2017 Buzzards Bay Swim

2017 Buzzards Bay Swim

The 24th annual Buzzards Bay Swim was cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions as the stormy remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy passed over Buzzards Bay. But that didn’t stop 354 dedicated registered swimmers from raising $135,000 for clean water.

Award Winners

2017 Buzzards Bay Swim Pukwudgie Award winner
2017 Pukwudgie Award winner Dan Vasconcellos

Pukwudgie Award (20-Year Participants)

  • Dan Vasconcellos of Pembroke

Cuttyhunk Award (10-Year Participants)

  • Lea Anthony of New Bedford
  • Martha Arruda of Fall River
  • Larry Fish of West Falmouth

Six Mile Award (5-Year Participants)

  • Mark Alexander of Jamaica Plain
  • Rebecca Belastock of Falmouth
  • Halle Berger of Acushnet
  • Jonathan Berger of Acushnet
  • George Borden of New Bedford
  • Robert Butters of Waltham
  • Peter Carson of Jamestown, R.I.
  • James Knowles of Southborough
  • Patricia McGovern of New York, N.Y.
  • Jonah Mikutowicz of Dartmouth
  • Bill Muldoon of Mattapoisett
  • Chad Nusbaum of Newton
  • Eric Pauls, Jr. of Westport
  • Ruth Tannert of Roslindale

Top Fundraisers

Top Individual Fundraisers

  • Bill Muldoon of Mattapoisett ($4,005)
  • Rebecca Williams of Rochester ($3,121)
  • Dan Vasconcellos of Pembroke ($2,775)
  • Top fundraiser for a first-time swimmer: Wynn Perlick of Westport ($2,900)

Top Fundraising Team

Red Dory Restaurant: Steve Johnson of Tiverton, R.I., Ryan Hodges of Warm Springs, Va., Wynn Perlick of Westport, and Chris Schlesinger of Cambridge ($11,600)


Thank you to the 2017 Buzzards Bay Swim sponsors:

Event Sponsors

Amica Splash Series logo Citizens Commercial Banking YMCA Southcoast Fiber Optic Center Inc.

In-Kind Sponsors

ABC Disposal | All Sports Events | Amrita Certified Pure Coffee | Apple & Eve | Artisan Bake Shop | Brewer Banner Designs | Buzzards Bay Brewing | CAVU Digital Media | Celia Gomes | Clif Bar | Crystal Ice Company | Cuttyhunk Ferry Company | Cuttyhunk Shellfish Farms | Denzil Ernstzen Photography | Edson International | El Caribe Steel Drum Ensemble | The Edge Seafood & Lounge | Fairhaven DPW | Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford | Gaspar’s Sausage Company | Island Queen Ferry | J. H. Beaulieu Farm | M&C Café | Mediumstudio | Mermaids on Cape Cod | Michael Rock & Fun 107/WBSM | New Bedford DPI | New Bedford Whaling Museum | Ocean Spray | Paul Curado - Paul's Aerial Photography/Video | Paul Lambert | Peter Burlinson | Reynolds DeWalt | Rogers Gallery | Sarah Brown | Seastreak Fast Ferry | Shipyard Galley | Sperry Tents | State Fruit | The Crook Family | The Whittle Family | Tia Maria's European Cafe

Massage Therapists

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

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 | Massachusetts Environmental Police | Mike Huguenin | 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 Sector Southeastern New England


View photos from the 2017 Buzzards Bay Swim below or on Flickr.

2017 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
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