Courtesy of Greg O’Connor, Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association.

Greg O’Connor of the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association announced the legacy memorial swim of James J. Doty.

Jim Doty is a local open-water swimming legend. Jim passed on in 2012, but he will never be forgotten. Jim is responsible for forming the non-profit organization, New England Marathon Swimming Association (NEMSA), dedicated to promoting swimming in clean New England waters. Jim re-started the Boston Light Swim back in the mid-1970s.

It is the oldest open water swim race in America. There isn’t a body of water in New England that Jim has not swum.

The annual James Doty Memory Mile Swim is held in his honor on June 10th.”

For more information on the memorial swim, visit here at the Massachusetts Open Water Swimming Association website.

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