Annual Buzzards Bay Swim

Buzzards Bay Swim

Annual Buzzards Bay Swim
Date in 2021: To Be Announced
New Bedford & Fairhaven
Start: beach next to The Edge, 1480 E Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford
Finish: Fort Phoenix State Beach, Green Street, Fairhaven

Don’t miss this chance to swim point-to-point across a closed shipping channel with 300 other swimmers! 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.

The Buzzards Bay Swim is a fundraiser for the Buzzards Bay Coalition, a nonprofit that works to protect clean water in our region. $25 registration fee and $150 fundraising minimum (pay-or-raise) includes parking, free shuttle to the start line, bag check, 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. Seeing is believing, come try out this awesome and energetic community event! For more email Register or learn more at

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