Boston Light Swim 2014

gregocgregoc Charter Member
edited July 2014 in Event Announcements
This year we are holding a lottery signup for the limited spots in the 2014 Boston Light Swim. The opportunity to signup for the lottery opened today, March 1st and will remain open until March 14th. The 2013 event filled out in a matter of minutes, so in fairness to everyone we are switching to a lottery system.

This year’s swim race will take place on Saturday, July 26th at 7:00am. There is a lot of information on the BLS page and page.

You can signup for the chance to get one of the 20 solo spots or 5 relay spots at


  • dc_in_sfdc_in_sf San FranciscoCharter Member
    Threw my entry in! - open water adventures of a very ordinary swimmer

  • Me too!
  • gregocgregoc Charter Member
    6 more days to sign up for the lottery! You are not charged the registration fee until you are picked for a spot. The odds of getting a spot right now are great. See info above.
  • dc_in_sfdc_in_sf San FranciscoCharter Member
    @gregoc So when is the drawing? :-) - open water adventures of a very ordinary swimmer

  • gregocgregoc Charter Member
    @dc_in_sf, UltraSignup should be doing it today. I would guess that everyone should know sometime this weekend.
  • hmeermanhmeerman Encinitas, CAMember
    I thought that you had until today to sign up? It looks like the lottery is already closed.
  • gregocgregoc Charter Member
    The sign-up opened after midnight on March 1st and stayed open for two weeks until just after midnight today (March 14th).
  • hmeermanhmeerman Encinitas, CAMember
    That's what I get for waiting until the last minute. Oh well, there's always next year.
  • dc_in_sfdc_in_sf San FranciscoCharter Member
    Well my Amex just got charged so I guess I am in! Will be a nice warm up for Catalina three weeks later... - open water adventures of a very ordinary swimmer

  • Pending charge on my Amex too!
  • evmoevmo SydneyAdmin
    Happy swimming to tomorrow's Boston Light-ers. And all the best to race directors @gregoc and @emkhowley

    1 Jason Glass M Brookline MA
    2 Helen Lin F Quincy MA
    3 Alison Meehan F Elkton MD
    4 Susan Knight F Kennebunk ME
    5 Loren King M Hamilton ON
    6 Rebecca Burns F New York NY
    7 Jim Chiudioni M Needham MA
    8 Solly Weiler M Newton MA
    9 Nathaniel Dean M New York NY
    10 David Conners M San Francisco CA
    11 Bill Shipp M Mitchellville MD
    12 Martin Mcmahon M Simsbury CT
    13 Mo Siegel M Piermont NY
    14 David Cook M New York NY
    15 Joshua Gonzalez M Boston MA
    16 Kim Garbarino M Winthrop MA
    17 David Kilroy M Marblehead MA
    18 Melissa Hoffman F Sugar Land TX
    19 Elizabeth Fry F Westport CT
    20 John Shumadine M Portland ME
    21 Richard Sweeney M South Boston MA
    22 Courtney Paulk F Richmond VA
    23 Francis O’loughlin M South Boston MA
    24 Jerome Leslie M Dorchester MA
    25 Kellie Joyce F Norwood MA
    26 Bryce Croll M Boston MA
  • FrancoFranco Chestertown, MDCharter Member
    Looks like Bill Shipp wins in just under 3 hours. 21 solo finishers. Congratulations to all swimmers and event volunteers!
  • dc_in_sfdc_in_sf San FranciscoCharter Member
    Very fun swim, I'd heard previously that it was highly recommended and I can add my +1 to that - Scenic route, well organized and great people, everything you could want in a swim :) - open water adventures of a very ordinary swimmer

  • DanSimonelliDanSimonelli San Diego CASenior Member
    edited July 2014
    Right on Happy Helen Lin! :-)
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