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Newport Kayak Unloading

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Jul 29, 2017
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3:30 am- 7:30 am


At the Save the Bay Swim 500 swimmers traverse 1.7 miles from Newport to Jamestown to raise money and awareness for Save The Bay. Volunteers are needed to support this event!

This team of volunteers will assist kayakers in removing the kayaks from their cars in a timely manner for boat inspection. This can be fast-paced during the rush! 

Volunteers will park at the Newport Grand Casino, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, and take a shuttle into the base. Naval security is strict. On Swim Day, you must follow these instructions:

  • Park at the Newport Grand Casino
  • Bring your LICENSE to the table with Navy Security near the Shuttles.
  • The Navy staff will check your id against the master list of ALL SWIMMERS, KAYAKERS, VOLUNTEERS, and SPECTATORS.
  • The Navy staff will stamp/mark your hand to confirm your ID.
  • Return to your car to drop off your ID and gather any belongings.
  • Enter the shuttle to travel to the Navy Base.

We have many volunteer roles at The Swim! To view the full list, visit the Swim Volunteer Page


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Inclement Weather Plan: The swim goes on rain or shine. The only reason the swim would be cancelled would be for fog or unsafe nautical conditions– if that should happen the decision will be made that morning. Please check your messages before you leave home to volunteer.
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