The BIG SWIM 2020 






 GIVETOLIVE and Brigadoon Village are thrilled to present the 10th Annual BIG SWIM

For our 10th anniversary, we have chosen a two day, three province event. Swimmers and kayakers may register for either event or a combination of the two. For safety concerns, we will be capping our registration at 50 swimmers for each event.

These events are: 

An approximate 8km swim from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick on August 1. Our start will begin in the Tidnish area ending in Port Elgin. Due to the sheltered area, it is likely that this will be a “fairly straight” swim. Start times will be set closer to the event weekend and will be based on weather conditions. 

An approximate 16km-18km swim from New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island on August 2. Our start will remain as years past, on the beach of Cape Jourimain Nature Centre and finish in Borden, Prince Edward Island. As we know from years past, the tides and currents take participants on a curved crossing which is why the distance varies from year to year. Start times will be set closer to the event weekend and will be based on weather conditions.  

Please note that kayakers and swimmers may be required on Friday, July 31 for safety details however our volunteer committee are continuing to iron out those details.

Your registration includes: 

  • Participation in The BIG SWIM
  • Event safety support in the form of multiple boats
  • A recommended training program  
  • Access to a private Facebook forum to ask questions & share milestones
  • Event weekend t-shirt 
  • BIG SWIM branded bathing cap for training
  • Event weekend bathing cap
  • Fundraising support 
Safety Requirements: Every swimmer must be accompanied by a Paddle Canada Level 1 Certified kayaker*. It is the responsibility of the swimmer to acquire a qualified kayaker and without one, they will not be permitted to swim. Each kayaker is required to acquire the necessary safety gear, as recommended by Transport Canada. Without this safety gear, the kayaker will not be permitted to paddle leaving their swimmer without a paddler.  


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Thank you again for your interest in GIVETOLIVE! We look forward to having you join our 2020 community.