This year's swim will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 8:30AM.  The swim is a 2.4 mile swim race around the Nubble Light House through "the gut" located between the mainland and the island.  The Nubble Light Challenge has been ranked in the "Top 50 Best Open Water Swims" in the U.S.

1).   Fundraising is not required.  But, if you raise $500, you will swim for FREE.  This swim is a fundraising  event for NAMI Maine.  If you do decide to fundraise you can easily create your own personalized fundraising page on the ImAthlete registration page.   Please note:  All funds raised goes stays in Maine to help all Mainers impacted by mental health challenges. 

2) Open Water Swim Buoys must be worn by ALL swimmers. Information on where to purchase the buoys is provided on the home page.  


3) The 2020 swim will not be timed as a race, but will be timed so each swimmer will know their start and finish time.  This swim is an epic journey to be enjoyed.  Swimmers are welcome to time themselves.   Each year, the course distance varies based upon the conditions of the ocean and the placement of the course buoys. 


Awards will also be given to the top fundraisers!!!  Each finishing swimmer will receive a custom NLC medal.  The awards ceremony will be held following the swim at the finish area. 


Proceeds from the event will benefit the Maine Chapter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI Maine provides educational programs to the public and emergency service workers and support to families that are directly affected by mental illness. 

NAMI Maine also educate schools, community agencies and emergency response personnel on how to identify the symptoms and early warnings signs of mental illness.


A new swimming achievement category was created in 2018.    By completing the Nubble Light Challenge (2.4m), Peaks to Portland (2.4m) and the Islesboro Crossing (5k), you'll become one of the few elite swimmers to achieve the Maine Coastal Triple Crown of Swimming.   Submit your results to us and we'll get you on the list.   

As a new swimming category, we are currently building the list to see how it evolves and grows. 

1. Mike LePage
2. Meredith Farnum
3. Megan Ouellette
4. Marc Farrar
5. RW Estela
6. Susan Knight
7. Liz Mcghee
8. Carl (Gunny) Gisseman
9. Peter Casares
10. Christopher Sweet
11. John Gale
12. Lisa Childs
13. Gail Turner
14. Sam Manhart

15. Amanda Dakowitz

16. Alyssa Langlais

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