Swim Across America encourages the formation of
Tribute Teams to swim in the ‘Memory’ of family or friends that have
lost their battle with Cancer, and to ‘Honor’ those loved ones that
courageously continue their battle with this terrible disease. Tribute
Teams are central to what Swim Across America
is all about, friends and family joining together to "make waves to
Why Should You Form a Team?
way to celebrate the life of a friend, family member or co-worker that
is battling cancer or has succumbed to cancer than to join together and
swim in their name.
Teammates will motivate each other to reach
out to family and friends to donate to the cause and increase the team's
It is more fun to swim with a group of friends
Fellow employees will rally around your team's
fundraising efforts, especially if the team swims in the name of a
current or former employee.
Your company may support your
fundraising efforts with a financial grant.
If your company has a
matching gift program, all donations from co-workers will be matched,
significantly increasing the impact of your fundraising efforts.
How It Works
Each team selects a team captain. The team captain registers to swim.
Once registered, the captain establishes a team page. Each team member
must individually register to swim. Within the registration process,
each swimmer can indicate they are a member of the team.
As each member collects donations the team page reflects the total
amount raised for the team. Awards are given to the Top 3 Fundraising
Teams. Awards are determined by the total amount raised on or before
Friday, July 19th, 2013.
Fundraising Teams for the Chicago event will receive recognition at the
post-event celebration - Top Teams will also be featured on the Swim Across America website.
There are no additional costs to
form a Tribute Team. Every team member must raise $500. For the money to
be credited to the team fundraising goal by event day, all donations
must be received on or before Friday, August 3, 2012. There are two ways
to submit donations 1) an online donation by credit card or 2) by
mailing a check to the address listed below. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL CASH.
Important: when mailing a check, include a note with the name of the
swimmer that is being sponsored.
Swim Across America One International Place, Suite 4600 Boston, MA 02110
PLEASE NOTE: The minimum
donation to swim is $500 on or before July 19, 2013. The minimum
donation to swim if you register on event day is $550.