2014 Narrow River Turnaround Swim

Event Date

Sat, Jun 28, 2014

Address

Saunderstown, RI

About This Activity

One Mile Loop

Swimmers set out from the beach adjacent to the URI dock, swim a half mile down river, turn at a buoy and return to the beach. Due to the increased registrations as well as safety concerns, the swimmers will be given one hour to complete the swim. The event is timed by the Fast Lane Timing Service. The Turnaround Swim is a benefit for the Narrow Preservation Association and supports NRPA's preservation programs and educational initiatives.

Check In and Safety Briefing

Check In is from 7:45 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. No one will be admitted to the swim unless he or she has checked in and received a numbered swim cap by 8:40 a.m. on race day. There is a mandatory safety briefing at 8:55 a.m.

Wetsuit and Non-Wetsuit Divisions

New this year! As always wetsuits are allowed, but starting this year, awards will given to the first place male and female finishers in two divisions: Wetsuit and Non-Wetsuit.

Directions From I-95 Northbound (from Conn.)

Take I-95 through Conn. to exit 3A in Rhode Island.Take exit 3A - Route 138 East and stay on 138 for approx. 15 miles. You will pass U.R.I. on your left.Travel 4 more miles to US-1 and take a LEFT onto US-1 North.Get into the right lane and travel 0.7 miles. A turning lane is available.Take a right onto Walmsley Lane.Drive down the hill and park on Walmsley Lane only, facing downhill on the left.

Directions From I-95 Southbound (from NH and MA)

Take I-95 South to Exit 9/RI-4 South (a left exit).At the end of RI-4, merge onto US-1 South and drive past the exit for 138 East.Continue on US-1 South. You will pass the boathouse entrance on the opposite side of the median.At the Route 138 West intersection (a traffic light after the Holiday Inn on the right) make a U-turn.Travel north on US-1 for 0.7 miles and turn right onto Walmsley Lane.Drive down the hill. Park on Walmsley Lane only, facing downhill on the left.

Safety

Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions such as fog or lightning, the lifeguards and the event committee reserve the right to reschedule (for example, to Sunday, June 29) or alter the event to ensure the safety of the participants.

Parking

Park on Walmsley Lane, North Kingstown, only. Park on the left side of Walmsley Lane facing down hill. Parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged.

Swim T-shirt

The first 125 registrants will receive a 2014 Narrow River Turnaround Swim T-shirt.

Swim Sponsor

Add $15 to the entry fee to have your name printed on the 2014 Turnaround Swim T-shirt. Select the "Swim Sponsor" category ($45) to register for the swim, have your name printed on the T-shirt and receive an NRPA membership. This category closes June 19, 2014.

The Turnaround Swim is a benefit for the Narrow Preservation Association and supports NRPA's preservation programs and educational initiatives. For additional event information, visit www.narrowriver.org, or contact Paul McCaffrey at (401) 569-0055 or mccaffreyeg@verizon.net

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