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Dallas Open Water Swim

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Due to inclement weather, the SAA - Dallas Open Water Swim has been relocated to the Tom Landry Fitness Center! Please join us on Saturday at 12pm!

Please join us on Saturday at 12pm at the Tom Landry Fitness Center, located at 411 N. Washington Avenue in Dallas. There is no need to re-register.

Registration will begin at 12:00pm and Opening Ceremonies will begin at 12:30pm. The Swim will begin at 1:00pm.

Welcome to the Swim Across America - Dallas Open Water Swim.  Swimmers of all ages are invited to take part in our 5th annual event in beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard where we have raised $1.4 million to date. Whether you are a veteran swimmer or you're looking to do your first open water swim, we welcome you to help us fight cancer for the Swim Across America Innovative Clinical Trials Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center!

All swimmers raise money to support the cause, and those who feel particularly motivated to raise even more, can register as WaveMaker Swimmers.  We welcome you to help us "Make Waves to Fight Cancer!"

Progress

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Goal:
$350,000.00
Achieved:
$305,667.07
Top Fundraisers

WaveMaker Swimmer

  1. "Crown" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jeanne Cunningham - $51,700.00
  2. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Michael Smit - $13,785.00
  3. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Leif Wennerstrom - $9,410.00
  4. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Ryan Reid - $6,150.00
  5. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Lydia Chase - $5,575.00
  6. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Tim Leonard - $5,500.00
  7. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Karen Miller - $5,180.00
  8. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Stephen Chase - $5,075.00
  9. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Ben McKinney - $4,715.00
  10. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Angie Berry - $3,445.00

Swimmer

  1. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Andy Plummer - $1,675.00
  2. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Elizabeth Peaslee - $1,051.00
  3. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Ryan McKinney - $1,025.00
  4. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Lawrence Newman - $1,010.00
  5. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Eric Mowery - $930.00
  6. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Kyle Hein - $925.00
  7. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Charles Bonner - $900.00
  8. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Susan Kohl - $900.00
  9. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Frankie Lawrence - $900.00
  10. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Lucinda Metzger - $895.00

Land Volunteer

  1. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Andrea Dickson - $1,150.00
  2. "Rock Star" Badge Ron LaRoux - $665.00
  3. "Rock Star" Badge Julie Sparks - $500.00
  4. "Thumbs Up" Badge Pam Carnevale - $375.00
  5. "Thumbs Up" Badge Peggy Schroeder - $320.00
  6. "Thumbs Up" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Margaret Hinshelwood - $300.00
  7. "Thumbs Up" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jennifer Arthur - $300.00
  8. "Thumbs Up" Badge Beth Cuevas - $295.00
  9. Fundraiser Kickstarter Jill Fitch - $220.00
  10. James Montgomery - $200.00

Kayaker

  1. Fundraiser Kickstarter Rodrigo Segura - $35.00

Offsite Swimmer

  1. Fundraiser Kickstarter Walter Denton - $50.00
  2. Fundraiser Kickstarter Matt Howrey - $50.00
Team Honor Roll
  1. Team Longhorn - $83,470.00
  2. Team Mustang - $66,096.00
  3. The Salmons - $34,950.00
  4. Team Laurn - $29,815.00
  5. Dallas Aquatic Masters - $18,724.70
  6. Team Lakeside - $10,712.00
  7. Keller High School Swim and Dive Team - $4,630.00
  8. TEAM TCU - $4,620.00
  9. Cancer Can Stick It! - $4,215.33
  10. Bank of Texas - $3,275.00
  11. Denton Area Swim Club - $2,650.00
  12. AQUA CURE - $2,560.00
  13. K2O - $2,400.00
  14. UT&AD - $2,375.00
  15. RACE - $275.00
  16. Fort Worth Masters Swim Club - $195.00
  17. BMT - $100.00
  18. Green Wave Aquatics - $50.00

 

Be a WaveMaker Swimmer:

WaveMakers are elite SAA fundraisers. All swimmers raise at least $500, but WaveMakers (WM) go above and beyond the call of duty by pledging to raise at least $1000. You can sign up to be a WaveMaker when you register but, even if you don't, you will automatically become one when you hit the $1000 mark. WMs get an exclusive WM dry fit shirt, worn by all SAA WaveMakers across the country. They also get access to the WM village on event day where they will have access to other perks and swag. Click here for more information.

