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The Swim is
Saturday, September 10, 2011
or more precisely
Donations will be accepted until September 20, 2011
and can be mailed to:
Lincoln Center Theater
150 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023
or Janet Villas
Brooklyn Friends School
375 Pearl Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
E-mail me for more information
or with any questions by clicking the link below:
The Provincetown Swim for Life has a minimum
donation for all participants.
We are going for our 6th Swim for Life.
Let's just say it won't be pretty,
but it is a great excuse for a lobster dinner,
and it is a truly remarkable event.
Some stranger with a boat hauls you out to Long Point.
You are dumped on the beach by the lighthouse.
The organizers say a few meaningful words.
Someone pounds a drum.
Everyone runs screaming into the water and
swims across the bay towards a bar with a blue tarp on it
to distinguish that bar from all the other bars....
My first thought is
"Oh God, The water is soooooo COLD.......!"
My second thought is
"Where did that blue tarp go....
It should be to the left of the monument....."
A flotilla of volunteers in kayaks
and party boats and sailboats fill the bay.
Brightly colored swim caps bob
toward the Boat Slip.
And - as this is Provincetown,
every swimmer is personally greeted at the finish
by a contingent of very fierce drag queens.
Thank you for your support.
-L & J