CELEBRATE THE CLEAN HARBOR SWIM

 


34th Annual Swim

August 11, 2012

1.2 mile open water swim

Niles Beach, Gloucester, MA

 

RESULTS POSTED FOR SWIM 2012!

Thank you to all participants!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


History

In 1979, four Cape Ann residents swam across Gloucester Harbor in protest of its polluted status. It metamorphosed into an annual Audubon Society-sponsored event to help raise funds for cleaning the harbor, hence named "Swim for a Clean Harbor". In 1993 the harbor was deemed clean by the Audubon Society. Local resident Richie Martin stepped in to keep the event running and the 1.2 mile deep water swim, now known as "Celebrate the Clean Harbor Swim" has become a summer favorite for swimmers from all over. The event is currently sponsored by NEMSA (New England Marathon Swimming Association).

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Contact Information

Richie Martin, 3 High Popples Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930
Phone: 978-281-0670
Email:
clean.harbor.swim@comcast.net

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Directions

Take Route 128 North to Gloucester across a bridge, 2 traffic rotaries (Grant Circle and Blackburn Circle). Continue on Route 128 through 2 sets of traffic lights. Go straight through the second traffic light onto East Main Street (East Main Street will become Eastern Point Road). Follow the shore for 2 miles. Niles Beach is on the right.

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Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer at the beach or have a small non-motorized boat that can be used to monitor swimmers please contact: Richie Martin 978-281-0670 or E-mail:
clean.harbor.swim@comcast.net

Volunteers receive a commemorative t-shirt.

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Links

Boston Light Swim
http://www.bostonlightswim.org

Salem Sound Swim http://www.salemsound.org/calendar.htm

New England Masters http://www.swimnem.org/wordpress/open-water-swimming/

NEMSA http://www.nemarathonswimassoc.org

Video 2010 http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/08/23/meet-clean-harbor-swimmers-–-and-how-it-all-started

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