Swim for Grand Traverse Bay

  • Presented By: Watershed Grand Traverse Bay
  • Dates: August 10, 2024
  • Location: Greilickville Harbor Park/ Beach
  • 13170 S. West Bay Shore Drive Suite 102
  • Traverse City, MI 49684
  • (231) 282-9729
  • mhandke@gtbay.org

All events are subject to change without notice. Please check the event website for the most updated information.

  • About

    We are bringing back the much-anticipated Swim for Grand Traverse Bay fundraising event to benefit The Watershed Center. This incredible event will see over 100 passionate swimmers taking the plunge into the bay, cheered on by a crowd of 200+ family, friends, and community members. 

    For four years, the Swim for Grand Traverse Bay served as our biggest fundraiser, generating over $93,000 in funds to protect and restore our lakes, rivers, and beaches. Despite the four-year pause due to the pandemic, the demand for this beloved event has continued to grow, with countless inquiries about its return. Now, with great enthusiasm, we are announcing its long-awaited comeback.

    Swimmers will follow an out-and-back course from Greilickville Harbor Park, swimming two 
    miles in open water in West Grand Traverse Bay. The event is The Watershed Center’s largest 
    fundraising event, raising critical funds through business sponsorships and swimmer         
    fundraising to protect our region’s most precious natural resource.