https://thecharles.org/city-splash/ Fiedler Dock
Boston, MA 02116
Sports & Active Life
City Splash is a community event that provides the public the rare opportunity to swim in the Charles River and raise awareness to bring river swimming back to Boston! This annual state-sanctioned swim, hosted by the CRC, allows the public to experience the joy of swimming in the Charles River—one of the cleanest urban rivers in the United States! The event is held in a demarcated deep-water area off the Fiedler Dock on the DCR Esplanade in Boston. Due to important safety considerations, swimming in the Charles River is only allowed if a permit is obtained from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (MassDCR) and we work in partnership with MassDCR to obtain a Special Use Permit for this unique event. The CRC has a vision to create a seasonal home for swimming in the Charles, but does not encourage swimming in the Charles outside of permitted events.
2022 UPDATE – SAVE THE DATE
2022 will be the Charles River Conservancy’s 6th year of urban river swims. Join us on Saturday, June 18th at the Fiedler Field dock for an afternoon of swimming, splashing, and jumping in the river! We’ll also host a variety of on-land activities that showcase ways to cool off safely in the heat of the summer.
City Splash registration will open in May! To register for the one-mile swim, click here. If you’re interested in sponsoring City Splash 2022, please email [email protected] and view our sponsorship information here.