2018 Buzzards Bay Swim

2018 Buzzards Bay Swim

Three hundred fifteen swimmers dove into New Bedford Harbor on June 30, 2018 for the 25th Annual Buzzards Bay Swim. Their efforts raised $158,000, which supports the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.

Fastest Swimmers

  • Fastest Overall (Male): Joseph Chance, 26, of Cambridge (22:01)
  • Fastest Overall (Female): Elizabeth Krane, 24, of Saint Louis, Mo. (24:10)
  • 11-13: Liam Jordan, 13, of Mendon (24:13) and Alanna Finch, 13, of Providence, R.I. (32:04)
  • 14-19: Jason Bernard, 15, of Westport (24:58) and Molly Jordan, 16, of Mendon (25:10)
  • 20-24: Jack Bauer, 21, of Cumberland, R. I. and Elizabeth Krane, 24, of Saint Louis, Mo. (24:10)
  • 25-29:  Joseph Chance, 26, of Cambridge (22:01) and Catherine McNamara, 27, of Nashua, N.H. (29:12)
  • 30-34: Mitchell Alves, 31, of Dartmouth (40:31) and Nicole O'Keefe, 30, of Arlington (27:32)
  • 35-39: Justin Nyweide, 44, of Wellesley (26:37) and Elizabeth Kalife, 39, of New Bedford (34:09)
  • 40-44: Paul Henderson, 44, of Plymouth (24:15) and Merin Troutman, 44, of Mystic, Conn. (25:24)
  • 45-49: Meridith Gilson, 47, of Falmouth (25:20) and Peter Biro, 48, of Wellesley (27:54)
  • 50-54: Rob Thieler, 53, of Falmouth (25:41) and Catherine Olson, 54, of Bourne (32:33)
  • 55-59: Jack Fabian, 55, of Keene, N.H. (26:11) and Julia Malloy, 57, of North Hampton, N.H. (28:13)
  • 60-64: Stephen O'Neill, 60, of Sunnyvale, Calif. (27:29) and Anne Galliher, 61, of Old Lyme, Conn. (28:18)
  • 65-69: Joe Hebert, 65, of Amherst (28:10) and Erica Miller, 65, of Berkley (35:50) 
  • 70-74: Alfred Allen, 73 of Pascoag, R.I. (29:42) and Chris Parks, 70, of Fairhaven (39:23) 
  • 75-79: Nancy Smith, 78, of Dartmouth (55:18)

Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup (Fastest Adult Team)

    The Salty Seadogs:Jack Bauer of Cumberland, RI, Alex Gallant of Lakeville, Nicholas Graca of East Freetown, Jackson Perry of Cumberland, RI (average time of 25:41)

Quicks Award (Fastest Youth Teams)

  • 11-13 yrs: Gleason YMCA Riptides: Laura Clements, Julia Demedeiros, Lee Grondin (average time of 40:16)
  • 14-18 yrs: MetroWest Aquatic Club: Marco Brunette, Collin Holson, Ava Sirignano (average time of 26:53)

View full results from the 2018 Swim.

Top Fundraisers

Top Individual Fundraisers

  • Bill Muldoon of Mattapoisett ($4,010)
  • Courtney Rocha of Westport ($3,345), also top fundraiser for a first-time swimmer
  • Rebecca Williams of Rochester($3,340)

Top Fundraising Team

The Immigrants: Alan Derr of Westford, Elisa Donnard of Worcester, Manuel Garber of Winchester, Alper Kucukural of Cambridge, and Harris "Chad" Nusbaum of Newton ($5,001)

Participation Award Winners

2017 Buzzards Bay Swim Pukwudgie Award winner
2018 Six Mile Award winner Dana Tatlock (right) with her daughter Ella Pike.

Pukwudgie Award (20-Year Participants)

  • Debbie Gabriel of Fairhaven
  • Gerry Payette of Bristol, Rhode Island

Cuttyhunk Award (10-Year Participants)

  • Martha Arruda of Fall River
  • David Korb of Boston
  • Marc LaPlante of Acushnet
  • Douglas Mederios of Fairhaven
  • Benjamin Ostiguy of Northhampton

Six Mile Award (5-Year Participants)

  • James Balfour of Durham, Maine
  • Peter Carson of Jamestown, Rhode Island
  • Madison Carvalho of Fairhaven
  • Robert Fallon of West Falmouth
  • Manuel Garber of Winchester
  • Jefferson Hunter of Florence
  • Maureen Nolan of Falmouth
  • Eric Pauls, Sr. of Westport
  • Lorena Pugh of North Kingstown, Rhode Island
  • James Shea of Longmeadow
  • Dana Tatlock of Cranston, Rhode Island
  • Andrew Tishman of Waban
  • Shari Tishman of West Newton
  • Michael Walsh of Fall River
  • Maureen Wieler of Pocasset

Sponsors

Thank you to the 2018 Buzzards Bay Swim sponsors:

Event Sponsors

Amica Buzzards Bay Brewing Splash Series logo Citizens Commercial Banking YMCA Southcoast South Coast Almanac Fiber Optic Center Inc.

In-Kind Sponsors

ABC Disposal | All Sports Events | Amrita Certified Pure Coffee | Apple & Eve | Artisan Bake Shop | Buzzards Bay Brewing | CAVU Digital Media Celia Gomes | Crystal Ice Company | Denzil Ernstzen Photography | Edson International | El Caribe Steel Drum Ensemble | Fairhaven DPW | Fairfield Inn & Suites New Bedford | Grainger Pottery  Island Queen Ferry | M&C Café | Market Basket |Mediumstudio | Mermaids on Cape Cod | Fun 107 | New Bedford DPI | New Bedford Whaling Museum | New York Bagel | Ocean Spray | Peter Burlinson | Reynolds DeWalt | R&W RopeSeastreak Fast Ferry | Shipyard Galley | Sperry Tents | State Fruit | Tally Garfield The Crook Family | The Whittle Family Tia Maria's European Cafe

Massage Therapists

Kevin Childs, Healthtrax Dartmouth | Jon Leaver, Jon Leaver Wellness | Jes Wilder, 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

Photos

View photos from the 2018 Buzzards Bay Swim below or on Flickr.

2018 Buzzards Bay Swim

Thank you to our 2021 Swim sponsors!

BayCoast Bank BETA Group, Inc. Cuttyhunk Shellfish
Bristol County Savings Bank Bristol County Savings Bank Buzzards Bay Brewing
Cisco Brewing Fiber Optic Center

Partners

AAFCPAs

Sylvia Group