2013 Narrow River Turnaround Swim


Start: Saturday, June 22, 2013 @ 9:00 AM (EDT)

URI Boathouse - Campanella Rowing Center 116 Walmsley Lane
Saunderstown , RI 02874
Registration Closing Date

Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (EDT)

Organizer's Website


About This Activity

The Narrow River Preservation Association invites you to join in swimming one of Rhode Island’s most scenic waterways in a 1-mile open-water loop. Wet suits allowed. Start and Finish: The beach adjacent to the URI boathouse dock

Check In and Safety Briefing

Check In: 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. Mandatory Safety Briefing: 8:50 a.m.

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.


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 23) or alter the event to ensure the safety of the participants.


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 2013 Narrow River Turnaround Swim T-shirt.

Swim Sponsor

Add $15 to the entry fee to have your name printed on the 2013 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. Category closes June 10, 2013.

Maximum Time: Due to the increased registrations as well as safety concerns, the swimmers will be given one hour to complete the swim. Timing: The Fast Lane Timing Service Entry Fee: Non-refundable $30 by June 15, 2013; $35 on the day of the race. Limit: The first 150 registered entrants; the first 125 entrants will receive a 2013 Turnaround Swim T-shirt. Event Information: Visit www.narrowriver.org, or contact Paul McCaffrey at (401) 569-0055 or mccaffreyeg@verizon.net

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