NEW DATE AND TIME: Annual Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Races and Family Fun Day at Bayley Beach,Saturday, September 10th
RCA Ladrigan Swim Races have been postponed from Sunday, August 28 until Saturday, September 10th at 11am due to Hurricane Irene
Celebrate the end of the summer season with the annual Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Races and Family Fun Day at Bayley Beach, Saturday, September 10that 11am. Sign-ups for the one-mile & half-mile races will be conducted all online this year prior to the event at www.rowaytonct.com. Following the one-mile & half-mile races are the children’s swim races, which are grouped by age and run parallel to the beach. Finally, after the awards ceremony all are invited to join in the traditional beach games, which include a tug-of-war, a pie-eating contest and a treasure hunt. Last year, we saw another record turnout for the Arthur J. Ladrigan Family Swim Races held at Bayley Beach. Once again, we enjoyed a beautiful day with enough events for the entire family. Attendance was greatly improved and we even saw a veteran winner unseated for the first time in years!
Aside from the prowess of all our swimmers and the enthusiastic support of all of those who volunteer: the suggestion and comments we receive from our community is what drives this event successfully forward each year. From organizational comments to safety concerns, the RCA is listening carefully. With growing participation we understand the need to have more volunteers present and more safety measures in place. For this reason we will now be initiating a $20 entrance fee for each swimmer/kayak team. Due to the event’s popularity we need to offset some of our costs and plan for a better, more organized event. Furthermore, due to feedback and concerns of past participants we have decided to reroute the Lighthouse Race route in efforts to provide a safer experience for all swimmers and volunteers. Once again we appreciate the support of all our volunteers, and do hope to get even more of the community involved to help organize onshore events as well as seasoned boaters to help with offshore logistics.
Please check back from time to time, as we will be posting more information as the event approaches! To volunteer, call Mike Barbis at 838-7887 or Ted Hildner at 273-1526. NOTE: ALL SWIMMERS MUST HAVE A KAYAK ESCORT. NO EXCEPTIONS. SWIMMER & KAYAK ESCORT MUST BOTH SIGN WAIVERS. NO EXCEPTIONS. 50 SWIMMER LIMIT PER RACE so sign up early ONLINE at www.rowaytonct.com.