This web page was intended to provide reference information about specific newspaper articles that reported on past Bay Swim events and related activities. The
actual text and pictures of such copyrighted articles cannot be provided without permission. For example, the
Washington Post's copyright
information web page indicates that they generally do not give reprint permission for
fund-raising or other commercial purposes. Getting such preprint permission for all
the GCBS-related news articles will not be attempted!
Most newspapers now have an archive section that is
accessible via the internet. (e.g., see Washington Post's search
page). You can generally search for articles and obtain their headlines and
other "envelope" information free. You're routinely charged a fee to
retrieve the full text of the article. Pictures are usually not available.
However, the explosion of information on the
internet makes it relatively easy to obtain news about the Bay Swim
without charge from a wide variety of sources.
If you access the news article the day it appears on the
web, you can save a copy for your files. In some instances, the paper will allow you
to access the text freely for some time after the article appears. In much rarer instances, the newspaper will keep the article
available for a longer time on one of its servers (e.g., Chesapeake
Swimmers Catch Turning Tide by David Brown appeared in the Washington Post on June
8, 1998, page A03, and is still available).
You can also use a public library to find old Bay Swim news articles and print them
from microfilm or other methods. For example, one can search and download
The Capital's online archives at no
charge from any Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Public Library. In addition, If you join a
local library in the Washington/Baltimore area, you may be able to download archived Post
and Sun articles free.