IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PACKET PICKUP

Packet Pickup will take place on Friday, July 19 from 12:00 to 7:30pm. There is no packet pick up the morning of the race.  All swimmers must bring a photo ID and will only be allowed to pick up their own packets after attending the mandatory safety meeting. The last one begins at 7:30pm.

  • Friday only – no race day pickup
  • Swimmer must attend safety meeting & pick up in person – no proxy
  • Safety Meeting starts every 30 minutes. The last one starts at 7:30pm - don't miss it. 
  • Kayaker is highly encouraged to attend. If kayaker does NOT attend, Swimmer must attend safety meeting AND bring their Kayaker's signed waiver with them.
  • Swimmer & Kayaker must bring Photo IDs
  • Northbound traffic into Maine is often heavy on Fridays, plan accordingly

All Swimmers MUST attend packet pickup in person on Friday to attend the safety meeting, sign waivers, 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.

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

SAFETY MEETING - MANDATORY FOR ALL SWIMMERS 

 We'll hold Safety Meetings every half hour, beginning at 12pm. The last safety meeting will start right at 7:30 pm. Please plan accordingly. You must attend the safety meeting in order to participate in the race. Thank you for helping us hold a fun, safe, and successful event for all!

PACKET PICKUP LOCATION & TIMES:

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

Friday, July 19, 12:00pm – 7:30 pm  

~~ DON'T FORGET - BRING YOUR PHOTO ID ~~

REQUIREMENTS
  • Swimmer attends in person & has their photo ID
  • Kayaker
    • Attends in person & has their photo ID (if swimmer is using a kayaker),  OR
    • Swimmer attends safety meeting and brings Kayaker's waiver
  • Fundraising minimum met
  • Qualifying form submitted
  • Swimmer (& Kayaker) listen to safety instructions
  • Swimmer & 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 16.  


Thank you for helping us hold a fun, safe, and successful event for all!

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