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A group swims in the Inner Harbor during a sanctioned event in 2023. Image from Healthy Harbor Initiative's Harbor Splash documentary.

VIDEO: Baltimore Mayor Invites Public for a Swim in the Harbor

Take a dip in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor? Most wouldn’t consider such a thing, given its reputation for urban runoff, litter and historically poor water quality. City leaders missed their ambitious goal to make the Inner Harbor swimmable by 2020.

But in 2023, several areas around the harbor have improved enough to be consistently safe for swimming.

Cheryl Costello shows us a planned event for 2024 that invites swimmers right into the downtown Baltimore waters. Watch below:

To be notified on how to register once sign-ups for the Harbor Splash open, click here.

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