Swim for GT Bay
Celebrate clean, healthy water in Grand Traverse Bay with one of the region’s only point-to-point open water swim events on Saturday, August 12, 2017, to benefit The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay, a non-profit that works to protect the Bay and its 1,000-square-mile watershed.
The second annual 2-mile bay swim begins at Greilickville Harbor Park in Elmwood Township and ends at Volleyball Beach, in beautiful downtown Traverse City.
Whether you’re a serious swimmer looking for a timed event, a triathlete wanting to practice in open water, a recreational swimmer setting a personal goal for your swimming or someone who is passionate about water quality and making a difference locally, the Swim for Grand Traverse Bay is an exciting, challenging and fun celebration of clean and healthy water in our region.
The Swim for Grand Traverse Bay, a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series event presented nationally by Toyota, aims to strengthen our community’s connection to Grand Traverse Bay and its watershed. For more information on the SPLASH Event Series, visit www.splashseries.org.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
8 a.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017
Registration opens May 1, 2017
Swimmer Registration Fee
All registered participants receive an event t-shirt, swim cap, professionally-timed results, entrance to the post-race breakfast. Register by July 20 to guarantee t-shirt size.
$150 via Crowdrise online or offline by collecting pledges. Fundraising minimum is required to swim. Please do not register unless you can make this commitment.
Swimmers may form teams of up to 6 members to collectively meet the fundraising requirements. For example, if your team has 6 swimmers, the team must raise $900 to qualify for the Swim.
Support Paddler Registration Fee
There is no fundraising requirement for paddlers who serve solely as support for an individual swimmer. All swimmers are encouraged to have a support paddler. Swimmers under the age of 18 are required to have a support paddler. Registered support paddlers receive an event t-shirt, optional kayak safety training and entrance to post-race breakfast.
Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and fundraising.
We greatly appreciate all of our sponsors!