Past Buzzards Bay Swims

Past Buzzards Bay Swims

Since the first Buzzards Bay Swim in 1993, thousands of swimmers, volunteers, and community members have participated in this annual community event. Check out results, photos, and award winners from past Swims.

2017 Swim

The 24th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on June 24, 2017 was cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions as the stormy remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy passed over Buzzards Bay. But that didn’t stop 354 dedicated registered swimmers from raising $135,000 for clean water.

View full results from the 2017 Swim.

2016 Swim

240 swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor to show their support for a clean and healthy Buzzards Bay by taking part in the 23rd annual Buzzards Bay Swim on June 25, 2016. The event raised over $120,000 to support the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.

View full results from the 2016 Swim.

2015 Swim

On June 20, 2015, 248 swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor to show their support for a clean and healthy Buzzards Bay by taking part in the 22nd annual Buzzards Bay Swim. The event raised more than $100,000 to support the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.

View full results from the 2015 Swim.

2014 Swim

On June 28, 2014, 210 swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor to show their support for a clean and healthy Buzzards Bay by taking part in the 21st annual Buzzards Bay Swim. The event raised more than $100,000 to support the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.

View full results from the 2014 Swim.

2013 Swim

262 swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor to show their support for a clean and healthy Buzzards Bay by taking part in the 20th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on July 13, 2013. The event raised $160,000 to support the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.

View full results from the 2013 Swim.

2012 Swim

264 swimmers showed their support for a clean and healthy Buzzards Bay by taking part in the 19th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on July 7, 2012. The event raised $131,000 to support the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.

View full results from the 2012 Swim.

2011 Swim

216 swimmers took the plunge for clean water on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at the 18th annual Buzzards Bay Swim. Together, swimmers raised more than $113,000.

The fastest swimmer was Nathan Garner, 15, of Nashua, N.H. with a time of 20:56. The fastest female swimmer was Morgan McCarthy of Orleans, Mass., with a time of 22:17. (View full results from the 2011 Swim.)

The Newport Athletic Club won the Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup with an average time of 23:32. The Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical High School “Crimson” Team won the Quicks Award with an average time of 21:41.

The top fundraiser was Steve Johnson of Cambridge, Mass., who raised $5,200.

2010 Swim

146 swimmers participated in the 17th annual Buzzards Bay Swim. The fastest swimmer was Matt Shenker of Pocasset with a time of 23:13. The fastest female was Morgan McCarthy of New Castle, Del., with a time of 24:03. (View full results from the 2010 Swim.)

2009 Swim

118 swimmers participated in the 16th annual Buzzards Bay Swim. The fastest swimmer was Matt Shenker of Pocasset with a time of 20:40. The fastest female swimmer was Mara Honohan, 15, with a time of 23:30. (View full results from the 2009 Swim.)

Team SCA won the Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup. The top fundraiser was Rhea Teves-Cate of Fairhaven.

2008 Swim

104 swimmers participated in the 15th annual Buzzards Bay Swim. The fastest swimmer was Joe Hebert of Amherst, Mass., with a time of 22:39. The fastest female swimmer was Maria Amell, 15, with a time of 24:20. (View full results from the 2008 Swim.)

The team Lakers FLAP won the Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup. The top fundraiser was Rhea Teves-Cate of Fairhaven.

2007 Swim

93 swimmers participated in the 14th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, July 14, 2007. The fastest swimmer was Joe Hebert of Amherst, Mass., with a time of 24:40. The fastest female swimmer was Kendra Medina, 15, of Marion with a time of 26:22. (View full results from the 2007 Swim.)

The team Save the Lakers’ Pool won the Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup. The top fundraiser was Rhea Teves-Cate of Fairhaven.

2006 Swim

75 swimmers participated in the 13th Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, July 15, 2006. The fastest swimmer was Matt Shenker of Pocasset with a time of 21:16. The fastest female swimmer was Noelle Cook with a time of 28:41. (View full results from the 2006 Swim.)

The team Katman Sports won the Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup with an average time of 33:31. The top fundraiser was Rhea Teves-Cate of Fairhaven, who raised $3,075.

2005 Swim

76 swimmers participated in the 12th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, July 23, 2005. The fastest swimmer was Matt Shenker of Pocasset with a time of 23:19. The fastest female swimmer was Stefanie Carter with a time of 33:18. (View full results from the 2005 Swim.)

Team Kavanaugh won the Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup. The top fundraiser was Lars Olsen, who raised $4,385.

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The Buzzards Bay Swim is a Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Series event, presented nationally by Toyota.