Swim as an Individual, or on a Team

A person may elect to swim alone, or be part of a team. Many colleagues and college alumni will form 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).

Fundraising Requirements for Everyone

All swimmers are required to raise at least $500 by event day.  Swimmers under 18 are required to raise $200 by event day.

Distance Options

  • 1/2 Mile
  • 1 Mile
  • 2.4 Mile

Registrations Fees

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 before March 1st with a registration fee of $25
  • Register between March 1st and April 15th with a registration fee of $50
  • Register on or after April 15th with a registration fee of $75 

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.

Wetsuits can be worn up to and including 84 degrees.  Above 84 degrees they will not be allowed.  We will make the call by the Thursday May 28th - 2 days prior to the swim.

Wetsuits can be rented at Playtri stores.  Please call the store closest to you http://www.playtri.com/locations in regards to reserving a wetsuit.  Rental is from Thursday to Tuesday for $40.

Land Volunteers

Registration for land volunteers is now closed. If you are interested in helping us on event day, please email Lisa at lkcarignan@verizon.net.

Giving

All donations are tax-deductible and proceeds will go to the newly named Swim Across America Clinical Trials Center at 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.

Click here to learn more about our beneficiary.

Swim Course

There will be 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 2.4 mile options. 

All swimmers will wear a timing chip on their ankle, regardless of what course option they choose. 

Dallas Course map final

Venue

The event will be at Landry Fitness Center. 

Dallas from water Dallas where festivities

Questions?

Learn more about the Dallas Committee here of visit our Contact Us page

Event Day Timeline

All changes to your choice of a 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or 2.4 mile swim must be made prior to May 30th. No changes on event day! 

EVENT DAY TIMELINE

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Registration/Check in
12:30pm - 1:00pm: Opening Ceremonies
1:00pm: Swim Begins

Closing Ceremonies and Check Presentation will take place immediately after the conclusion of the swim! 

Swimmer Requirements

Be a WaveMaker Swimmer:

WaveMakers are elite SAA fundraisers. All swimmers raise at least $500, but WaveMakers (WM) go above and beyond the call of duty by pledging to raise at least $1000. You can sign up to be a WaveMaker when you register but, even if you don't, you will automatically become one when you hit the $1000 mark. WMs get an exclusive WM dry fit shirt, worn by all SAA WaveMakers across the country. They also get access to the WM village on event day where they will have access to other perks and swag. Click here for more information.

Swim as an Individual, or on a Team

A person may elect to swim alone, or be part of a team. Many colleagues and college alumni will form 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).

Fundraising Requirements for Everyone

All swimmers are required to raise at least $500 by event day.  Swimmers under 18 are required to raise $200 by event day.

Distance Options

  • 1/2 Mile
  • 1 Mile
  • 2.4 Mile 

Registrations Fees

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 before March 1st with a registration fee of $25
  • Register between March 1st and April 15th with a registration fee of $50
  • Register on or after April 15th with a registration fee of $75 

Wetsuits can be worn up to and including 84 degrees. Above 84 degrees they will not be allowed. We will make the call by the Thursday May 28th - 2 days prior to the swim.

Wetsuits can be rented at Playtri stores.  Please call the store closest to you http://www.playtri.com/locations in regards to reserving a wetsuit.  Rental is from Thursday to Tuesday for $40.

Transportation and Parking

If you are driving to the swim on Saturday in the morning, there is parking available at 2074 Summer Lee Drive. Parking flag/attendants will direct you where to park.

Directions

Please join us at the Tom Landry Fitness Center, 411 N. Washington Avenue, Dallas. 

Places to Stay

The Hilton Dallas/ Rockwall Lake Front 214-771-3700 
When booking, please use the Group Code SAA15 for discounted rates! Either call or use this link

Another option:  Hampton Inn Dallas - Rockwall  469-698-9494  This hotel is less than 5 minutes from the event site.

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