Two hundred twenty-five swimmers raised more than 170 thousand dollars in the annual Buzzards Bay Swim this year with all the proceeds going to the Buzzards Bay Coalition, a group that works year-round for the continued clean water as well as to protect watersheds.
The group also seeks to get people of all ages engaged with the environment.
Michelle Marder from Lynnfield was one of the event’s first-time swimmers, “I’ve never done this race before, but I was really excited to raise money for the Buzzards Bay Coalition to help keep the water clean.”
The fastest swimmers were Jack Bauer of Cambridge, with a time of 24 minutes and 36 seconds, and Carlyn Soares of Beverly, with a time of 24 minutes and 48 seconds.
(Photo Credit: Halsey Fulton.)