James J. Doty is a local open-water swimming legend; there isn’t a body of water in New England that Jim has not swum. Jim was responsible for forming the non-profit organization, New England Marathon Swimming Association (NEMSA), dedicated to promoting swimming and a clean environment in New England waters. Jim re-started the Boston Light Swim back in the mid-1970s after a long hiatus. The BLS is the oldest open-water swim race in America.
An informal 1-mile swim in memory of James Doty. Wetsuits are allowed.
L Street Bath house (Curley Community Center) K Street entrance.
Meet at 11:00am on the K St beach of the Curley Community Center.
Swim will start at noon (12:00pm).
The swim will go from the K St. beach, west along the shore toward Carson beach for 1/2 mile, around a marker and back to the start. You will follow the beach and be no more than 20-30 feet from shore at all times. The tide will be going out at 12:00 PM. Participants will have to go out around the wooden beach walls where it may be too deep to stand.
Local time: 3:54 AM