Dartmouth swimmers raise money in annual Buzzards Bay Swim

Jun 27, 2023

Through rain and clouds on June 24, 225 swimmers competed in this year’s Buzzards Bay Swim, held in New Bedford’s Outer Harbor. 19 swimmers hailed from Dartmouth, including one of the top fundraisers Nancy Smith, who raised $5,450. 

Also swimming from Dartmouth were Jonathan Barratt Stuart T Brown, Kira Gabriel, Alice Goddard, John Kingman, David Lapalme, Andrea Marcovici, Erica Miller, Sara L. Munger, John R. Nyweide, Justin C. Nyweide, Bryan Robertson, Laura Robertson, Natasha A. Southworth, Thomas J. Southworth, Sean Sullivan, Eric D. Walen and Margaret Wood. 

Athletes completed the scenic 1.2-mile point-to-point open water course, beginning in New Bedford’s South End, swimming past Butler Flats Lighthouse and New Bedford Hurricane Barrier, and finishing at Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven.

The swimmers raised more than $172,000 for the Buzzards Bay Coalition. 

The Buzzards Bay Swim is sponsored by Cisco Brewers & Kitchen, Vineyard Wind, Anderson Insulation, BETA Group, Buzzards Bay Brewing, Bristol County Savings Bank, and Fiber Optic Center.

The Buzzards Bay Swim is one of two outdoor fundraising events hosted by the Coalition. The other is the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride, a 100, 75, or 35 mile bike ride that traverses the Buzzards Bay watershed from Little Compton to Woods Hole. The 2023 Watershed Ride is scheduled for Sunday, October 1. For more information, contact the Coalition at events@savebuzzardsbay.org or (508) 999-6363.