Open Water Swimming Program

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Open Water Swimming Program (OWS)
When: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Starting Date: Tuesday, June 1st



Permit Portal Link to register for an OWS Permit

  • All swimmers participate at their own risk and must sign the participation waiver
  • Permit Cost is$65; parking, beach admission, & a participation waiver are included (as adopted by the RTPC March 16, 2021)
  • The Open Water Swim wrist band and/or printed OWS permit must be presented at the beach entrance to gain access
  • You can register for the permit by clicking the link above or here
  • At the time of registration for a OWS Permit, you must also upload a copy of the signed waiver
  • The waiver can be obtained by clicking the link above or here
  • Waivers of swimmers under 18 years of age must have the signature of a parent of guardian and their waivers must be submitted on paper
  • You will be notified via Email if swimming will be cancelled due to weather, water temperatures, or other issues on the day of
  • All swimmers must follow one of two designated courses and everybody swims in the same direction
  • Brightly colored swim caps are mandatory for safety
  • The "in-shore" course is a 1/2 mile rectangle and can be followed at your own pace
  • The "off-shore" course is a 1 mile swim that extends 10ft. beyond the breakwater
  • The "off-shore" group assembles outside the First Aid Office at 6:45PM and splashes together at 7:00PM sharp
  • Each "off-shore" group is accompanied by at least one lifeguard on a kayak or board
  • Rye Town Park posts a lifeguard on the shore
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