Whether you have been swimming with us for 10 years, or jumping in for the first time this season, swimming with us means being a part of our SAA family. All of our events are different, reflecting the community they represent, and those who participate always seem to develop deeper attachments to the swim every year.
Our events are world-ranked so any SAA event will be an experience to remember. Here are some ways that people choose which event to join. Want to talk to an SAA swimmer who participated in a particular event? Let us know and we will connect you with a "Swim Ambassador" - someone who has done your event before and can give you the inside track. email@example.com
Location, Location, Location - We have 13 major open water swims in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, California, Illinois, Washington, Maryland, Texas, Rhode Island and Tennessee as well as dozens of pool swims across the country.
Open Water v. Pool Swim - Both Open Water and Pool Swims are fun and rewarding to be a part of. The Open Water is likely to be more challenging and will often have a higher fundriaising minimum. A pool swim may offer the chance for the whole family to swim often times offering a relay option or a distance option.
The Course - All of our Open Water swims have either a ½ mile, 1 mile, or 1.5 mile course. For the more seasoned open water swimmer, find a swim with a 3 mile, or 6 mile course.
Fundraising - Raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment brings us all together and reminds us of why we are here. Fundraising requirements vary by swim and, often, by the course you choose. The tougher the course, the more challenging the fundraising goal.
Venue - All of our venues are beautiful. Swims that take place in the ocean are different than those that take place in a lake in terms of water temperature, currents, etc. To learn more about a particular venue, visit our events page and search for the event you would like to learn more about.
Date - All of our Open-Water swims take place between June and October and are listed on our events page. Pool swims run by regional committees tend to occur in the summer as well. National Pool Program swims occur year round.