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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: Link to live results

Registration opens May 1, 2017

Swimmer Registration Fee
$45

All registered participants receive an event t-shirt, swim cap, professionally-timed results, entrance to the post-race pancake breakfast. Register by July 20 to guarantee t-shirt size.

Swimmers can use fins or flotation but will not be eligible for timing prizes.

Fundraising Requirement
$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.

Teams
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
$20

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 pancake breakfast. 

Prizes will be awarded for top finishers and fundraising.

Pancake Breakfast  - Immediately following the Swim
Presented by Traverse City Sunrise Rotary
Free for registered participants
$5 for guests or $10 per family

 

Major SPONSORS

Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Swim for Grand Traverse Bay to benefit The Watershed Center and the Grand Traverse Baykeeper® program, presented nationally by Toyota and locally by these major sponsors:


            

     

        

We greatly appreciate all of our sponsors!

 
 
IMPORTANT DATES
JUNE
2
Open water swims begin
May
1
Registration opens
AUGUST
11
Packet Pick-up 
AUGUST
10
Online registration    closes          
AUG 2018
11
2018 Swim
for GT Bay
AUGUST
12
 Race Day
& After Party
 

 

Thank you to

our Sponsors