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Sound to Cove Open Water Swim (STC)

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

Online registration for our annual Sound to Cove Swim is now closed. If you would like to swim with us, you can join us on the morning of the swim! Please come early and have the full fundraising amount in hand. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday morning!

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!"

Click here for the 2015 Swimmers Packet!

Progress

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Goal:
$300,000.00
Achieved:
$388,228.66
Top Fundraisers

1/2 Mile Swimmer

  1. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Dan Kennedy - $8,895.00
  2. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Ellen Leondis - $7,280.00
  3. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Frank Amodeo - $5,075.00
  4. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Michelle Rea - $5,000.00
  5. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Teddy Balkind - $3,905.00
  6. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Denis Dagger - $3,750.00
  7. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Elena Tomasino - $3,425.00
  8. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Matthew Pena - $3,130.00
  9. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Rudy Ruiss - $3,050.00
  10. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Sophia Fu - $2,755.00

1 Mile Swimmer

  1. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jeffrey Kovner - $10,525.00
  2. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Diana Leondis - $9,380.00
  3. "Medal" Badge Kevin Shine - $8,400.00
  4. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Tony Leondis - $8,305.00
  5. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jim Sirignano - $6,000.00
  6. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jessica Gallo - $4,901.00
  7. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Clayton McGratty - $4,765.00
  8. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Pamela Danbusky - $4,250.00
  9. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Edward Gruska - $3,775.00
  10. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Cheryl McAuliffe - $3,475.00

5K Swimmer

  1. "Full Heart" Badge Trevor Stanco - $5,492.50
  2. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Sean McCormack - $4,900.00
  3. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Wai Lam - $4,769.36
  4. "Heart" Badge John Duffy III - $4,645.00
  5. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Carol Moore - $3,688.00
  6. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Joanna Grossman - $3,008.00
  7. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Anthony Alizzi - $2,965.00
  8. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Maggie White - $2,965.00
  9. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter bruce barket - $2,700.00
  10. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Suzanne Sullivan - $2,645.00

10K Swimmer

  1. "Crown" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Joseph Kasper - $27,450.00
  2. "Trophy" Badge John Coyle - $11,475.00
  3. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Sophie Rittenhouse - $10,715.00
  4. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Randy Hill - $10,120.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter William Rittenhouse - $5,482.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter Burt Zweigenhaft - $4,400.00
  7. Fundraiser Kickstarter Anthony Troiano - $50.00

Family fun swimmer

  1. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Richard Pagnotta - $8,935.00
  2. Brooke Pena - $500.00
  3. Caroline Danbusky - $300.00
  4. Riley Danbusky - $300.00
  5. Brianna Pena - $270.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter Glory mayreis - $25.00

Offsite Swimmer

  1. "Halo" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Des Rea - $21,000.00
  2. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Alex Durante - $3,240.00
  3. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Matthew Thunell - $2,788.00
  4. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Raffaella Sordella - $2,500.00
  5. Lauren Sadkin - $500.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter Eric Sadkin - $500.00
  7. Fundraiser Kickstarter AURORA TICE - $400.00
  8. Fundraiser Kickstarter Kathleen McGill - $100.00

Morgan Park Volunteer

  1. "Heart" Badge Alexa Stanco - $5,012.50
  2. "Heart" Badge mark lacy - $5,000.00
  3. Fundraiser Kickstarter Ken Schwegler - $1,665.00
  4. Fundraiser Kickstarter Marc Symons - $400.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter Alyssa Gruska - $350.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter James Gallo - $350.00
  7. Meredith Sammons - $300.00
  8. Fundraiser Kickstarter Sarah Merry - $300.00
  9. IRENE TRILLING - $250.00
  10. Jack Trilling - $250.00

Kayaker

  1. Fundraiser Kickstarter Alexis Leondis - $1,400.00
  2. Fundraiser Kickstarter Katie D'Antonio - $600.00
  3. Will Mignon - $500.00
  4. Fundraiser Kickstarter Adam Mariucci - $350.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter Kaie Ojamaa - $100.00
  6. Alexander Heilmann - $25.00
  7. Jamie Whittam - $25.00
Team Honor Roll
  1. Team Stacey - $125,120.00
  2. Tradeweb Cares - $39,100.00
  3. Our Answer To Cancer - $30,879.36
  4. TEAM HOPE - $30,320.00
  5. Team Michele - $19,105.00
  6. Team CommScope - $16,720.00
  7. Team West Neck Pod - $11,990.00
  8. FACEOFF FOR ERIC - $11,035.00
  9. Balkind Lee Dolphins - $8,955.00
  10. TOAST - $8,340.00
  11. Team Feinstein - $6,700.00
  12. Dad's Aquatic Warriors - $4,120.00
  13. Dream - $3,470.00
  14. Team Sordella - $2,665.00
  15. Find-A-Cure - $2,035.00
  16. St. Anthony's Swim Team - $1,906.00
  17. Team Vitality - $1,825.00
  18. Glen Cove Cares - $1,055.00

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. Click here for the 2015 Sound to Cove Swimmer Packet! 

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 Nassau County Aquatic Center from 7AM (Registration) to 11AM.  We will update the website and send an email to all participants at approximately 9pm on Friday, August 7th 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 Nassau County Aquatic Center, you can use Google Maps: Merrick Ave, East Meadow, NY 11554

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
9:45 - 10:30 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

Select Your Team Fundraising Level

SAA offers two different TEAM fundraising levels. By raising more funds, you'll receive more benefits!

When registering a TEAM, you must commit to raise at least $2,500. You can upgrade to the next level as you fundraise more.

CLUB TEAM

Rate: $2,500

  • Swim Event T-Shirt
  • Special recognition on event day
  • Listing in the Nassau/Suffolk Journal

VARSITY TEAM

Rate: $5,000

  • Team Banner at Swim Event
  • Swim Event Tshirt
  • Team Plaque award on event day
  • Full page Team Recognition in the Nassau/Suffolk Journal

Distance Options

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

View the 2015 Sound to Cove Swimmer Packet here! 

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 May 1st with a registration fee of $25
  • Register between May 1st and June 15th with a registration fee of $50
  • Register on or after June 15th with a registration fee of $75
  • Register at the event by paying the full fundraising minimum for your choice distance
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