The Swim & Fin Race for Salem Sound is an open water charity swim in Salem Harbor, organized by Salem Sound Coastwatch, an environmental organization working for clean water. There are three different race distances: 500 meters, 1 mile and 5K. Championship designation is pending for the 1 mi and 5K races for both USA Swimming and US Masters Swimming. Proceeds from this event support Salem Sound Coastwatch's work to keep our beaches, streams, salt marshes and coastal waters clean, safe and healthy.
Friday August 23, 12pm EST. The race field is capped at 250. Registration will be shut off and registration will close once the event reaches capacity. Race day registration will open at 10am if the race has not reached capacity. There will be a $5 surcharge for race day registration.Registration and packet pickup will close at 11am on race morning.
500 meters, 1 mile and 5K. Races are open to all ages and levels. Championship designation is pending for both US Masters and USA Swimming (approval is pending). Participants can swim in only one race.
Brightly colored swim caps will be provided and required. Numbers will be written on the caps, swimmers arms and hands for those wearing wetsuits. Safety kayaks and rescue boats will be on the course as well for emergencies.