4th Annual HAP Mayoral Swim with Ted

Join Human Access Project and the River Hugger Swim Team for the 4th Annual HAP Mayoral Swim with Mayor Ted!


Let's get buoyant!  RSVP on Facebook!

LOCATION: Station 21 Firehouse Dock
WHEN:  Monday, July 8th 5:30pm  
WHERE: Fire Station 21 Madison Dock on the Esplanade (05 SE Madison Street). We have permission from OMSI to use their parking lot for the swim. There is also street parking on SE Madison and a paid lot adjacent to Fire Station 21.

COST: FREE!

 

Please fill out our waiver in advance to save paper all participants are required to fill out a waiver:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0D-gnQrsNq6Twwlnr3hnPIAorsZ8BTUkjZG2u1IUwL1qptw/viewform?c=0&w=1

 

-All ability levels welcome. 
-All participants who feel any insecurity about swimming MUST wear a life jacket. 
-Bring your innertube, SUP, kayak, whatever your favorite floats your boat!
-We will shuttle your personal belongings from the eastside to the westside with a cargo van!
-Afterparty at RiverPlace Hotel's awesome back patio with views of the Willamette River - $2 Drafts for all people in wet swimsuits!

 

Get there by bike (your own or BIKETOWN). A number of TriMet buses stop at the Hawthorne Bridge. For those who drive, we have permission from OMSI to use their parking lot for the swim. There is also street parking on SE Madison and a paid lot adjacent to Fire Station 21.

Print parking pass for OMSI here:
https://homespunwebsites.com/site/1827huma/OMSI_Parking_Pass.pdf

All participants who feel any insecurity about swimming MUST wear a life jacket. 


SAFETY PADDLERS NEEDED
We also need volunteer safety boaters - we can't have too many kayak-ers, SUP-er's and Canoe-ers to keep an eye on our swimmers - wanna volunteer to be a River Steward? Contact Bri at bigfloatpdx@gmail.com.


How can you have lived in Portland and not swum across the Willamette River? It is the Portland right of passage. It's only a 1/4 wide, a simple 15 minute swim for intermediate swimmers.

But this is not a race, its a one way fun swim across the Willamette River and a chance to swim with our new Mayor - its a historic occasion, you can say you swam with our new Mayor across our river. It's the next step of the Portland Riverlution in creating better access to the Willamette River and transforming Portland's relationship with our river. Show up and be counted!

For more information on the River Hugger Swim Team
http://humanaccessproject.com/swimming/river_hugger_swim_team

-For information on Willamette River Water Quality - Check the Rec!
https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/57781

-For information on Willamette River Water Temperature
http://or.water.usgs.gov/will_morrison/monitors/will_morrison_t_7.html

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