Welcome to Peter Burlinson's Buzzards Bay Swim page!
I was 60 and just about made it. Rob, 3 years younger and a triathlete, had no problem getting to eat a good 30 minutes before I reached shore.
So why in the world would I do this again in 2018?
I’m being made to for the 25th Anniversary Buzzards Bay Swim. It has been 14 years since I last swam the 1.2 miles across New Bedford Harbor and Mark Rasmussen, President and Baykeeper for the Coalition, asked me to do it again. I’m not sure if it’s nostalgia or because he wants to hold my memorial service at the Fort Phoenix finish line with the hope of raising more money under the banner “He Gave His All For The Coalition. What About You?”.
Anyway! I’m doing it and I’m using it as a way of asking you to give what you will to support this most worthwhile and dedicated organization.
For those of you not familiar with this organization, it is a citizen’s run and supported environmental organization dedicated to improving and protecting our SouthCoast region’s environment through monitoring, advocacy, education and land preservation.
Most pollution comes from human landside activity. The health of the Bay is used as a monitor, a litmus test of how healthy our living environment is and the Coalition works tirelessly to guide us all in making it better.
Use This Page To Make A Donation For My Swim
Click Here To Register As A Swimmer Yourself:
Click Here To Become A Sustaining Member Of The Coalition:
Thank you for your support!
P.S. Please join me at the Swim’s finish line at Fort Phoenix, Fairhaven, MA on June 30 from 7-10am — There will be a breakfast beach party that's open to everybody. Hope to see you there!
For more details regarding the Coalition history, organization and current objectives go to:
If you prefer not to donate online, you can fill out this form and return it along with your payment to the Buzzards Bay Coalition, 114 Front Street, New Bedford, MA 02740. If you're sending a check, please make sure the swimmer's name is written on the check.
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