Celebrate the end of the summer season with the annual Arthur J. Ladrigan Swim Races and Family Fun Day at Bayley Beach, Sunday, August 28th.
Sign-ups for the Lighthouse Race (a one-mile swim from Green’s Ledge Lighthouse to shore) will start at 8:30am.
Following the Lighthouse Race is the Buoy Race (a swim to the buoy and back to the shore).
Last are the children’s swim races which are grouped by age and run parallel to the beach.
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 lighthouse 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. 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.
For more information, please visit the Rowayton Civic Association’s website at www.rowaytonct.com. Please note: ALL SWIMMERS MUST HAVE A KAYAK ESCORT. NO EXCEPTIONS. To volunteer, call Mike Barbis at 838-7887 or Ted Hildner at 273-1526.