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Ellen Perry Penn State/State College Community Swim Challenge

Friday, September 25th, 2015

2:30 - 5:00 PM

Welcome to the Swim Across America challenge in the State College area. On Friday, September 25th members of Penn State and the surrounding community will dive in to do our part in the fight against cancer. The event is being held in memory of Ellen Perry, Penn State women's first swim coach, who battled her cancer head on with the heart of a Lion.

The outdoor pool at McCoy Natatorium will be swarming with swimmers and cheering fans. Each team will be striving to swim the farthest and raise the most to find a cure for cancer. Enter as a team and swim a relay or consider an individual swim option. You choose!


Make a Gift
Top Fundraisers


  1. Fundraiser Kickstarter Ryan Troy - $35.00
  2. Fundraiser Kickstarter Erika Daniel - $5.00
Team Honor Roll
  1. Club Swim - $40.00

About the Swim

  • Swimmer registration fee is $5
  • Individual fundraising minimum is $250 if you are not part of a team
  • Team fundraising minimum is $1,500
  • Individuals can come and swim as far as they would like
  • Team members can swim on a relay together or come and swim at any point during the 2 hours for as far as they would like
  • There will be no limit to how long or how far each team or individual participant can swim
  • Teams can have as many or as few participants as they want
  • For every $100 your team raises over the minimum fundraising amount, you will be awarded a bonus of 100 yards. If you are not part of a team, for every $25 you raise over the minimum, you will receive a bonus 25 yards.


When: Friday, September 25th, 2015, 2:30 - 5:00 PM
Where: Penn State Outdoor Pool
Who: You and all your teammates! 
Why: To help "Make Waves to Fight Cancer"


We will post information about awards soon. Awards will be rewarded to teams that swim the farthest and raise the most. 


For questions email info@swimacrossamerica.org

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