Mark your calendar for the 21st annual Buzzards Bay Swim, set for June 28, 2014, in New Bedford and Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Held by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, the Swim is a 1.2-mile, open-water course across outer New Bedford Harbor, starting at The Edge Seafood & Lounge (formerly Davy’s Locker) in New Bedford’s South End and ending at Fort Phoenix State Reservation in Fairhaven. The Swim draws participants of all ages and abilities, including families, swim teams, serious competitors, and individuals seeking a new fitness challenge. Recreational swimmers can choose to swim with a kayak escort or swim aids such as fins and snorkels.

This year, some 325 swimmers are expected to participate in the Swim, hailing from communities across southeastern New England and as far away as Florida, California and Washington, D.C. At the finish line celebration, families and community members will enjoy food and festivities, including live music, an awards ceremony and free beach activities for children.

All funds raised from the Buzzards Bay Swim support the BBC’s work to restore clean water, conserve natural areas and engage the community in protecting local waterways.

Swimmers who sign up through April 1 at will enjoy free registration.

To register and learn more about the Buzzards Bay Swim, visit

The Buzzards Bay Swim is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series Event, presented nationally by Toyota. The SPLASH Series engages local citizens in recreational use of our waterways to celebrate access to clean water with activities that the whole community can enjoy as they raise critical funds to support their local Waterkeeper organization. For more information, please visit


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