2015 Buzzards Bay Swim
Two hundred forty-eight swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor to show their support for a clean and healthy Buzzards Bay by taking part in the 22nd annual Buzzards Bay Swim on June 20, 2015. The event raised more than $100,000 to support the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.
- Fastest Overall (Male): Lukas Williams of Scottsdale, Ariz. (21:36)
- Fastest Overall (Female): Mollie Westrick of Lincoln, R.I. (22:57)
- 12-17: Henry Keegan of Needham (22:48) and Mollie Westrick of Lincoln, R.I. (22:57)
- 18-22: Lukas Williams of Scottsdale, Ariz. (21:36) and Tess Walter of Scituate (25:55)
- 23-35: Edward Sweeney of Brighton (26:03) and Morgan McCarthy of East Orleans (23:32)
- 36-45: Jeff Jotz of Rahway, N.J. (23:01) and Olivia Decas of Mattapoisett (25:31)
- 46-59: Gus Baker of Waban (23:24) and Deborah Sakr of Amesbury (28:25)
- 60-69: Joe Hebert of Amherst (25:11) and Helen Ederer of Vero Beach, Fla. (31:00)
- 70+: Jim Dorsey of Westport (37:21) and Nancy Smith of Dartmouth (44:58)
View full results from the 2015 Swim.
Fastest swimmers Mollie Westrick and Lukas Williams
Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup (Fastest Team)
Washed Up: Robert Stringfellow of Foxborough, Jonathan Mariner of Marion, and Max Medina of Marion (average time of 26:51)
Quicks Award (Fastest High School Teams)
- Boys: Apponequet Regional High School - Boys: Alex Gallant, 18, of Lakeville, Joshua Beck, 18, of Lakeville, and Nicholas Graca, 17, of East Freetown (average time of 23:21)
- Girls: Metrowest Aquatic Club: Riley Correll, 14, of Dover, Caroline Body, 18, of Dover, and Kate Okun, 15, of Wellesley (average time of 30:38)
Cuttyhunk Award (10-Year Participants)
- Judy Allen of Natick
- Doug Olney of Brooklyn, N.Y.
Six Mile Award (5-Year Participants)
- Brendan Annett of Cotuit
- DJ Atkins of Pelham, N.H.
- George J. Borden of Fall River
- Graham Cottrell of Fairhaven
- Dianne Elander-Keys of Norfolk
- Jaren Hawxwell of Berkley
- Steve Johnson of Tiverton, R.I.
- Catherine Olson of Cataumet
- Judith Westrick of Lincoln, R.I.
Top Individual Fundraisers
- Lawrence Fish of Falmouth ($5,000)
- Steve Johnson of Tiverton, R.I. ($2,675)
- Christine Parks of Fairhaven ($2,370)
- Top fundraiser for a first-time swimmer: Patrick Jenkins of Bourne ($1,640)
Top Fundraising Team
Red Dory Restaurant: Steve Johnson of Tiverton, R.I., and Chris Schlesinger of Cambridge ($4,620)
View photos from the 2015 Buzzards Bay Swim below or on Flickr.