2013 Buzzards Bay Swim

2014 Buzzards Bay Swim

Two hundred sixty-two 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.

Fastest Swimmers

  • Fastest Overall (Male): Alex Gallant (22:17)
  • Fastest Overall (Female): Morgan McCarthy (22:50)
  • 12-17: Alex Gallant (22:17) and Makayla Logan (22:56)
  • 18-22: Jun Oh (23:08) and Juliana Ferrari (24:28)
  • 23-35: David Lamoreaux (23:05) and Morgan McCarthy (22:50)
  • 36-45: David Lyons (25:39) and Meredith Gilson (23:34)
  • 46-59: Steve Hubbard (23:47) and Judith Westrick (26:42)
  • 60-69: Joe Hebert (24:26) and Erica Sahlin (35:35)
  • 70+: Anthony Garro (39:37) and Nancy Smith (49:28)

View full results from the 2013 Swim.

spectator giving swimmer a high-five at the 2013 Buzzards Bay Swim finish line
A swimmer reaches the finish line.

Award Winners

Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup (Fastest Team)

Freetown-Lakeville Masters (average time of 30:14): Emily Denault, Andrea Desjardins Newman, Brett Pacheco, and Sarah Renaud

Quicks Award (Fastest High School Teams)

  • Boys: Apponequet “A” (average time of 23:07)
  • Girls: Apponequet Lady Lakers (average time of 27:30)

Cuttyhunk Award (10-Year Participants)

  • Jim Dorsey
  • Kathryn Duff
  • Joe Hebert
  • Erica Sahlin
  • Louis Sardelli
  • Andrea Desjardins Newman

Six Mile Award (5-Year Participants)

  • Bruce Ford
  • Alan Harris
  • Douglas Medeiros
  • Max Medina
  • Benjamin Ostiguy
  • Sarah Renaud Desjardins
  • Leslie Trott
  • Stephanie Trott
  • Kimberly Tulloch
  • Bobby Wilkey

Top Fundraisers

Top Individual Fundraisers

  • Steve Johnson ($5,850)
  • Tom Gidwitz ($3,100)
  • Elise Breninkmeyer ($1,863)
  • Top fundraiser for a first-time swimmer: William B. Muldoon ($1,590)

Top Fundraising Team

Freetown-Lakeville Masters ($1,590)


View photos from the 2013 Buzzards Bay Swim below or on Flickr.

Thank you to our 2024 Swim sponsors!

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