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Race Day Updates

August 9, 2013

Once again we have chosen a twitter hash tag for crew to use when tweeting updates for their swimmer’s progress. The tweets will be shown on the Race Updates page (under the Race Day menu) and you can add to the stream by including #13bls in your tweets. Good luck swimmers!

Thank you FINIS! One of the 2013 BLS sponsors.

July 19, 2013

FINIS has become one of the 2013 Boston Light Swim sponsors by donating 100 latex swim caps for the swimmers to wear on race day.    

2013 Doty Memorial Mile Swim Big Success

June 20, 2013

On Saturday, June 15th, the second annual James Doty Memorial Mile was swum.  Close to 30 participants came to swim a cold mile.  The air was in the mid 70s, but the salt water of Boston Harbor was still in the low 60s.  Surprisingly, more swimmers opted to go without a wet suit.  There was […]

Announcing the 2013 Sponsors for the Boston Light Swim

May 28, 2013

We are happy to announce that Hammer Nutrition and Harpoon will be sponsoring the 2013 Boston Light Swim. Hammer Nutrition will also be sponsoring the Doty Memorial Mile Swim this year!                    

FAQ page with new information

February 17, 2013

The Boston Light Swim has a new FAQ page (frequently asked questions)!  There is a lot of new, useful information there.  If you are interested in the BLS please read through the FAQ page.

Relay Preliminary Results

August 18, 2012

  Overall Time Bib 1 Free Stiles Reading, MA 3:07:12 29 2 NU Harbor Seals Medford, MA 3:12:56 27 3 Stiles Pond Scummers Andover, MA 3:13:24 28 4 Knuckleheads 3:14:43 30 5 SOS Kingston, RI 3:34:15 31 6 Chill Factor Brooklyn, NY 4:01:21 32 7 A Team To Be Named Later Wayland, MA 4:26:29 26

Solo Preliminary Results

August 18, 2012

Overall Gender Time Bib 1 Eric Nilsson Honolulu, HI M 2:35:02 15 2 Andrew Malinak Brooklyn, NY M 3:02:02 1 3 Lauren Au Cambridge, MA F 3:04:00 11 4 David Swensen Beverly, MA M 3:05:48 9 5 Nathaniel Dean New York, NY M 3:06:04 20 6 Bob Fernald North Hampton, NH M 3:12:12 5 7 […]

Results & Photos ETA

August 18, 2012

Hey all, just a quick update on when you can expect these to be posted. Results will be up by 8pm tonight and photos by noon tomorrow You can view / review the live stream of the event at ustream.com right now though. Great job everyone!

2012 Jim Doty Memorial Mile Swim a success!

June 16, 2012

Great time this morning at the Jim Doty Memorial Mile Swim! Nice weather, but very windy.  There were white caps, 2 foot chop and a head wind for the 2nd half of the swim. I told everyone it was a “long mile”.  Turns out the course was 1.3 miles!  We promise to shorten the swim […]

Wayland One (and Three) Mile Swim

April 26, 2012

If you have registered for the 2012 BLS and you still need to do a qualifying swim, the Wayland Three Mile Swim on June 24th is the swim for you.  For the rest of you, this is a perfect “warm-up swim” to get ready of the 8-mile BLS.  The registration fee is 100% deductable.  The […]