• Friday, July 27th only – no race day pickup

  • Swimmer must pick up in person – no proxy

  • Kayaker must attend in person – no proxy

  • Swimmer & Kayaker must bring Photo IDs

  • Northbound traffic into Maine will be heavy, plan accordingly

Packet Pickup will take place on Friday, July 27 from 12:00 to 7:30pm. All swimmers must bring a photo ID and will only be allowed to pick up their own packets. There is no packet pick up the morning of the race.  

You MUST attend packet pickup in person on Friday to sign your waivers, receive safety instructions, and receive your race bracelet – without this you will not be able to get your timing chip or swim in the race. We cannot make any exceptions to this and appreciate your understanding.

If you will be accompanied by a kayaker during your swim, your kayaker must also attend packet pickup in person to receive safety instructions and sign waivers.

Northbound traffic into Maine is especially heavy on Fridays in the summer. Please make your travel plans accordingly.

Packet Pickup Location and Times:  


YMCA of Southern Maine, 217 High Street, Portland, ME (in the gymnasium)

Friday, July 27, 12:00pm – 7:30 pm   


  • Swimmer attends in person & has their photo ID
  • Kayaker attends in person & has their photo ID (if swimmer is using a kayaker)
  • Fundraising minimum met
  • Qualifying form submitted to Race Director
  • Swimmer & Kayaker listen to safety instructions
  • Swimmer and Kayaker sign safety waivers 

If you meet these requirements, you will receive the following in your race packet:

  • Swim cap
  • Bracelet – Affixed to you at pick up. Must be wearing to receive your timing chip
  • Hypothermia information
  • Swimmer shirt & tote
  • Kayak flag (if registered)
  • Race Gear & Ferry Ticket (if ordered)

Deadline to order race gear and ferry tickets is June 18.  

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