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The Boston Light Swim has been seen from space!

April 26, 2012

The Boston Light Swim has been seen from space!  Photographed by a satellite anyways and placed on Google Maps!  The image is of last years finish area at the L Street Bathhouse.  You can even see two of the organizers, Thomas between the tents and Carter in the lower right walking up from the water.  […]

Jim Doty: The Passing of an Open-Water Legend

April 21, 2012

Many of you have heard the sad news already.  James J. Doty passed away early Monday morning on April 17, 2012.  He was surrounded by his family. Jim is the one responsible for bringing back the Boston Light Swim in the mid-1970s.  Jim was an accomplished open-water swimmer and if you can think of a […]

Local Swim Calender Updated

March 14, 2012

Our “Local Swim Calender” has been updated for the 2012 season.  Check it out and sign up for swims.

The BLS made the news!

March 13, 2012

The news clip is about lighhouses in America, but the Boston Light Swim does get a mention.  Anthony McCarley is in the video swimming in the 2011 race. America Now – Light House USA

2012 BLS registration is closed, but there are other options

March 12, 2012

The 2012 Boston Light Swim is Full.  Registration is closed. There are three other open-water marathon swims in the northeast on August 18th and there are still spots in all three: Willoughby Lake Swim, 5-miles, northern VT Ederle Swim,  17.5-miles, Sandy Hook, NJ to South Cove Manhattan, NY Rose Pitnof Swim,  17-mile swim, Manhattan to […]

Donate and win a guaranteed spot in the 2012 BLS

September 5, 2011

As you all know it can be difficult to get a spot in the Boston Light Swim. We are offering a guaranteed spot in the 2012 Boston Light Swim to the person who donates the largest amount to “In Search of Memphre”. Three of the BLS organizers: Jen Dutton, Elaine Howley, and myself are swimming […]

Swim Photos

August 31, 2011

We have added links to the photos taken before and during the event on the Photos page. Also, here’s a slide show of them:

Finish Line Portraits

August 13, 2011

We tried something new this year at the finish and had each solo swimmer and team stand in front of a simple white sheet immediately after finishing for a full length portrait. Keep an eye out for these when they get posted, they should be a lot of fun with plenty of emotion on display. […]

Preliminary Team Results

August 13, 2011

Not to be left out of the fun, here are the team preliminary results! Congratulations to everyone! SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/thomas/Documents/BLSFinishList.xlsx BUMS 9:28:36 2:43:36 Sheryl Bierden Elizabeth Mancuso BJ Brannan Noel LaPierre Cold Water Eunuchs 10:00:35 3:15:35 Damon Bosetti Colin Piepgras Jerome Leslie Boston Red 10:24:58 3:39:58 Suzanne Sataline Melissa Kretschmer McKell’s Navy 10:33:50 3:48:50 Douglas McKell Kyle […]

Preliminary Solo Results

August 13, 2011

Congratulations to everyone that swam today and all those that crewed them! A job well done! Below you’ll find the preliminary results for the solo race (we’ll have official results in a day or two). We’ll post team results shortly! Number First Name Last Name Time (HH:MM:SS) Swim Time: 1 Matthew McKay 9:26:17 2:41:17 2 […]