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TEAM SAA GOES TO CAYMAN ISLANDS

Be part of Team Swim Across America June 8th through 13th for the Grand Cayman Flowers Sea Swim. The Flowers Sea Swim is one of the World’s Top Open Water Destination Swims. The Cayman Islands, located in the beautiful Caribbean Sea with crystal clear waters, white sands and warm weather all year, provides the perfect setting for Team SAA to make waves to fight cancer.

Join SAA Olympians swimming in the 1 mile Flowers Sea Swim, 5K, 10K, or a UANA 2.5K or 5K relay and related events. Use this incredible destination swim as way to fight cancer by fundraising to support clinical trials and cancer research at our Swim Across America Labs.

E-mail Megan Melgaard or phone (404) 823-7946 for more details or click here to register.

SAA RELAY ACROSS THE CATALINA CHANNEL

The Catalina Channel is the body of water between Santa Catalina Island and the Palos Verdes Penninsula, west of Long Beach, California. Three relay teams of six swimmers will embark on the 21-mile relay swim (each swimmer will likely swim 2 to 3, one-hour legs), beginning around midnight on July 17th through mid-day on July 18th. The successful swim will be observed and registered with the Catalina Channel Swimming Federation.

The swim will be limited to the first 18 swimmers to register and raise $5,000 (the registration fee of $750 will be applied to swimmer's fundraising total). For more information, please email Dan Simonelli or Megan Melgaard.

Note: Swimmers will be required to complete a 1 one-hour ocean swim and 1 one-hour night ocean swim without a wetsuit (official CCSF sanctioned swim is sans wetsuit). Swimmers must verify their one-hour day and night swims with an accredited coach or observer one month prior to the swim, as well as past open water experience with Event Directors.

Training plans and preparation swims are available through Dan Simonelli, SAA Catalina Event Director and Director of the Open Water Swim Academy in Southern California. To learn more and register click here

SWIM ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN

Two boats will depart August 4 from Lake Shore Drive—Navy Pier in Chicago and complete a relay-style 43-mile swim across Lake Michigan. The swim will end at Stop 41 of Lake Shore Drive in Michiana, Michigan. Stop 41 is the end point of Lake Shore Drive. Family and friends can wave when you set off on August 4 and then cheer on August 5 when you arrive at Stop 41. SALM is limited to 20 swimmers and 2-3 swimmers will be in the water together for 30 to 60 minutes at a time while the rest of the relay rests on the boat. The minimum fundraising requirement to participate in SALM is $5,000. E-mail Sean Russell or phone (312) 925-4923 for more details and to register.

NANTUCKET 4 MILE SWIM

Join us for a four-mile swim along the North Shore of Nantucket to support cancer treatment and patient care on Nantucket. The swim will be limited to the first 12 registered four mile swimmers to raise $4,000. The swim will take place on Saturday, August 19, (with alternate weather dates of August 20 - August 21). Swimmers will need to be on island by Friday, August 18 to attend a pre-swim meeting. Each swimmer must provide his or her own kayaker and be able to complete the swim within three hours. Any swimmer in the water after three hours may be pulled from the course at the discretion of the SAA Safety Director and/or Co-Event directors. Swimmers will verify their one mile swim time and past open water experience with Co-Event directors prior to the swim (contact here). Four mile swimmers will be invited to participate in the one mile swim on Saturday, August 26 and participate in all of the event day festivities. To Register, visit the Nantucket Open Water Swim page here.

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