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Volunteer for the 2023 Buzzards Bay Swim

June 24

The Buzzards Bay Swim is a one-of-a-kind scenic point-to-point open water swim across outer New Bedford Harbor. Assisted by a robust safety patrol, swimmers navigate 1.2 miles through the harbor and channel. At the Fairhaven finish line, swimmers are welcomed with a beach party featuring a live steel drum band, pancakes cooked to order, gourmet coffee, and local beer.

Volunteer roles are greatly varied, from Check-In and Merchandise Distribution to Kayak Safety Escorts and Lifeguards. When registering, please denote your volunteer position preferences from the following list:

  • Check-in (Start Line only)
  • Chute team (counting swimmers as they enter/exit the water)
  • Parking team
  • tent and banner set up
  • Merchandise/swag bag distribution
  • Safety & kayak squad
  • Parking
  • Wherever you need me!


Cisco Brewers Kitchen & Bar
1480 East Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA United States
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