Dallas Open Water Swim

June 11

Welcome to the Swim Across America - Dallas Open Water Swim.  Swimmers of all ages are invited to take part in our 6th annual event in beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard where we have raised $1.8 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!"

UPDATE: THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT AND PARTICIPATED THIS YEAR - HERE ARE THE SWIM RESULTS.

Progress

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Goal:
$350,000.00
Achieved:
$259,174.16
Top Fundraisers

WaveMaker Swimmer

  1. "Crown" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jeanne Cunningham - $25,970.00
  2. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter David Witherspoon - $8,521.00
  3. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Ryan Reid - $5,350.00
  4. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Alan Miller - $5,250.00
  5. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Lydia Chase - $5,100.00
  6. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Leif Wennerstrom - $4,170.00
  7. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Anne Marie Wissman - $4,000.00
  8. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Quinn Leonberger - $3,930.00
  9. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Michael Smit - $3,850.00
  10. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Ryan Berube - $3,500.00

Swimmer

  1. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Stephan Brown - $3,335.00
  2. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Thomas Buck - $1,775.00
  3. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Ella Schroeder - $1,450.00
  4. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Kalima MURUGAN - $1,138.00
  5. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Scott Cessac - $1,125.00
  6. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Robin Rapelje - $1,065.00
  7. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Hector Narvaez - $1,050.00
  8. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Kamil Murugan - $1,050.00
  9. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Mark Monson - $1,025.00
  10. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Brendan O'Hare - $1,000.00

Kayaker

Offsite Swimmer

  1. "Rock Star" Badge Flavia Rigamonti - $500.00
  2. "Thumbs Up" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Sammie Porter - $395.00
  3. Fundraiser Kickstarter Trip Fell - $125.00
  4. Mafi Wilson - $110.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter Candice Meredith - $102.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter Keri Walton - $100.00
  7. Caroline Belote - $25.00
  8. Fundraiser Kickstarter Laurie Dunlap - $25.00
  9. Fundraiser Kickstarter Donna Rickets - $25.00

Land Volunteer

  1. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Angela Cacciatore - $1,170.00
  2. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Cindy Schmidt - $545.00
  3. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Russ Amy - $545.00
  4. Fundraiser Kickstarter Amy Sullivan - $405.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter April Murphy - $250.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter Margaret Hinshelwood - $250.00
  7. Jill Blanchar - $100.00
  8. Fundraiser Kickstarter Yi-Ling Hall - $100.00
  9. Fundraiser Kickstarter Michele Evans - $25.00
  10. Susan Sayles - $25.00
Team Honor Roll
  1. The Salmons - $47,900.00
  2. Team Longhorn - $41,620.00
  3. Team Mustang - $36,652.75
  4. Team Laurn - $15,600.00
  5. Dallas Aquatic Masters - $13,141.69
  6. KPMG Blue Monsoon - $10,083.22
  7. Team Lakeside - $8,190.00
  8. AQUA CURE! - $6,130.00
  9. Tri-Now Endurance - $5,395.00
  10. Team TCU - $5,359.50
  11. Town north YMCA - $4,343.00
  12. Loretta's Gills - $3,332.00
  13. K2O - $3,250.00
  14. DFW Tri Club - $3,075.00
  15. Land Sharks - $1,200.00
  16. Keller Swim - $600.00
  17. Charlie's Angels - $120.00

 

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 strongly encouraged to meet the individual fundraising minimum of $500 ($200 if under 18).

Fundraising Requirements for Everyone

All swimmers are strongly encouraged to raise at least $500 by event day. Swimmers under 18 are strongly encouraged 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 April 1st with a registration fee of $25
  • Register between April 1st and May 1st with a registration fee of $50
  • Register on or after May 1st with a registration fee of $100

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 June 9th - 2 days before the event

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

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


Dallas from water Dallas where festivities

Afterparty

Dallas Course map final

Questions?

Learn more about the Dallas swims 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 June 9th. No changes on event day! 

EVENT DAY TIMELINE

6:30 – 7:30 am: Registration
7:00 - 9:30 am: Team Photos
7:30 am: Welcome
7:45 - 8:00 am: Why I Swim
8:00 - 8:10 am: Fundraising Awards
8:10 - 8:15 am: Safety Talk
8:15 - 8:25 am: Group Photo
8:25 am: 2.4 mile Start
8:35 am: 1 Mile Swim Start
8:40 am: 1/2 Mile Swim Start
9:15 am: Post Event Party
9:45 am:  Awards & Presentations
10:30 am: Post event gathering at Dodie's

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.

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 strongly encouraged to meet the individual fundraising minimum of $500 ($200 if under 18).

Fundraising Requirements for Everyone

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

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

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.

Places to Stay

The Hilton Dallas/ Rockwall Lake Front 214-771-3700
Click here to book by May 27th at the SAA discounted rate. You may also call and mention the SAA group rate to receive book.

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

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