Greenwich - Stamford Open Water Swim

June 25th

Welcome to the Swim Across America - Greenwich-Stamford Open Water Swim.  Swimmers of all ages are invited to take part in our 10th annual event in beautiful Long Island Sound. 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. Our beneficiary is Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.  

 

 

Progress

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Goal:
$400,000.00
Achieved:
$438,879.18
Top Fundraisers

WaveMaker Swimmer

  1. "Halo" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Peter Carlson - $23,465.00
  2. "Halo" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Andy Alisberg - $21,775.00
  3. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Brooke Lorenz - $11,236.00
  4. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Chip Linehan - $7,550.00
  5. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Cristiana Fraser - $6,830.00
  6. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Victoria Dinkel - $5,250.00
  7. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Mike Firgeleski - $4,876.00
  8. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Catherine Desmarais - $4,280.00
  9. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Will Alisberg - $3,407.00
  10. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Raymond Bonner - $3,364.00

Swimmer

  1. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Harry FitzPatrick - $3,815.00
  2. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Clayton Graham - $2,852.00
  3. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Cole Pierce - $2,425.00
  4. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Eric Swergold - $2,400.00
  5. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Noah Sorensen - $2,215.00
  6. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Rob Colligan - $2,075.00
  7. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Lorraine Hokayem - $1,900.00
  8. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Chris Thompson - $1,675.00
  9. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter James Coppola - $1,625.00
  10. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Brian O'Leary - $1,555.00

Pool Swimmer

  1. "Thumbs Up" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Aedan Lewis - $485.00
  2. "Thumbs Up" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Brighid Lewis - $415.00
  3. Fundraiser Kickstarter Erik Tack - $50.00

Virtual Swimmer

  1. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Diana Tramontano - $6,375.00
  2. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Jesse Evans - $1,850.00
  3. Christian Farricker - $925.00
  4. Fundraiser Kickstarter Max Probert - $825.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter Caleb Edmundson - $825.00
  6. "Thumbs Up" Badge Hannah Subramaniam - $350.00
  7. Fundraiser Kickstarter Sarah Commaroto - $200.00
  8. Nicole Graham - $200.00
  9. Fundraiser Kickstarter Valerie Shaw - $200.00
  10. Fundraiser Kickstarter James Baker - $50.00

Land Volunteer

  1. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Gillian Giangrande - $1,900.00
  2. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Susan Carlson - $1,110.00
  3. Fundraiser Kickstarter Stephan Todorovic - $950.00
  4. "Rock Star" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Patrick Clisham - $600.00
  5. "Thumbs Up" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Maxine Biesenbach - $450.00
  6. "Thumbs Up" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Laurel Colombo - $250.00
  7. Fundraiser Kickstarter Mac Baxter - $110.00
  8. meghan Collins - $100.00
  9. Zoe Sorensen - $50.00
  10. Fundraiser Kickstarter Nora Baker - $50.00

Boater

  1. Fundraiser Kickstarter Tripp Freeman - $100.00

Kayaker

  1. "Thumbs Up" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jimmy Catalano - $375.00
  2. "Thumbs Up" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Charles Grebenstein - $250.00
  3. Fundraiser Kickstarter Shan Brock - $150.00
  4. Fundraiser Kickstarter Tom Malone - $150.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter Elizabeth Pierce - $100.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter Bryanna Kallman - $100.00
  7. Fundraiser Kickstarter Kelly Broadhurst - $100.00
  8. Fundraiser Kickstarter Harriet Brock - $50.00
  9. Claire Brown - $50.00
  10. Fundraiser Kickstarter inger mark - $40.00
Team Honor Roll
  1. Team Julian - $94,890.39
  2. Peter's Defeaters - $59,082.00
  3. Chemhoes and Bros - $22,210.00
  4. Middlesex Club - $13,121.00
  5. Team College - $11,573.80
  6. GA/Wick Team - $11,325.00
  7. CP-AC Swimming - $11,130.00
  8. Team Mulholland - $9,052.00
  9. Kicking Cancer for Karen,Chris and Friends - $6,351.00
  10. Blue Wave - $6,280.00
  11. Team Irish - $4,933.10
  12. Swim For Kim - $4,425.00
  13. Innis Arden Aquatics - $2,875.00
  14. PAC - $2,775.00

General Information

Fundraising Requirements for Everyone

All swimmers are required to raise at least $500 by event day.

Swimmers under 18 are required to raise $300 by event day.

Distance Options

  • 1/2 Mile
  • 1.5 Mile
  • 3 Mile
Registration 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 10th with a registration fee of $25
  • Register between April 10th and May 15th with a registration fee of $50
  • Register on or after May 15th with a registration fee of $100
  • NOTE: Online registration will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 24th

NOTE: DAY OF REGISTRATION CLOSES PROMPTLY at 7:45 am - NO EXCEPTIONS


Want to support our beneficiary but can't make it to the event?


If you can't join us on the day of the event, or aren't ready to hop into the Sound yet, you can still be a part of the team. Do your own swim and raise money for cancer - and you will be in the company of SAA swimmers of all ages and skill levels, living all over the world, who use their love of swimming to make a difference. Do your own swim or use your participation in another event to inspire people to support you. Do it on your own, with your friends, or with a team. We encourage you to join us at the Greenwich-Stamford Open Water Swim to celebrate your success!

Bring a Friend

We are giving something special to all those who 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. Swimming is more fun with a friend by your side.

