Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids

The Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids is one of the oldest open water swims in the world; since before World War II thousands have braved Maine’s waters to swim the 2.4 miles from Peaks Island to Portland’s East End Beach. 

Participants of various fitness levels and competitive experiences ages 16 years and up are invited to race. We encourage anyone who can swim a mile in less than 40 minutes to join us for this unforgettable swim across beautiful Casco Bay! All proceeds benefit children in the YMCA of Southern Maine's youth development programs.

This year's swim will be held July 20, 2019 at 8:30am.

All Swimmers Receive the Following:

  • Complimentary Peaks to Portland Swim to Benefit Kids moisture wicking t-shirt
  • Official swim cap, water bottle, and bag
  • Kayaker flags and zip ties
  • Complimentary kayak transportation on Casco Bay Lines
  • Closely monitored course
  • Assortment of healthy snacks, fruit, and beverages for after the swim

Register here:

Swim Information:
Swim Date: July 20, 2019
Start Time: 8:30am
Registration Date: To be announced
Registration Place:
Registration and Fundraising Options:
# 1 – BEST Option
Commit to raising at least $400
Waive your registration fee! ($0)
Total out of pocket: $0

# 2 – Standard Option
Register for the race ($125)
Commit to fundraising at least the minimum ($200)
Total out of pocket: $125

# 3 – Least Commitment
Register for the race ($125)
Donate your fundraising minimum ($200)
Total out of pocket: $325

Questions? Go online here: or contact Bob Dunfey, Race Director, at


Saturday, July 20, 2019 -
8:30am to 12:00pm
Annual Event: