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A storied harbour and lighthouse enticed intrepid marathon swimmers in the early years of the Boston Light Swim.


Peter S McNally

Apparently the first to attempt the Boston Light Swim, although no historical records corroborate this claim

The rush of plunging off a perfectly good boat, eight miles offshore, into the chilly waters of a working harbour just after sunrise and swimming back to the mainland across busy ferry lanes crisscrossed by recreational boat traffic is not a prospect for the faint of heart. But then, marathon swimmers are not exactly the kind of folks who avoid a challenge.

As such, the Boston Light Swim has attracted many top marathon swimmers and hopefuls over its 111- year history. And, no, that’s not a typo – 2018 marks 111 years since the first running of the Boston Light Swim in 1907.

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FIT FOR LIFE One of the great things about outdoor swimming is that it can be done by people of all ages. Whether it is wild swimming with your kids or entering races in the super vet category, swimming can be part of your life whatever your age. Our July issue has a Fit for Life theme. As we swim through the ages we look at how we can encourage more young people to swim in the open water, how we should adapt our training as we get older, how one school transformed its swimming lessons and how we can use strength training to combat age-related muscle loss. Plus, we meet swimmers of all ages to discuss their relationship with swimming outdoors.