Open Water Swimming Program

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The Open Water Swim Program at Rye Town Park (OWS@RTP) has launched! 

The Open Water Swim Program at Rye Town Park (OWS@RTP) has launched! 

The program runs Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM through September 30th;

All swimmers participate at their own risk and must sign a waiver;

OWS@RTP season permits cost $50 and come with:

-      Free parking and beach admission for all OWS sessions

-      A bright yellow rubber wrist band and a swim cap bearing OWS@RTP insignia are dispensed to all permit holders

-     An OWS@RTP Wrist band must be presented to gain free admission to the parking lot and the beach**. Swimmers who do not wish to buy a permit have the option to pay the park’s standard daily parking and beach admission fees;

Waivers and permit applications can be obtained from the Park Director or online at: OWS@RTP Waivers & Permits.  *Waivers for swimmers under 18 years of age must have the signature of a parent or guardian and their waivers must be submitted on paper.

All swimmers 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 ½ mile rectangle and can be followed at your own pace;

The “off-shore” course is a 1 mile swim that extends 10 feet beyond the breakwater. The off-shore group assembles outside the First Aid Office at 6:45PM and splashes together at 7:00 PM 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.