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Chicago Open Water Swim

Team SWED 2016
Team SWED 2016

The Swedish Fish

The Swedish Fish (SWED) is an adult masters swim team with over 75 members ranging in age and level. Our mission is "building relationships through swimming", and that is precisely what we do. We swim together and we have fun together. And we care about one another. Which is why Swim Across America resonates so deeply with our team.

Cancer has touched far too many of our lives. Some of us are swimming in memory of friends and loved ones we have lost; some are swimming for people we care about who are currently battling this terrible disease. We are all swimming because we believe swimming is awesome, and that cancer sucks. We want to do our small part in the greater fight to kick cancer’s butt.

Last year we had 13 swimmers participate, and collectively we raised $13,000. We hope to top that this year. Please consider supporting our team. Click on team members’ names to the right and read their stories of why they swim. Donate to an individual swimmer (or swimmers!), or make a general contribution towards our team’s collective goal.

You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America - Chicago, 47 Polk Street, Suite 100-561, Chicago, IL 60605. 

Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!

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