First and Foremost, a Fundraiser 

The historic Peaks to Portland Swim for Kids is known worldwide, with swimmers traveling from far and wide each year to participate in one of the most notable open water swimming competitions.  But the athletic challenge is just part of the story. 

Since 1981, Peaks to Portland has been the most significant annual fundraising event for the YMCA of Southern Maine, specifically to benefit youth programming.  In fact, because of swimmers like you and the funds you raise, thousands of children learn who they are and what they can achieve each year at the Y.  We help kids develop character, confidence, and independence – strengths they need now, in this uncertain world, more than ever. And we can do this only with your help and perseverance.  Thank you for representing the best of us as we come together in support of our kids.

As we continue to be there for our community and and meet the challenges of this pandemic first-hand, our work to provide kids with opportunities to learn resiliency and reach their full potential is more critical than it has ever been.  We can't do this work without your partnership.  Know that every stroke you swim and every dollar you raise will directly benefit kids in our community. 

Donate $125 and fund a child's access to opportunities for growth, wellness and connection with a YMCA youth membership. Gain race entry and get a swim cap and metal.





Raise $250 and fund 3 swimming lessons for a future Peaks to Portland Swimmer





Raise $350 and invest in the future of a local child by funding a swim team experience at our Y, helping to develop teamwork, leadership and confidence





Raise $550 and provide a child with an unforgettable two weeks of Summer Camp where they will make friends, have fun and build confidence. 





Raise $1,060 and fund four weeks of preschool for a child and help to provide a strong educational start and a foundation for future success 





Raise $1,500 and invest in hunger relief by covering the cost of healthy meals and snacks for a group of kids enrolled in Summer Camp





Be the Top Fundraiser and invest in kids in our community at the highest level in partnership with the Y to provide kids the opportunity to learn who they are and reach their full potential.



Count me in! I want to support the full potential of children in our community. Register today!