15th Annual Narrow River Turnaround Swim

Sat June 20, 2020 North Kingstown, RI US 02852 Directions
2020 Narrow River Turnaround Swim cancelled

Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Narrow River Turnaround Swim.

We considered ways to adapt the swim to comply with social distancing guidelines, but ultimately we could not find a way to hold the swim in a way that would be completely safe for our swimmers and volunteers. We will miss you! 

Please stay tuned - we are considering sponsoring a virtual event that would encourage enjoyment of the outdoors while socially distancing and would raise funds for Narrow River Preservation Association (NRPA). We hope to have plans finalized by early June and will email you with details.

For folks who are registered for the swim, we’ll offer three options: 
1) a full refund of your registration fee,
2) the opportunity to donate your registration fee to (NRPA), or
3) if we schedule a virtual event, you may transfer your registration to that event (and receive a Tshirt!) 

If you would like a refund of your swim registration fee now, please email me and I will be glad to process that as soon as possible. Thank you for your support of Narrow River Preservation Association! 

Stay well,

Narrow River Preservation Association

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.


The Narrow River Preservation Association invites you to join in swimming on one of Rhode Island’s most scenic waterways in a one-mile open-water loop swim.

DETAILS: all details available at narrowriver.org/swim

When: Saturday, June 20, 2020, 9 a.m. (rain or shine)

Where: URI Boathouse - Campanella Rowing Center, 166 Walmsley Lane, North Kingstown, R.I.

Distance: One Mile (1/2 mile out and 1/2 mile back). Common start for wetsuit and non-wetsuit Divisions.

Limit: 150 participants.

Registration: Online at narrowriver.org or in person the morning of the swim

Entry Fee: $35 if by June 18, 2019; $40 the day of the swim. The first 125 entrants will receive a 2020 Turnaround Swim T-shirt.

Timing: Ankle chip timing by Timing Plus New England.

Awards: Four awards: best times for male and female swimmers in wetsuit and non-wetsuit divisions.

Check In: 7:45 to 8:40 a.m. No one will be admitted to the Turnaround Swim unless he or she has checked in and received a numbered swim cap by 8:40 a.m.

Maximum Time: Swimmers are given one hour to complete the swim.

Mandatory Safety Briefing: 8:55 a.m.

Safety: Because of the uncertainty of weather conditions such as fog or lightning, the lifeguards and event committee reserve the right to cancel the event to ensure the safety of the participants.

Swim Sponsors: For an additional $20, have your name printed on the Turnaround Swim T-shirt to show your support for Narrow River.

Please note that the swim area is a natural environment, so be aware of the presence of objects that may be sharp. Protective footwear is strongly encouraged.

Event Contact Info
If you have any questions about this event, please contact the event director at
166 Walmsley Lane
North Kingstown, RI US 02852

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