We appreciate the support of Olympians who have donated their time to support the SAA cause in 2017. These Olympians have attended our swims and special events generating awareness and raising donations for our beneficiaries. Thanks for all you do for SAA!
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA – SMAC OUT CANCER POOL SWIM
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA – BOSTON
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA – MUDPUPPIES MEMORIAL POOL SWIM
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA – KIAWAH ISLAND
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA – CHICAGO
SAA – LONG ISLAND SOUND (NYAC TRAVERS ISLAND POOL SWIM)
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Congrats to the 6 swimmers and support crew for the 9th double crossing since 1981 of the Catalina Channel. What an amazing feat! Here’s to the 2017 Swim Across America David Yudovin Memorial Relay in honor of cancer research. Thank you to all who encouraged and cheered along the way! Watch the video below and check out all the great pics!
Members of the Swim Across America family have been hitting the local airwaves this summer to promote our mission of swimming to fight cancer. Check out the highlights from Atlanta, Kiawah and Long Island Sound!
SWIM ACROSS AMERICA – ATLANTA
SAA-Atlanta Event Director Megan Melgaard and 1984 Olympian Steve Lundquist on CBS 46
One of the special moments when you participate with Swim Across America is meeting and hearing the doctors, and signing their coats as part of our WHY I SWIM experience. Dr. Richard Gorlick of University of Texas MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital–supported by TEAM STACEY proudly wears his coat in the hospital.
TEAM STACEY participated in the Sound to Cove swim for the ninth year in memory of Stacey Rose Leondis. This year saw TEAM STACEY reach new fundraising heights with over $175,000 raised to put them on the top of the national leaderboard. Congratulations for everything TEAM STACEY is accomplishing to help fight this dreaded disease.
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!
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.