Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Swim for Boston Harbor 2012

Greetings, everyone - Mike Murowchick here, Save the Harbor / Save the Bay policy intern and photographer-in-chief.

On Sunday, August 19, Save the Harbor / Save the Bay hosted the Swim for Boston Harbor, a championship chip-timed competitive swim on M Street Beach at the BCYF Curley Community Center in South Boston. This year, nearly 50 swimmers aged 9 - 64 took part the race, which raised almost $5,000 for Save the Harbor / Save the Bay.

Here are a few of the photos I took at the swim. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!  You can see more in Save the Harbor's swim album on PhotoBucket .

Katie Odair of Watertown, MA, splashes her face with water in preparation for her swim.

All 43 participants make the plunge into the 68 degree water as the race begins.

The swimmers make their way towards the first buoy marking the beginning leg on the 1 mile course.

A swimmer makes a triumphant emergence from the water as she sprints towards the finish line.

Winners gather for the drawing for a pair of round-trip Jet Blue Airways tickets,
before enjoying an icy cold Harpoon Beer on the beach.

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