmer- A swimmer is required to raise $200 by event day. They will receive a tshirt and towel for their fundraising efforts.
After choosing which type is right for you, you can choose your distance. You can choose from 1/2 mile or 1 mile distances.
There is a registration fee that will be credited towards each swimmer's fundraising minimum after registering.
Nantucket is easily reachable year round by ferry boat or plane service. During the busy summer season, the town encourages visitors to limit bringing their cars over by providing a seasonal shuttle system giving the community an essential transportation option around the island. There are miles of town maintained by bike paths, town owned beaches & beautiful harbors for moorings all enhancing the experience on the island. From the beautiful sunsets o Madaket to the charming small village of Siasconset, the public can view the beautiful landscapes, historic homes or wide spread beaches until reaching their special and personal Nantucket destination.
For more information on Nantucket, the best place to go is the Nantucket Visitor's Services by clicking here.For options for places to stay, please click hereor here.