The waters of New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay are still chilly from winter, but the warmth of summer will soon be here! Get outside and show your support for clean water by swimming in the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s 21st annual Buzzards Bay Swim on Saturday, June 28. Swimmers who sign up through Tuesday, April 1 at www.savebuzzardsbay.org/swim will enjoy free registration.
The Buzzards Bay 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.
Now in its 21st year, the Buzzards Bay Swim is a signature outdoor event for the Southcoast. Three hundred twenty-five swimmers are expected to participate in this year’s Swim, hailing from communities across southeastern New England and as far away as Washington, D.C., Florida, and California. 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.