Sign-ups open for the 24th annual Buzzards Bay Swim

Mar 17, 2017

Nearly 200 swimmers and 20 teams have already signed up for the 24th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, June 24. Registration is still open for swimmers.

The swim draws participants of every age, ability and fitness level, and first-time swimmers are encouraged to register. Swimmers will complete a 1.2-mile open water point-to-point course across outer New Bedford Harbor to raise money for clean water in Buzzards Bay. Beginning in the South End of New Bedford and ending at Fort Phoenix Beach State Reservation in Fairhaven, participants are greeted at the finish line with a beach party featuring a pancake breakfast, fresh coffee and pastries, live music, free massages, and local beer.

Prizes are awarded for the top fundraisers and fastest swimmers, both individuals and teams. Swimmers who have participated in the swim for five, 10, and 20 years will also receive special participation awards.

All funds raised support the Buzzard Bay Coalition’s work to protect clean water in communities across the Buzzards Bay watershed.

Swimmers can register now at

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