Carlos Arena - 1996 Olympian
Craig Beardsley - 1980 Olympian
Donna de Varona - 1960, 1964 Olympian
Nikki Dryden - 2000 Olympian
Rowdy Gaines - 1980, 1984 Olympian
Bobby Hackett - 1976 Olympian
Janel Jorgensen - 1988 Olympian
Glenn Mills - 1980 Olympian
Some of the world's greatest swimmers and athletes have lent their services to Swim Across America,
not only in the water but also in the boardroom, in organizational
meetings, and in its media relations as well. Without their services in
these areas, SAA could not be where it is today.
Swim Across America Olympians
bring a level of swimming excellence simply unrivalled in any other
single place. They hold an astounding 50 Olympic medals, including 33
Gold Medals. They have been involved in Olympics ranging from the Berlin
games in 1936 to the Sydney games in 2000. They are responsible for
setting, at one time or another, 22 World Records and countless American
and Olympic Records-many of which still stand today.
They claim over 60 NCAA titles, including 4 NCAA national team
championships. Moreover, together they have provided over 110 examples
of strength and determination for SAA participants since 1987.
They bring a level of selflessness and commitment that is equally
impressive: many of our Olympic swimmers have yet to miss a single year.
For inspiration of your own, please visit the brief biographies on each of our SAA Olympic Swimmers. Their heroic stories and remarkable measures of success are a motivating force for many of our SAA
swimmers, but it is their unending devotion to service that truly
reminds us why we remain committed to a cause as important as cancer
Please check out our Olympians that have participated in the Greenwich - Stamford Swim Across America events!