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Point-to-point swim set July 20

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Updated 4:10 pm, Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The Westport Weston Family Y's Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim, one of Westport's longest-running sports events, is scheduled Sunday morning, July 20.

Registration for the 36th annual one-mile race begins at 7 a.m. at Compo Beach, and the first heat is scheduled to hit the water at 8:30. A "Kids Swim" for children also is planned at 9:30.

Started in 1978, the open-water race in recent years has attracted about 150 swimmers from throughout New England, Y officials have said. Prizes will be awarded is various age divisions.

The participation fee is $45 before July 20; $55 the day of the event. Advance registration may be done online at www.westporty.org or in person at the Y, 59 Post Road East. Proceeds benefit a fund that provides Y camp scholarships and reduced-price members for people in need, the Y said.

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