Jim Doty Memorial Mile Swim
From OpenwaterpediaJames Doty, an Honour Swimmer in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.
Doty swam across or the length of most New Hampshire lakes and swam on the professional circuit in World Professional Marathon Swimming Association races in Chicago, La Tuque, Chiccoutimi and Rhode Island, and made two English Channel attempts. He established the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Davids-Wheeler Award in 1968, started the Boston Light Swim in 1978 and founded the New England Marathon Swimming Association (NEMSA) in 1978 as a charity organization to study water conditions, water safety and promote swimming. He has also completed marathon swims around Cape Ann in Gloucester, Massachusetts in 12 hours 31 minutes, completed the Boston Light Swim 14 times, completed a double Graves Light swim in 11 hours 45 minutes and completed a double Boston Light Swim in 10 hours.
Date: 16 June 2012
Time: 9 am with start at 10 am
Where: L Street bath house in South Boston, Massachusetts
Donation: There is no fee required to participate, but a donation to the Doty family's preferred charity is requested
Website: Jim Doty Memorial Mile Swim
Facebook: Facebook page
Hosts: Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association (MOWSA), New England Marathon Swimming Association (NEMSA), and Boston Light Swim