“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.”
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