2012 Buzzards Bay Swim

2014 Buzzards Bay Swim

Two hundred sixty-four 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.

Fastest Swimmers

  • Fastest Overall (Male): Matt Shenker (21:34)
  • Fastest Overall (Female): Elizabeth Mahoney (22:40)
  • 12-17: Alex Turner (22:08) and Elizabeth Mahoney (22:40)
  • 18-22: Max Trojano (23:00) and Morgan McCarthy (23:19)
  • 23-35: Jaren Hawxwell (26:38) and Diane Leith-Doucett (24:14)
  • 36-45: Matt Shenker (21:34) and Meredith Gilson (22:43)
  • 46-59: Bruce Novis (22:48) and Bethany Aronow (27:02)
  • 60-69: Frank McQuiggan (25:42) and Jill Downing (34:45)
  • 70+: Richard Wheeler (46:05) and Nancy Smith (46:45)

View full results from the 2012 Swim.

Award Winners

swimmers holding up award at finish line
Newport Athletic Club wins the Wheeler Cup.

Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup (Fastest Team)

Newport Athletic Club “A” (average time of 23:19): Peter Carson, Diane Leith-Doucett, Bruce Novis, Solange Morrissette, and Doug Sayles

Quicks Award (Fastest High School Team)

Apponequet High School (average time of 22:27): Alex Gallant, Kyle Medeiros, Max Trojano, Alex Turner, and Devon Turner

Cuttyhunk Award (10-Year Participants)

  • Helen Ederer
  • Chris Ford
  • Richard Mack
  • Tanya Roy

Six Mile Award (5-Year Participants)

  • Susan Bailey
  • Adam Barkley
  • Lynn Brolly
  • Paul Dow
  • Larry Fish
  • David Korb
  • Marc LaPlante
  • Sarah Robertson
  • Bill Roth
  • Patrick Ryll

Top Fundraisers

Top Individual Fundraisers

  • Steve Johnson ($3,850)
  • Tom Gidwitz ($2,850)
  • Korrin Petersen ($2,704)

Top Fundraising Team

Bill and Savannah Roth ($2,145)


View photos from the 2012 Buzzards Bay Swim below or on Flickr.

Thank you to our 2024 Swim sponsors!

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