Dallas Open Water Swim
June 8th, 2013
Click here for results from the 2013 swim.
Welcome to the annual Swim Across America, Open Water Swim. Thank you to all the swimmers who joined us for this years event to raise money for the Innovative Clinical Trials Center at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center. Together we raised over $325,000 for the newly named Swim Across America Innovative Clinical Trials Center!!
You can register as either a Swimmer or a WaveMaker Swimmer.
WaveMaker Swimmer - A WaveMaker Swimmer is someone who wants to go above and beyond the fundraising minimum! WaveMakers are signing up to raise $1,000 (double the minimum!) by event day. By pledging to raise this much in advance, we will award all WaveMakers who reach this goal with a special shirt at the event.
Swimmer - A swimmer is required to raise $500 by event day. They will receive a tshirt and towel for their fundraising efforts. Swimmers under 18 are required to raise $200 by event day.
Additionally, any swimmer who raises the following levels will receive incentives:
$2,500 or more will receive a premium SAA Sweatshirt.
$5,000 or more will receive an XTERRA transition backpack after the event
$7,500 or more will receive an XTERRA sleeveless wetsuit
$10,000 or more will receive an XTERRA fullsuit wetsuit
After choosing which type is right for you, you can choose your distance. You can choose from 1/2 mile, 1 mile or 2 mile distances.
There is a registration fee that will be credited towards each swimmer's fundraising minimum after registering. The registration fee will change as follows:
- Register between April 15th and May 15th with a registration fee of $50
- Register on or after May 15th with a registration fee of $75
- Register at the event with a registration fee of $100. You are still expected to fundraise $500 in total within the month following the event.
Bring a Friend... Get Rewarded
Last year, we asked you to bring a friend for this year's swim! This year, we are giving something special to all those that refer a friend. Ask someone to join you for this year's open water swim and make sure they enter your name during the registration process. We'll give you both a Swim Across America baseball hat at the event if you reach the $500 minimum. Swimming is more fun with a friend by your side!
Event Day Timeline:
All changes to your choice of a 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or 2 mile swim must be made prior to June 6th. No changes on event day!
This is a preliminary guideline for event day timing. An actual event day timeline will be posted shortly.
EVENT DAY TIMELINE
6:30 – 7:30 am: Registration/Check in
7:30 – 7:40 am: Swimmer Safety Talk
7:40 – 7:55 am: Why I Swim
|7:55 - 8:05 am: Group Photo
|8:15 am: 1/2 start.|
|8:25 am: 2 mile start.|
|8:35 am: 1 mile start.|
|9:15 am: Post Event Party
|10:00 am: Awards & Presentations|
Swimmers & Teams:
A person may elect to swim alone, or be part of a team. Many colleagues will form corporate teams, or teams may be formed in honor or memory of a loved one. All teams are inspirational and rewarding for all of us involved with Swim Across America. Teams must have a minimum of 3 swimmers and each swimmer is still required to meet the individual fundraising minimum of $500 ($200 if under 18).
NOTE: If registering multiple people, you will be able to use the same email address for as many people as you would like. However, each person will need to have their own username and password to be able to login to their participant center. If you are having trouble registering a second person to swim, make sure you are logged out in the upper right hand corner of the website before beginning the registration process again.
All donations are tax-deductible and proceeds will go to the Innovative Clinical Trials Center at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.
You may support the swimmer of your choice by making an online donation.
Or you may send a check, payable to Swim Across America, to the address below.
Swim Across America
c/o Lydia Chase
7317 Fisher Road
Dallas, TX 75214
Make sure to include a note with the name of the swimmer you are donating to.
There will be 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 2 mile options. Note: The 2 mile course will consist of doing the 1 mile loop twice.
All swimmers will wear a timing chip on their ankle, regardless of what course option they choose.
WETSUITS WILL BE ALLOWED. The water temperature at the location of the event in Lake Ray Hubbard was 78 degrees on Wednesday, June 5th. We will allow wetsuits but they are not required.
Check out some for Hydration Tips for event day.
The event will be held in the Harbor in Rockwall, TX on Lake Ray Hubbard. The two photos below depict the view from the water and the area where the post swim festivities will take place.
Need a Place to Stay?
We have a block of rooms at the Hilton Bella Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard. This is a great location as it is located right at the swim site. The discounted Swim Across America group rate is $145 a night. These rooms will fill up fast so make sure to book yours early! Click here to book a room under the group rate or call 1-800-445-8667 and use the group code SAA13.
From Downtown Dallas: Take I-30 East to Rockwall and exit Horizon Road. Turn right on Horizon Road and right on Summer Lee Drive. Follow Summer Lee Drive to the lakefront.
From DFW Airport: Exit the north entrance of the airport to I-635 approximately to I-30 East. Take I-30 East to Rockwall and exit Horizon Road. Turn right on Horizon Road and right on Summer Lee Drive. Follow Summer Lee Drive to the lakefront.
From Love Field: Exit left out of the airport and follow Mockingbird Lane to the Dallas North Tollway. Head North on the Toll Way to I-635 approximately to I-30 East. Take I-30 East to Rockwall and exit Horizon Road. Turn right on Horizon Road and right on Summer Lee Drive. Follow Summer Lee Drive to the lakefront.