As the 2018 Open Water season comes to an end, SAA National members have been at some great events around the country spreading the SAA mission. Check them out and contact us if you have an event you’d like to have featured!
Golden Goggles Award Ceremony (New York, NY – November 19, 2018)
Swim Across America’s own and Olympian Craig Beardsley represented SAA at the 2018 Golden Goggles Awards in New York. Craig along with 4-time Olympic Medalist Maya Dirado, presented the Coach of the Year Award!
World Open Water Swimming Association Conference (San Francisco, CA – November 10, 2018)
SAA’s Director of Events Megan Melgaard and San Francisco Bay Swim Co-Event Director Susan Helmrich presented “Swimming for Good” and “Why I Swim” on behalf of Swim Across America at the WOWSA Conference held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
Santa Barbara Pool Swim (Santa Barbara, CA – November 4, 2018)
The inaugural “SB Swims for a Cure” pool swim was held at the Los Banos del Mar Pool in Santa Barbara, California. The event doubled their fundraising goal in just it’s first year, raising over $11,400! SAA’s own Megan Melgaard and Craig Beardsley were able to attend the event and give some pointers to the swimmers! If you’re interesting in starting a pool swim contact Craig Beardsley!
All summer, we’re offering an exciting opportunity to show your love for SAA and win a $100 SwimOutlet.com gift card. Enter by tagging @saaswim and @swimoutlet in your photo from your swim and add the hashtag #SAASwimOutlet to the caption and we’ll pick the best one. Grab your friends and family and show us the best the SAA community has to offer like these winners!
SAA – Tampa
SAA – Greenwich-Stamford
SAA – Boston
SAA – Chicago
SAA – Long Island Sound
SAA – Charleston-Kiawah
SAA – Nantucket
SAA – St. Louis
SAA – Denver
SAA – Rhode Island
SAA – Seattle
SAA – Charlotte
SAA – Baltimore
SAA – San Francisco
SAA – Dallas
SAA – Atlanta
SAA – Richmond
Each Swim Across America Event Director is inspiring in their own way. It’s incredible to see the hard work of a couple get widespread recognition this month. We can’t think of a better group to feature. Don’t forget to thank your local Event Director today and sign up to volunteer to help!
SUSAN HELMRICH – SAA – SAN FRANCISCO BAY
KITTY TETREAULT – SAA – BOSTON/SAA – RHODE ISLAND
ARTICLE FROM MASSGENERAL HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
SAA – Long Island Sound is excited to celebrate 25 years of making waves to fight cancer through pool swim and the annual open water swim. Check out all the great fundraising being done all summer!
NYAC Travers Island Pool Swim – July 7th
A great kickoff pool swim for the summer with 60 swimmers raising $60k to fight cancer. The night began with a swim clinic led by Kim Vandenberg (2008 Olympian) and Laura Sogar (World Champion medalist) with the kids! The night ended by honoring Kevin Carolan, NYAC pool director, coach and SAA-LIS and NYAC supporter with the Eugene P. Culligan award.
Westchester Country Club Pool Swim – July 15th
Orienta Beach Club Pool Swim – July 22nd
Chappaqua S&T Club Pool Swim – July 23rd
As the 2017 Open Water season kicks into high gear, there have been some great kickoff events around the country. Scroll through to see members of the Swim Across America family having a great time and preparing to make waves in 2017.
SAA – Dallas (May 16th)
Team Pharma Phibians put on a fun happy hour fundraiser that raised $4,300!
SAA – Greenwich-Stamford (May 22nd)
Top Greenwich-Stamford fundraisers and leaders spent a great afternoon at Yale University Cancer Center touring Dr. Samuel Katz’s lab and learning first-hand about his research into using RNA to treat blood cancers.
SAA – Charlotte (June 1)
The inaugural event had a great night at Legion Brewing spreading the word about the SAA mission. A special thanks to Olympian Katie Meili, Madison Kennedy and Olympic Coach David Marsh & Team Elite for coming out to support us!