2022 Buzzards Bay Swim

2022 Buzzards Bay Swim

Nearly two hundred swimmers dove into outer New Bedford Harbor to show their support for a clean and healthy Buzzards Bay by taking part in the 29th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on June 18, 2022. The event has raised $185,000 and counting to support the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.

Fastest Swimmers

  • Fastest Overall (Female): Carlyn Soares, (24), of Boston (24:32)
  • Fastest Overall (Male): Cristian Twyman, (21), of Mattapoisett (24:30)
  • 11-13: Lazaro Rosa, (13), of Rochester (38:20)
  • 14-19: Alexandre Conde, (14), of New Bedford (26:04) and Addie Hellstrom, (17), of Fairhaven (27:45)
  • 20-24: Cristian Twyman, (21), of Mattapoisett (24:30) and Carlyn Soares, (24), of Boston (24:32)
  • 25-29: Jack Bauer, (25), of Boston (26:42) and Elizabeth Krane, (28), of St. Louis, MO (28:22)
  • 30-34: Nicole O'Keeffe, (34), of Arlington (27:33) and Blake Cole, (32), of Woods Hole (29:24)
  • 35-39: Judd Vear, (36), of Bath, ME (33:47) and Laura Robertson, (35) of Providence, RI (41:11)
  • 40-44: Justin Nyweide, (42), of Wellesley (27:07) and Sandra Brosnahan, (42), of Falmouth (31:02)
  • 45-49: Miles Wilson, (46), of Tiverton, RI (31:06) and Laurie Hellstrom, (49), of Fairhaven (32:55)
  • 50-54: Meredith Gilson, (51), of Falmouth (26:05) and Alexander Orr, (52), of Wrentham (30:24)
  • 55-59: James Hartnett, (58), of Westport (26:43) and Judith Westrick, (59), of Lincoln, RI (34:10)
  • 60-64: Harris Nusbaum, (60), of Newton (33:26) and Marianne Buchinskas, (61), of New York, NY (38:41)
  • 65-69: Rick Rheinhardt, (68), of Pocasset (27:15) and Anne Galliher, (65), of Old Lyme, CT (30:31)
  • 70-74: Jack Nyweide, (74), of Wilmette, IL (40:30) and Chris Parks, (74), of Fairhaven (45:15)
  • 80-84: Nancy Smith, (82), of Dartmouth (65:26)

View full results from the 2022 Swim.

Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup (Fastest Adult Team)

URSoleshine: Nicole Harrington, Eric Dionisio, Elizabeth Pepin, Bernave Twyman, Cristian Twyman, and Hannah Weber (average time of 25:41)

Quicks Award (Fastest Youth Team)

For Emma: Abbie Daniels, Phillip Whittaker, Emily Donatio, Abigail Forcier, Jaymison Gunschel, Samuel Harris, Addie Hellstrom, Corinne Hibbert, Autumn Horsey, Eugene Jung, Caitlyn Lund, Sean Lund, Emma McGinnis, Brandon Medeiros, Quinn O'Brien-Nichols, Tate Peterson, Julia Sheridan, and Ella Shultz


Top Fundraisers

Top Individual Fundraisers

  • Steve Johnson of Westport ($12,015)
  • Pamela Gauvin-Fernandes of Assonet ($6,110)
  • Nancy Smith of Dartmouth ($4,145)
  • Top fundraiser for a first time swimmer: Alexandre Conde ($1,160)

Top Fundraising Team

NBY Masters ($14,765)

Participation Award Winners

Cuttyhunk Award (10-Year Participants)

  • Alex Gallant, Jessica Harris, Frank Mark, and Rob Thieler.

Six Mile Award (5-Year Participants)

  • Michael Gryss, Sam Harris, James Hartnett, Elizabeth Kalife, and David Small.


View photos from the 2022 Buzzards Bay Swim on Flickr. More photos will be added throughout the coming week.


2022 Event Sponsors

Thank you to our 2022 Swim sponsors!

Cisco Brewing Demakis Family Real Estate 
BayCoast Bank
BETA Group, Inc.
Buzzards Bay Brewing
Gleason Family YMCA
Bristol County Savings Bank
Fiber Optic Center
Milbury and Company
Open Soul Swimming



Sylvia Group

In-Kind Sponsors

All Sports EventsEdson International • Sperry Tents

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
Brewer Banners