The purposes of this Association are:

1. Promoting interest in swimming in Massachusetts waters.

2. Furnishing information to and advising those intending to make a MOWSA sanctioned swim.

3. Promoting the safety and welfare of sanctioned swimmers.

4. Observing and authenticating MOWSA sanctioned persons who swim in Massachusetts waters.

5. Gathering and preserving historical data on MOWSA sanctioned swims.

6. Promoting the natural beauty of the islands and waters in Massachusetts.