Entry fee: $10
James J. Doty is a local open-water swimming legend. Jim recently passed on, 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.
Jim passed away on April 17th, 2012, and the annual James Doty Memory Mile Swim will be held in his honor each June. For more information, visit the Boston Light Swim website.