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SWIM

THE STRAIT.

July 27-28, 2024

OVERVIEW.

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The BIG SWIM is a fundraising swim challenge. July 27-28, GO BIG and GIVE BIGGER as you swim the Northumberland Strait between New Brunswick and PEI.

Registration is now open and is limited to 50 swimmers! The event typically sells out fast so act quick so you don't miss out!


Funds raised from The BIG SWIM go directly to The Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society - committed to bettering the lives of children, youth and families living with a chronic illness, chronic condition or special need in Atlantic Canada.

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WE ARE ALL CAPABLE OF SO MUCH MORE

THAN WE CAN EVEN BEGIN TO COMPREHEND

GO BIG. GIVE BIGGER.

We're still accepting REGISTRATIONS for Kayakers & Volunteers
Registration Closed to Swimmers til 2025

EVENT DETAILS.

When:

The BIG SWIM 2024 will be July 27-28, 2024:

  • Mandatory Safety Meeting & Paddles for all participants

  • The BIG SWIM ~ exact crossing time TBD based upon recommendation from our safety officer

Where:

The BIG SWIM crosses from New Brunswick to PEI across the Northumberland Strait, alongside the Confederation Bridge

Safety Requirements:

All swimmers must be accompanied on their crossing by a kayaker (see below about kayaker requirements)

Please note: kayakers and swimmers will be required the day before the swim (July 27) for mandatory safety meetings and paddles.

Registration Fee:

$350 which includes:

  • Participation in The BIG SWIM

  • Event safety support in the form of multiple boats

  • Recommended training program & continued training support  

  • Private Facebook forum to ask questions & share milestones

  • Event weekend t-shirt 

  • BIG SWIM branded swimming cap for training

  • Event weekend swimming cap

  • Fundraising support

  • Pre-SWIM dinner July 27

 

If this is your first time participating in The BIG SWIM your registration fee is 50% off!

Fundraising Minimum:

$1,000/swimmer (but ,of course, we encourage more). All funds go to support Brigadoon Village.

Accommodations:

All participants (swimmers & kayakers) need to book and pay for their own rooms. Please note: kayakers and swimmers will be required July 27 for safety meetings.

Review our FAQs for more details

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BECOME A BIG HELPER.

It takes lots of hands to bring The BIG SWIM together.

 

Join us and be part of the magic of BIG SWIM weekend.

There are lots of different roles and shifts so there’s something for everyone!

For more information, contact: support@givetolive.ca

KAYAKERS.

Safety Requirements:

Every swimmer must be accompanied by a Paddle Canada Level 1 Certified kayaker. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to acquire a qualified kayaker and without one, they will not be permitted to swim. Each kayaker is required to acquire their own 14-foot sea kayak and transportation, as well as the necessary safety gear, as recommended by Transport Canada. Without this safety gear, the kayaker will not be permitted to paddle.

Please note: kayakers and swimmers will be required the day before the swim (July 27) for mandatory safety meetings and paddles.

Role of the Kayaker:
  • Swimmer’s compass to keep them on course

  • Ensure swimmer safety 

  • Nutrition/rest platform

  • Motivator

Fundraising Requirements:

Kayakers are not required to fundraise but we do encourage you to support your swimmers fundraising efforts. All funds go to support Brigadoon Village.

Accommodations:

All participants (swimmers & kayakers) need to book and pay for their own rooms. Please note: kayakers and swimmers will be required the day before the swim for safety meetings.

We are always looking for experienced kayakers to play a critical role in supporting our BIG SWIMmers. If you are interested in helping in a BIG way please email WaterOps@givetolive.ca

Review our FAQs for more details

CHARITY.

The Brigadoon Children’s Camp Society and it’s dedicated staff and volunteers are committed to bettering the lives of children, youth and families living with a chronic illness, chronic condition or special need in Atlantic Canada.

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Giving extraordinary kids a chance to be ordinary.

Brigadoon Village delivers year-round camp programming to children, youth, and families living with health conditions or other life challenges in Atlantic Canada.

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IT’S YOUR TIME,

GIVE TODAY AND PAY IT FORWARD.

2023
GALLERY
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