"Boy, do they know how to party in Provincetown! More than 300 participants swim from Long Point Lighthouse across Provincetown Harbor (about 1.4 pretty choppy miles) to the main beach at Commercial Street, and then join the crowd and cheerleaders (yes!) for a free "Mermaid Brunch"! What a party! And what a swim! Crystal clear, clean water the whole way across, and hordes of people beating drums, waving pom-poms and chanting your name as you get out of the water -- I can't wait to do it next year! (Actually, there are a lot of groups/teams that participate -- Let's get the Huntington Master's Swimmers to go as a group next year!)"
That weekend this year did conflict with the Annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim but who knows what 2008 will bring... the Cape Cod waters do look a little bit clearer and cleaner than the East River!
The crowd was large and having LOTS of fun. This is, afterall, Provincetown MA on the tip of Cape Cod -- not exactly know for being a quiet seaside town. Party! Party!
" The Mermaid Brunch is that way!"