SHUTTLES AND PARKING

PARKING & SHUTTLES: 5:00 AM TO 7:15 AM
All participants will park at the former Newport Grande, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport, RI 02840. Please follow instructions of volunteers with flags.

NO SPECTATORS ARE ALLOWED ON THE NAVAL BASE.
Swimmers may be dropped off at the Newport Grande by a spectator, but spectators must return to park at The Conanicut Marine Boat Yard in Jamestown, 260 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, RI
-- Please follow instructions of volunteers with flags. Turn left right before the Jamestown Police Station. NO PARKING AT THE POLICE STATION.

SHUTTLES:
All shuttles will leave from the Newport Grande to The Naval Station Newport.
TIME: 5:00 AM to 7:15 AM (Last shuttle is 7:15 AM – no exceptions).

IMPORTANT: Please arrive early for the check in process. The last shuttle will leave at 6:15 am. Shuttles have limited seating. If you arrive at the last minute, there is no guarantee you will get a seat on the last shuttle. Anyone who misses the last shuttle will NOT be allowed on Base.

Directions to spectator parking at Taylor Point Conanicut Boat Yard, 20 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI 02835

From Newport (approximately 10 minutes) 
Get on RI-138 W from Farewell St
Follow RI-138 W to E Shore Rd in Jamestown. Take the exit toward Jamestown from RI-138 W
Continue onto RI-138 W
Take the exit toward Jamestown
Take Conanicus Ave to Narragansett Ave

From Providence (approximately 37 Minutes)
Follow I-95 S, RI-4 S and RI-138 E to Conanicus Ave in Jamestown.
Take the exit toward Jamestown from RI-138 E
Continue onto Conanicus Ave to 260 Conanicus Ave
Left just before the Jamestown Police Department

Directions to swimmer and kayaker parking at (former) Newport Grande Casino, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport, RI 02840

From Providence (Approximatley 34 minutes)
Follow I-95 S and RI-4 S to RI-138/RI-138A/RI-238 in Newport.
Take the RI-138 exit from RI-138
At the traffic circle, take the 4th exit and stay on Admiral Kalbfus Road

From Newport (approximatley 3 minutes)
Follow RI-138/RI-138A/RI-238 and Admiral Kalbfus Rd
At the traffic circle, take the 4th exit and stay on Admiral Kalbfus Road

SWIMMER SHUTTLE CHECK IN
1. Park at the Newport Grande, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport, RI 02840
2. Bring belongings and ID to the check in area by the shuttles.
3. Present your VALID DRIVERS LICENSE to staff for check in (NON FEDERAL ID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).
4. Staff will check your name on the Master List of ALL SWIMMERS & KAYAKERS.
5. Staff will stamp your hand to clear entry to the Naval Base.
6. Write your name on the clear bag provided by Save The Bay.
7. Place all belongings that go to the Naval Base in the bags (no backpacks will be allowed).
8. Board the shuttle for Newport.
9. Shuttles will stop at the Navy ID Office to allow Navy personnel to board the shuttle for entry onto the Naval Base. PLEASE HAVE YOUR ID AVAILABLE.

THERE WILL BE NO DROP OFFS ALLOWED AT THE NAVY BASE GATE.

SWIMMERS WITH KAYAKERS
1. Kayakers go directly to the Navy Base -- 690 Peary St, Newport, RI 02841-- and proceed through the gate. (Swimmers may ride with the kayaker to be dropped off at the start). PLEASE have ID ready for guard at the gate.
2. Kayakers pull up to the KAYAK UNLOADING AREA. Please stay in your vehicle while volunteers unload your kayak.
3. Return to park at the Newport Grande, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport, RI 02840
4. Bring belongings and ID to the check in area by the shuttles.
5. Present your VALID DRIVERS LICENSE to staff for check in (NON FEDERAL ID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).
6. Staff will check your name on the Master List of ALL SWIMMERS & KAYAKERS.
7. Staff will stamp your hand to clear entry to the Naval Base.
8. Write your name on the clear bag provided by Save The Bay.
9. Place all belongings that go to the Naval Base in the bags (no backpacks will be allowed).
10. Board the shuttle for the Naval Base PLEASE HAVE YOUR ID AVAILABLE for guard at the gate.

PARTICIPANT CHECK IN: 5:15 AM to 7:30 AM, NEWPORT NAVAL BASE, DEWEY FIELD
• Exit the shuttle (Officer’s Club lot) and walk to Dewey Field.
• Go to the CHECK IN table and give your name to the staff.
• Complete any unfinished paperwork (waiver, Jim Mullen etc.).
• Take your number to the swimmer numbering area for numbering and cap.
• Drop any bags (CLEAR BAGS ONLY) at the SWIMMER BELONGINGS sign near the check in tent.
• Bags will be delivered to Potter Cove in Jamestown.

SAFETY BRIEFING: 7:45 AM
Please listen carefully to this safety briefing. It will cover basic instructions and precautions you need to know.

THE START: 8:10 AM
There will be four waves -- Two individual swimmer waves and two swimmer with kayak waves. Participants have two hours to complete the swim.

SHUTTLES FROM JAMESTOWN TO NEWPORT GRANDE
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Shuttles located across from the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. The last shuttle will leave at 12:30 PM