Join the New York Athletic Club at Travers Island to Fight Cancer with Swim Across America. Everyone's life has been impacted by cancer which is why we're swimming to help "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" and raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment.
Proceeds from the swim will support immunotherapy research at the Swim Across America Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, pediatric oncology research at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and patient services with Cancer Support Team.
Registrations: 70 Goal: 150000
WHAT: Swimmers may swim 1 mile, 1/2 mile or form relay teams. Team participation is encouraged and can consist of friends and family that participate together as a group, often times in honor or in memory of an individual. Teams must have at least 5 swimmers. A team of 5 - 10 swimmers, must raise at least $5,000 - each additional member must raise $500. A swimmer may be part of a team, no matter in which venue they elect to swim.
Shower and changing facilities provided. There will be a barbecue at the swim.
WHEN: July 13, 2018 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Check-in starts at the indicated time above, and swimmers are taken on a first come, first served basis. Lap counters are provided, if desired.
Join us after the swim for a barbecue!
Special Guests include:
Olympian Brett Fraser, Cayman Islands (2008, 2012), Two-time NCAA Champion (Florida)
Olympian Adam Mania, Poland (2004), 2006 U.S. National Champion (100 Backstroke, 200 IM)
Alex Vanderkaay, Medalist at World University Games (2007,2009), Two-time NCAA Champion (Michigan)
WHERE: NYAC Travers Island
Pelham Manor, NY
HOW TO JOIN: Click the register button in the middle of this page and get your own fundraising page to send out to your friends and family. All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here and bring to the event check-in. If you are under 18, please bring the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
FUNDRAISING: We encourage swimmers to each raise at least $500. Participants high school age or younger are encouraged to raise at least $250. Many will raise more but if everyone raises $100, our swim could raise thousands to support cancer research, prevention and treatment.
FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES: Every swimmer who participates will receive a T-shirt and a towel, and any other promotional items!
QUESTIONS? Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org