2021 Buzzards Bay Swim

2019 Buzzards Bay Swim

Fifty swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor to show their support for a clean and healthy Buzzards Bay by taking part in the 28th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on June 26, 2021. The event has raised $122,251 and counting to support the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.

Fastest Swimmers

Nancy Smith at the 2019 Buzzards Bay Swim
Fastest swimmers Carlyn Soares (23) and Justin Nyweide (41)
  • Fastest Overall (Female):Carlyn Soares, (23), of Boston (22:52.4)
  • Fastest Overall (Male):Justin Nyweide, (41), of Wellesley (23:22.8)
  • 14-19: Leo Grondin, (16), of Marion (34:06.3)
  • 20-24: Elizabeth Krane, (27), of St. Louis, MO (27:17.8) and Nicholas Graca, (23), of East Freetown (27:46.1)
  • 25-29: Asa Mills, (29), of Westport (40:10.4)
  • 30-34: Kevin DiSilvestro, (31), of Cranston (25:07.7) and Katherine Erickson, (32), of Providence (33:41.8)
  • 35-39: Samantha LeBeau, (38), of Warren, RI (44:39.5)
  • 40-44: Alan Daniels, (41), of Barrington, RI (25:58.4)
  • 45-49: Laurie Hellstrom, (48), of Fairhaven (28:06.4) and Miles Wilson, (45), of Tiverton, RI (29:22.8)
  • 50-54: Meredith Gilson, (50), of Falmouth (23:28.9) and Alexander Orr, (51), of Wrentham (28:53.3)
  • 55-59: Rob Thieler, (56), of Falmouth (24:18.5) and Felicia Bianchi, (58), of Amherst (26:38.1)
  • 60-64: Benjamin Bryant, (62), of Beverly (31:21.5) and Susan Folger, (63), Etna, NY (36:28.4)
  • 65-69: Joe Hebert, (68), of Amherst (25:42.8) and Erica Miller, (68), of Berkley (33:58.3)
  • 70-74: Chris Parks, (73), of Fairhaven (38:22.4) and William Muldoon, (71), of Mattapoisett (46:59.1)
  • 75-79: Lawrence Fish, (76), of Boston (41:18.9) and Nancy Smith, (81), of Dartmouth (49:15.3)

View full results from the 2021 Swim.

Top Fundraisers

Top Individual Fundraisers

  • Steven Johnson of Westport ($11,140)
  • Nancy Smith of Westport ($5,400)
  • Robert Fallon and Michael Nelson ($5,000 each)

Participation Award Winners

Pukwudgie Award (20-Year Participants)

  • Jack Leary and Nancy Smith

Cuttyhunk Award (10-Year Participants)

  • Alan Harris and Steve Johnson

Six Mile Award (5-Year Participants)

  • Samantha Lebeau, Kaitlin Ibara, Elizabeth Krane, and Marianne Buchinskas.


View photos from the 2021 Buzzards Bay Swim below on Flickr. More photos will be added throughout the coming week.

2021 Buzzards Bay Swim

2021 Event Sponsors

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



Sylvia Group

In-Kind Sponsors

ABC DisposalAll Sports EventsAlexa CabralAmaral's Linguicia Amrita Certified Pure CoffeeEdson InternationalEl Caribe Steel Drum EnsembleFairhaven DPWFairfield Inn & Suites New BedfordFun 107Sperry Tents • The Crook Family

Event Safety & Support

Bristol County Sheriff's OfficeCommunity Boating CenterDCR's Fort Phoenix State ReservationFairhaven Fire Department & EMSFairhaven HarbormasterFairhaven Police Department Marine UnitMassachusetts Environmental Police • Mike Huguenin • New Bedford Port AuthorityNew Bedford Police Department Port Security DivisionNew Bedford Fire Department, Marine Safety UnitNew Bedford Police DepartmentNew Bedford HarbormasterTow Boat U.S. New BedfordU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, New Bedford Flotilla 1NR 65U.S. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England and Station Menemsha

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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