Narrow River Turnaround Swim

Annually in late June, Narrow River Preservation Association hosts a one mile open water swim in one of Rhode Island’s most scenic waterways.

Save the Date! Plans are under way for the 13th Annual Narrow River Turnaround Swim. 

Stay tuned for online registration and more details!

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m. (rain or shine)

Where: URI Boathouse – Campanella Rowing Center, 166 Walmsley Lane, North Kingstown, R.I.

Parking: Along Walmsley Lane facing downhill on the left. Parking is limited; carpooling is encouraged.

Distance: One Mile (1/2 mile out and 1/2 mile back). Common start for Wetsuit and Non-wetsuit Divisions.

Start and Finish: The beach adjacent to the URI boathouse dock.

Maximum Time: Swimmers are given one hour to complete the swim.

Awards: Awards for best time overall, best times for male and female swimmers within Wetsuit and Non-wetsuit Divisions.

Limit: 150 participants; the first 125 entrants will receive a 2018 Turnaround Swim T-shirt.

Registration: Online (coming soon!) or via mail.

Check In: 7:45 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. No one will be admitted to the Turnaround Swim unless he or she has checked in and received a numbered swim cap by 8:40 a.m.

Mandatory Safety Briefing: 8:55 a.m.

Safety: In the case of weather conditions that make the swim unsafe, the swim will be cancelled. Registered participants will be offered a significant discount on the registration fee for the following year’s swim. The lifeguards and event committee reserve the right to cancel the event to ensure the safety of the participants.

Entry Fee: $30 pre-registration (online registration coming soon); $35 on the day of the swim.

Swim Sponsor: For an additional $15 donation, become a Swim Sponsor! Swim sponsors receive a one year NRPA Membership and have their name printed on the Turnaround Swim T-shirt. Show your support for Narrow River with this additional donation!

Please note that the swim area is a natural environment, so be aware of the presence of objects that may be sharp.