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Join the Mudpuppies Brian's Mile of Hope and Olympic swim and water polo clinics to benefit Swim Across America. The events will raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment in honor of life-long swimmer and passionate coach, Dr. Brian Goldman.


WHAT: A fundraising pool swim, olympic clinics and water polo for the aquatics community! Whether you are on a swim team, water polo team or swim/play recreationally, join us for an afternoon full of fun, family, swimming and playing to support cancer research! For the 3rd year in a row, the Mudpuppies are going to honor Dr. Brian Goldman and continue the fight to help find a cure for cancer by hosting Olympic swimming and water polo clinics, and an indoor open water 1 mile swim.

Dr. Brian Goldman was a life-long swimmer with a passion for the sport. He held records for years at North Hills Club, and went on to swim for Duke during his undergraduate years. Seven years ago, he combined that love of sport and love of coaching and started the Mudpuppies Swim Team. For him, more important than the wins were the life lessons he shared with his young swimmers.


Ryan Held, 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist

Elaine Breeden, 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist

Alex Rousseau, 1992, 1996 Olympian Water Polo

Todd Dudley, 1987 Pan American Gold Medalist, NC State Alumnus Star

Erika Braun, Olympic Trials Qualifier 2012 at the age of 41

Invictus Gold Medalist Tim Payne

WHEN: June 11, 2017 from 2-6 PM

WHERE: Triangle Aquatic Center
275 Convention Drive
Cary, NC 27511

1:30 - 2:00 PM - Registration Open
2:00 - 2:15 PM - 1st Opening Ceremonies
2:15 - 3:15 PM - Brians Mile of Hope
3:30 - 3:45 PM - 2nd Opening Ceremonies with High
3:45 - 5:15 PM - Olympic Clinics for Swimming and Water Polo
5:15 - 6:00 PM - Autographs with Clinicians

BRIAN'S MILE OF HOPE: This swim will be a 1 mile indoor open water swim. Each lap will be about 150 m. We will swim 10 laps. All ages are welcomed. This swim is appropriate for people who can swim 1 mile without stopping. Relays will also be an option. The cost to participate in the swim is $25.

OLYMPIC SWIM CLINIC: The swim clinic will include specialized technique training on all four strokes, starts and turns, race preparation, and fun relays. Swimmers will be placed into groups according to age and ability. This clinic is appropriate for ages 6 to masters. Swimmers must be able to complete a legal length of the pool for each stroke and be capable of remaining engaged for 90 minutes of pool instruction. The cost for the clinic is $50.

WATER POLO CLINIC: The water polo clinic includes drill training, game strategy and scrimmaging. This clinic is appropriate for ages 8 to masters. Players will be placed into groups according to age and ability. Please keep in mind you will be in deep water. The cost for the clinic is $50.

HOW TO JOIN: Click the register button on this page and get your own fundraising page to send out to your friends and family. The cost to participate in Brian's Mile of Hope is $25. The cost to participate in either of the clinics is $50. All participants that raise at least $75 will be eligible to participate in both the Mile of Hope and either the Olympic Swim or the Water Polo clinic.

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 all participants to fundraising in addition to registering for our Brian's Mile of Hope and Olympic clinics. The top overall fundraiser will receive the Mudpuppies Award!

Please note: If you raise $75, you will automatically be eligible to attend both the Brian's Mile of Hope swim and either the swim or water polo clinics.

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES: Every swimmer who participates will receive a Swim Across America cap, bracelet and tattoos! Raise the amounts below and receive great SAA items for your efforts!

This year we are offering more prizes at more levels! Check out all the great incentive levels below, and see how much money you can help raise in the fight against cancer!

  • $100 - SAA T-Shirt.
  • $200 - SAA Sunglasses + $100 fundraising incentive.
  • $500 - SAA Towel + $200 fundraising incentives.
  • $1000 - $50 Amazon gift card + $500 fundraising incentives.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Mary Demilia