Giving

All donations are tax-deductible and proceeds will go to the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.

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 Jacque Lang
14 Little Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Make sure to include a note with the name of the swimmer you are donating to.



Event Day Timeline

 

NOTE: Online registration will close on Friday, June 24th at 12:00 pm.

NOTE: DAY OF REGISTRATION CLOSES PROMPTLY at 7:45 am - NO EXCEPTIONS

EVENT DAY TIMELINE

6:30 am: 3 Miler Registration
7:00 am: Registration/Check in
 7:30 am: 3 Miler Swim Start
8:00 am: Swimmer safety meeting & group photograph
 8:30 am: 1.5 Mile Swim Start
 8:45 am: 1/2 Mile Swim Start
Approx 10:00 am: Awards Ceremony. Bring the whole family for food & fun!

 

3 Milers will launch at 7:30 AM. Registration details will be emailed to you separately. 

Please arrive promptly at 7:00 at ACGT for registration.  The address is 96 Cummings Point Road in Stamford, CT. See directions on travel tab.

Wetsuits:  Due to water temperature, all 1.5 and 3 mile swimmers will be required to wear a wetsuit. Please see the Swimmer Requirement tab for wetsuit options.

What to Bring: In addition to bringing any donations you have collected, please remember to bring the following items:  directions to ACGT, a towel, sunscreen, a baseball hat or equivalent to shade your face, sweatshirt, sweatpants, wetsuit (mandatory),  board shirt (this goes underneath the wetsuit to prevent chafing around the neck), Vaseline or BodyGlide (for under the arms, neck area), 2 pairs of goggles, disposable camera (optional), give your cell phones a break for the day, and don't forget a labeled bag that zips to put everything in!

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 theyw ill have access to other perks and swag. Click here to learn more.

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 5 swimmers and each swimmer is still required to meet the individual fundraising minimum of $500 ($300 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 $300 by event day.

Distance Options

 

  • 1/2 Mile
  • 1.5 Mile
  • 3 Mile

Registration 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 10th with a registration fee of $25
  • Register between April 10th and May 15th with a registration fee of $50
  • Register on or after May 15th with a registration fee of $100
  • If you are unable to join us on event day, you can register as an "Virtual Swimmer" and fundraise and swim at your own convenience. Swim on your own time and still help ACGT!

Age Requirements

Swimmers must be at least 12 years old (exceptions to be reviewed by Event Director)

Wetsuit Rentals
Due to water temperature, all 1.5 and 3 mile swimmers will be required to wear a wetsuit. If you do not own a wetsuit, we have three options for you. Be sure to mention Swim Across America with Ski and Scuba Connection and Downtown CT, and enter SAA20 with WetsuitRentals.com.

The Ski and Scuba Connection 
26 Saint Roch Avenue, Greenwich, CT
www.skiandscubaconnection.com) - 203.629.4766 
Offering a discounted wetsuit rental for only $10/day - and they will also offer a 15% discount off any wetsuit purchase.

Downunder CT 
157 Rowayton Ave. Rowayton, CT 06853 (203) 642-3660  575 Riverside Ave. Saugatuck Center, Westport, CT 06880 (203) 956-6217 www.downunderct.com Offering a 10% discount on any wetsuit purchase.

WetsuitRentals.com 
Based in Seattle, WetsuitRentals.com  will ship to you. Use code SAA20 for $45 weekend rental for adult. Youth wetsuit is $50 and kids wetsuit is $35. You keep the youth and kid wetsuits. Cost is inclusive of shipping to you and returning the adult wetsuit. Place your order by June 17 to be assured of delivery. E-mail patty@wetsuitrental.com or call 360-297-1818 for more information.

Special Offer for Guys 
Turq Swimbriefs is offering a 25% discount to any male participant (swimmer or volunteer). Go to http://turqsport.com/ and use coupon code “MAKEWAVES25” when making your online purchase.

 

Transportation and Parking

The following hotels are centrally-located for swimmers attending this event The Sheraton 700 East Main Street Stamford, CT  06901 (203) 358-8400 The Hyatt 1800 East Putnam Avenue  Old Greenwich, CT  06870 (203) 409-4350.
Directions
Our swim location is 96 Cummings Point Road in Stamford, CT. Take Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 5. At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, take a right onto East Putnam Avenue (U.S. route 1). At the first light, take a right onto Sound Beach Avenue. Bear right at the rotary and continue on Sound Beach Avenue to end (approximately 1.9 miles). Turn left onto Shore Road. Proceed to third stop sign (approximately .8 miles), turn right onto Cummings Point Road. Follow Cummings Point until you are approaching a road barrier that reads "No Trespassing/Do Not Enter." Before reaching the barrier, turn left between stone columns.

Safety

Swim Across America makes swimmer safety the most important component of all of our swimming events. A Safety Director is responsible for coordinating all activities within an event, and works closely with both Police and Coast Guard representatives to ensure swimmer safety. In addition to Navigation, Swim, Police and Coast Guard boats, and 2 zodiacs ensure swimmer safety at all times.  All boats are able to communicate via both hand held and ship to shore radios. All swimmers are required to follow specific procedures to participate in the event. These procedures are designed to protect swimmers from injury and will be enforced by the Safety Director.

Note:  The Event Director reserves the right to terminate the swim for any swimmers who delay the event beyond a reasonable timeframe - as determined by the Safety Coordinator.

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