2016 Buzzards Bay Swim

2016 Buzzards Bay 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.

Fastest Swimmers

  • Fastest Overall (Male): Henry Keegan, 15, of Needham (22:40)
  • Fastest Overall (Female): Morgan McCarthy of East Orleans (24:10)
  • 11-13: Jason Bernard, 13, of Westport (28:01) and Ava Sirignano, 13, of Needham (38:19)
  • 14-17: Henry Keegan, 15, of Needham (22:40) and Molly Jordan, 14, of Mendon (25:41)
  • 18-22: Eric Pauls of Westport (22:58) and Elizabeth Krane of St. Louis, Mo. (25:07)
  • 23-35: David Lamoureux of Lakeville (25:55) and Morgan McCarthy of East Orleans (24:10)
  • 36-45: Brett Pacheco of New Bedford (27:22) and Meredith Gilson of Falmouth (25:13)
  • 46-59: Frank Wuest of Boston (24:10) and Patty Gaynor of Falmouth (27:38)
  • 60-69: Joe Hebert of Amherst (25:40) and Helen Ederer of Vero Beach, Fla. (32:37)
  • 70+: Jim Dorsey of Westport (38:02) and Nancy Smith of Dartmouth (47:38)

View full results from the 2016 Swim.

2016 Buzzards Bay Swim Wheeler Cup winners
2016 Wheeler Cup winners, the Salty Sea Dogs

Award Winners

Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup (Fastest Team)

Salty Seadogs: Alex Gallant of Lakeville, Nick Graca of East Freetown, and Trevor Ragas of Lakeville (average time of 25:51)

Quicks Award (Fastest Youth Teams)

  • Boys: MetroWest Aquatic Club (Boys): Henry Keegan, 15, of Needham, Samuel Dawley, 15, of Dover, and Benjamin Zeng, 14, of Weston (average time of 25:12)
  • Girls: MetroWest Aquatic Club (Girls): Molly Jordan, 14, of Mendon, Charlotte Moynihan, 14, of Needham, and Riley Correll, 15, of Dover (average time of 29:51)

Cuttyhunk Award (10-Year Participants)

  • Tom Dunlop of Camas, Wash.
  • Kimberly Fletcher of Wellesley
  • Alexander Orr of Wrentham
  • Brett Pacheco of New Bedford
  • Matt Poyant of Fairhaven
  • Bryan Robertson of South Dartmouth
  • Laura Robertson of Brooklyn, N.Y.

Six Mile Award (5-Year Participants)

  • Grover Baxley of Cataumet
  • Sonya Beausoleil of Fall River
  • Melissa Dyer of Wareham
  • Diane Elander-Keys of Norfolk
  • Bruce Ford of Basking Ridge, N.J.
  • Pat Furrey of South Dartmouth
  • Alex Gallant of Lakeville
  • Greg Glavin of Marion
  • Frank Mark of Cambridge
  • Jocelyn Mitchell of Dartmouth
  • Mia Morgan of New Bedford
  • Korrin Petersen of Middleborough
  • Denise Rollinson of Boston
  • Chris Schlesinger of Cambridge
  • Kevin Shea of Westport
  • Mary-Jane Strom of Somerville
  • Rob Thieler of Falmouth
  • Ashley Vandiver of New Bedford

Top Fundraisers

Top Individual Fundraisers

  • Larry Fish of Falmouth ($5,000)
  • Bill Muldoon of Mattapoisett ($3,506)
  • Dan Vasconcellos of Pembroke ($2,900)
  • Top fundraiser for a first-time swimmer: Rebecca Williams of Rochester ($2,420)

Top Fundraising Team

Red Dory Restaurant: Steve Johnson of Tiverton, R.I., and Chris Schlesinger of Cambridge ($4,026)


Thank you to the 2016 Buzzards Bay Swim sponsors:

Event Sponsors

Amica Anderson Insulation Citizens Commercial Banking YMCA Southcoast Splash Series logo

Entertainment Sponsors

Fiber Optic Center Inc. Whaling City Sound

Community Partners

Water and Seltzer Sponsor

Polar Beverages

In-Kind Sponsors

ABC Disposal | All Sports Events | Amrita Certified Pure Coffee | Apple & Eve | Artisan Bake Shop | Brewer Banner Designs | Buzzards Bay Brewing | Cape Air | Chadwick’s Awards Unlimited | Crystal Ice Company | Cuttyhunk Ferry Company | Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms | Dartmouth High School Singers: Cameron Coelho, Stacie Hartman, Alyssa Maitoza, and Abby Rego | Denzil Ernstzen Photography | Edson International | El Caribe Steel Drum Ensemble | The Edge Seafood & Lounge | Fairhaven DPW | Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford | J. H. Beaulieu Farm | Gaspar’s Sausage Company | M&C Café | MediumStudio | Michael Rock & Fun 107/WBSM | New York Bagel | Paul Curado - Paul's Aerial Photography/Video | Reynolds DeWalt | Seastreak Fast Ferry | Sperry Tents | State Fruit | SwimOutlet.com | The Crook Family | Tia Maria's European Cafe

Massage Therapists

Beth McLackan, Ebb & Flow Wellness | Jon Leaver, Jon Leaver Wellness | Kevin Childs, Healthtrax Dartmouth

Event Safety Support

Bristol County Sheriff's Office | Community Boating Center | DCR Fort Phoenix State Reservation | Fairhaven EMS | Fairhaven Harbormaster | Fairhaven Police Department Marine Unit | Kingman Yacht Center | Massachusetts Environmental Police | New Bedford Harbor Development Commission | New Bedford Police Department Port Security Division | New Bedford Fire Department, Marine Safety Unit | New Bedford Police Department | New Bedford Harbormaster | Tow Boat U.S. New Bedford | U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, New Bedford Flotilla 1NR 65 | U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Westport Flotilla 1NR 6-18 | U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England


View photos from the 2016 Buzzards Bay Swim below or on Flickr.

2016 Buzzards Bay Swim

Thank you to our 2024 Swim sponsors!

Cisco Brewing Buzzards Bay Brewing Bee Grateful Bee Grateful
The Crook FamilyTremblay's Bus Co., LLC Milbury and Company fiber optic logo tag line resized
Vineyard Wind Onset Computer TowBoatUSA Wild Waters
Open Soul Swimming Sperry Tents Beta text only silver level
AAFCPAs Out Of The Blue Healing ArtsProfessional Physical Therapy
Brewer Banners