For Participants

For Participants

If you've signed up for the Buzzards Bay Swim, this page is your headquarters for important information about your swim. Here you'll find fundraising tips, training dates, travel recommendations, and other details to help you prepare. We can't wait to see you at the Swim!

"Thank you for an amazing event, it brings tears to my eyes to think about it... because it is totally awesome. Thanks a million."

Denise Rollinson of Boston

Read more swimmer testimonials ›

Schedule & Directions

Find out start times for the Buzzards Bay Swim and get directions to both the start line and the finish line. Here, you'll also find information on parking, kayak drop-offs, and convenient shuttle services between the start and finish lines. Get schedule and directions ›


Fundraising is simple if you approach it with enthusiasm and a positive outlook! Together, swimmers like you have raised over $1.5 million dollars over the past 30 years to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay. Here are our best fundraising tips that have helped hundreds of event participants achieve and exceed their fundraising goals. Read fundraising tips ›


As with any athletic endeavor, it's a good idea to train for the Swim. Training will help you complete the Swim safely and at your best possible time. Check out these training tips, and find out when you can join your fellow swimmers at a training session this spring. Start training ›


All participants enjoy the reward of helping save Buzzards Bay – but it's nice to get some hardware, too. Swimmers can win prizes for fundraising, and the fastest swimmers in each age group win individual awards. Teams also compete for the coveted Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup (adults) and the Quicks Award for youth teams. Learn about awards ›

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about your Buzzards Bay Swim? These FAQs answer some of the most common questions we get asked by swimmers and kayakers. Get your questions answered ›

Things To Do the Weekend of the Swim

Turn your Buzzards Bay Swim experience into a weekend getaway! Just 50 miles south of Boston, the South Coast of Massachusetts is a gem waiting for you to discover. From restaurants to beaches to museums and more, the home of the Buzzards Bay Swim is a great destination for a summer weekend. Plan your South Coast trip ›

Thank you to our 2024 Swim sponsors!

Cisco Brewing Buzzards Bay Brewing Bee Grateful The Crook Family
Tremblay's Bus Co., LLC Milbury and Company fiber optic logo tag line resized
Vineyard Wind Onset Computer
Open Soul Swimming Sperry Tents Beta text only silver level
AAFCPAs Out Of The Blue Healing Arts