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Photos: Swimmers on a mission

  • Jim Bayles, of Newtown, Conn., left, talks with his former Dartmouth College swimming coach Ron Keenhold, of Hanover, foreground right, after completing a 15 mile swim on the Connecticut River from Orford to Hanover, N.H., in seven hours and 46 minutes Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Bayles did the swim in an effort to gain support for the reinstatement of the Dartmouth College swimming and diving team, which was cut from varsity sports over the summer. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Jim Bayles, of Newtown, Conn., a 1974 graduate of Dartmouth College, and former member of the school’s swim team, follows his safety boat while swimming for over seven-and-a-half hours on the Connecticut River, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Bayles hoped the effort would bring support for reinstating the school’s swimming and diving team. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

  • Summer Martin, of Swarthmore, Penn., left, Katherine Cane, of San Francisco, back middle, and Kenna van Steyn, of San Francisco, right, depart from Wilson’s Landing in Hanover, N.H., to join Jim Bayles during his 15 mile swim on the Connecticut River Saturday, Sept., 12, 2020. They joined Bayles for about a mile as he made his way from Orford to Hanover. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 9/14/2020 9:17:36 PM
Modified: 9/14/2020 9:17:33 PM

Jim Bayles, of Newtown, Conn., left, talks with his former Dartmouth College swimming coach Ron Keenhold, of Hanover, foreground right, after completing a 15-mile swim, left, on the Connecticut River from Orford to Hanover in seven hours and 46 minutes on Saturday. Bayles did the swim in an effort to gain support for the reinstatement of the Dartmouth College swimming and diving team, which was cut from varsity sports over the summer.

Second photo:  Bayles follows his safety boat while swimming for over seven-and-a-half hours on the Connecticut River.

Third photo: Summer Martin, of Swarthmore, Penn., left, Katherine Cane, of San Francisco, back middle, and Kenna van Steyn, of San Francisco, right, depart from Wilson’s Landing in Hanover to join Bayles during his 15-mile swim. They joined Bayles for about a mile as he made his way from Orford to Hanover.

(Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.




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