2023 Buzzards Bay Swim

2023 Buzzards Bay Swim

214 swimmers participated in the 30th annual Buzzards Bay Swim on June 24, 2023. A foggy and rainy morning didn't deter the swimmers, who enjoyed calm waters on their trip from New Bedford to Fairhaven. The event has raised $186,000 and counting to support the Coalition's education, conservation, and advocacy work.

Fastest Swimmers

  • Fastest Overall (Female): Carlyn Soares, (25), of Boston (24:48)
  • Fastest Overall (Male): Jack Bauer, (26), of Cambridge (24:36)
  • 11-13: Caitlyn Hickey, (13), of Westwood (1:03:49) and Harrison Govoni, (12), of Marion (46:15)
  • 14-19: Addie Hellstrom, (18), of Fairhaven (26:09) and Sean Lund, (18), of Rochester (27:23) 
  • 20-24: Kerry Miller, (24), of Worcester (28:21) and Jason Bernard, (20), of Westport (26:38)
  • 25-29: Carlyn Soares, (25), of Boston (24:48) and Jack Bauer, (26), of Cambridge (24:36)
  • 30-34: Sandra Hornig, (30), of Boston (27:32) and Michael DiBenedetto, (32), of Raynham (34:20)
  • 35-39: Nicole O'Keeffe, (35), of Arlington (26:00) and John Kingman, (37) of Dartmouth (27:05)
  • 40-44: Sandra Brosnahan, (43), of Falmouth (28:00) and Justin Nyweide, (43), of Wellesley (25:57)
  • 45-49: Kate Wilson, (45), of Exeter, NH (38:47) and Miles Wilson, (47), of Tiverton, RI (30:30)
  • 50-54: Meredith Gilson, (51), of Falmouth (24:54) and David Govoni, (51), of Marion (26:35)
  • 55-59: Moira McCullough, (56), of Osterville (29:38) and James Hartnett, (59), of Westport (25:37)
  • 60-64: Dina Pandya, (60), of East Falmouth (28:32) and Harris Nusbaum, (61), of Newton (31:36)
  • 65-69: Mary Kaminski, (66), of North Falmouth (32:02) and Rick Rheinhardt, (69), of Pocasset (27:22)
  • 70-74: Erica Miller, (70), of Berkley (35:25) and Joe Hebert, (70), of East Falmouth (30:33)
  • 75-79: Chris Parks, (75), of Fairhaven (41:21) and John Nyweide, (75), of Wilmette, IL (39:04)
  • 80-84: Nancy Smith, (83), of Dartmouth (1:04:46) and Philip Weinstein, (80), of Westport (46:46)

View full results from the 2023 Swim.

Wheeler Watershed Challenge Cup (Fastest Adult Team)

Salty Sea Dogs: Craig Barrett, Jack Bauer, Jason Bernard, Alex Gallant, Trevor Gehring, Nicholas Graca, Mackenzie Karnilow, Kelly Martin, Jackson Perry (average time of 25:42)

Quicks Award (Fastest Youth Team)

For Emma: Abbie Daniels, Emily Donatio, Melissa Dyer, Abigail Forcier, Daniel Goulart, David Govoni, Harrison Govoni, Oliviah Govoni, Leo Grondin, Jaymison Gunschel, Alan Harris, Jessica Harris, Samuel Harris, Addie Hellstrom, Corinne Hibbert, Caitlyn Hickey, Wendy Hickey, Autumn Horsey, Jorge Huaco, Eugene Jung, Caitlyn Lund, Sean Lund, Allison McCoy, David McGinnis, Emma McGinnis, Quinn O'Brien-Nichols, Korrin Petersen, Marcus Robichaud, Lazaro Rosa, Maggie Seward, Ella Shultz, Allison Ward, Jessica Whittaker, and Phillip Whittaker

 

Top Fundraisers

Top Individual Fundraisers

  • Steve Johnson of Westport ($13,200)
  • Nancy Smith of Dartmouth ($5,547)
  • Jessica Whittaker of Rochester ($4,667)
  • Top fundraiser for a first time swimmer: Jessica Whittaker ($4,667)

Top Fundraising Team

For Emma ($20,632)
 

Participation Award Winners

Cuttyhunk Award (10-Year Participants)

  • Halle Berger, William Muldoon, and Catherine Olson.

Six Mile Award (5-Year Participants)

  • David Govoni, Leo Grondin, Steve Kanovsky, Jack Pearson, Mark LaFreniere, Douglas Swoish, and Lauren Doyle.

Photos

View photos from the 2023 Buzzards Bay Swim on Flickr.

 

2023 Event Sponsors

Thank you to our 2023 Swim sponsors!

Thank you to our 2024 Swim sponsors!

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