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Sound to Cove Open Water Swim (STC)

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Welcome to the annual Swim Across America, Sound to Cove Open Water Swim. Whether you are a returning swimmer or looking to do your first Open Water swim, we welcome you to our Swim Across America family!

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:
$300,000.00
Achieved:
$295.00
Top Fundraisers

1 Mile Swimmer

  1. Fundraiser Kickstarter Pamela Danbusky - $100.00

5K Swimmer

  1. Fundraiser Kickstarter Carol Moore - $100.00
Team Honor Roll
  1. Team West Neck Pod - $100.00

General Information

Be a WaveMaker Swimmer:

WaveMakers are elite SAA fundraisers. All swimmers raise at least $250 (fundraising minimums vary per distance - see swimmer requirements tab), 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.

Volunteers

Volunteers are the glue that holds our event together! If you are looking to get involved in our swim event but aren't quite ready to jump in the water, this is your way in.  We always need land volunteers and kayakers (must bring own kayak).  To join us as a volunteer you can either Register as an Individual on this page and then choose your volunteer type or "Join an Existing Team."  Either one of these options will register you to be a volunteer. If you would like to volunteer as part of another team, you can do that as well, just search for that team under "Join an Existing Team."

Are you a student looking to fulfill your community service hours? Volunteer at the SAA Swim!  The event director can provide you a letter upon request that states that you completed hours. He can be reached via email at Kevin@swimacrossamerica.org

Contingency Plan:

In the event that the weather prevents us from holding the event in Glen Cove on August 8th, the swim will be relocated to the Hofstra University Swim Center - Address:  1000 Fulton Avenue, Swim Center, Hempstead NY 11549;  Phone:(516) 463-5081; starting at NOON.  We will update the website and send an email to all participants at approximately 9pm on Friday, August 8th if that is the case. Please check the Swim Across America website's Sound to Cove Event Page on Friday August 7th, after 9pm to check on the status of the swim. We will post any changes to event start time, weather delays or cancelation, etc. at that time. 

For directions to the Hofstra Pool - You can use Google MAPS and Enter Address: “Hofstra University, Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY”

Giving:

All donations are tax-deductible and proceeds will go to our beneficiaries.

Swim Across America is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are tax deductible as allowable by law.  Our Tax ID Number is 22-3248256. 

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.  

Send Checks to our official accountant,

Charles A. Barragato & Co. LLP
Attn: Swim Across America - Angelo Pirozzi
950 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Make sure to include a note with the name of the swimmer you are donating to. 

Click here to learn more about our beneficiary.

Course:

See the attached Swimmer’s Packet for additional information and the Course Map

Venue:

The event will be held at beautiful Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove, NY

nassau map

Click here for a more descriptive google map.

Questions?

Click here to learn more about the Nassau / Suffolk chapter or visit our Contact Us section.

Event Day Timeline

 

EVENT DAY TIMELINE

4:30 – 5:30 am: Volunteers Arrive
4:30 am: 10K Swimmers & Kayakers Arrive
5:00 am: 10K Swimmers Board Boats & Leave Dock
6:00 am: 10K Swimmers Start at Larchmont Shore Club
6:00 - 6:30 am: 5K, 1 Mile, 1/2 Mile Swimmers Arrive 
6:00 - 6:30 am: Remaining Kayakers Arrive
7:00 am: Family Fun Swimmers Arrive
7:30 am: 5K Swim Start
8:15 am: 1 mile Swim Start
8:30 am:  1/2 Mile Swim Start
8:45 am:  Family Fun Splash
10:00 am:  Swim Finish
10:00 - 11:30 am:  Awards Ceremony
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Swimmer Requirements

Be a WaveMaker Swimmer:

WaveMakers are elite SAA fundraisers. All swimmers raise at least $250 (fundraising minimums vary - see below), 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. Companies looking to sponsor teams can do so for $5000.

Fundraising Requirements for Everyone

  • 1/2 mile swimmers: $250 minimum
  • 1 mile swimmers: $500 minimum for adults, $250 minimum for those under 18
  • 5k swimmers: $1,000 minimum
  • 10k swimmers: $5,000 minimum
  • Family Fun Swim: $100 minimum, $50 for 10 & Unders

Distance Options

  • 1/2 Mile
  • 1 Mile
  • 5K
  • 10K
  • Family fun swim

Registrations Fees

The registration fee will increase as the event gets closer so register early! Note: the registration fee will count towards your fundraising minimum and is fully tax deductible.  Here is the fee schedule, as the fee will increase as we get closer to the event date:

  • Register before April 1st with no registration fee
  • Register between April 1st and May 15th with a registration fee of $25
  • Register between May 15th and June 30th with a registration fee of $50
  • Register on or after June 30th with a registration fee of $75
  • Register at the event by paying the full fundraising minimum for your choice distance
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