2017 Buzzards Bay Swim Coming Up

The Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 24th annual Buzzards Bay Swim will take place in New Bedford and Fairhaven on Saturday, June 24. Proceeds will help protect and enhance the bay and its watershed.

The Buzzards Bay Swim features a one-of-a-kind scenic point-to-point course across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by the U.S. Coast Guard and a local safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor and channel, passing by the iconic Butler Flats Lighthouse and the New Bedford Hurricane Barrier, one of the largest stone structures on the East Coast. At the thrilling finish, swimmers are welcomed with a beach party featuring a live steel drum band, pancakes cooked to order, gourmet coffee, free massages, and local beer.

The $25 registration fee and $150 fundraising minimum (pay-or-raise) includes parking, shuttle service, bag check, swim cap, chip timing, snacks, breakfast, beverages, event t-shirt, water bottle, swag bag, live music, free massage, awards, prizes, and a hefty bronze finisher’s medal custom made by local artisans. Qualifications apply. Special rates available for youth teams.


$25 registration fee/$150 fundraising minimum

For more information

Phone: (508) 999-6363 x207

Email: events@savebuzzardsbay.org

Event website