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Join us at the Swim Across America Cup water polo tournament to raise money for cutting edge cancer research . Whether you're a veteran player or a beginner, we welcome you to help us "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" with Swim Across America.


IMPORTANT WEATHER NOTE: Due to the inclement weather in the region on Sunday, the SAA Cup has been condensed to a Saturday schedule. Please see the new schedule below. 

WHAT: A fundraising water polo game! Whether you are on a water polo team or never played before, join us for an afternoon full of fun, family and playing. Swimmers choose to participate as a player. Teams will play together throughout the event. Individuals who would like to participate will be placed on teams with other individuals or incorporated into existing teams. This is an invite team event. 

In addition to the water polo tournament, we will take place in the USA Waterpolo movement #FLOPFRIDAY. Started by the USA women's water polo team, #FLOPFRIDAY has become a fun way for athletes to unwind after a week of hard practices. Athletes who raise their suggested minimum of $100 can automatically participate. All other athletes, spectators, and parents can participate if they donate an additional $10. However, there will be limited slots so athletes who raise the suggested minimum get the slots first. Thanks to USA Waterpolo, our #FLOPFRIDAY event will be showcased on all of their social media outlets!

WHEN: March 11-12, 2017

WHERE: UNC Boyman Gray Memorial Pool
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
101 University Student Center CB #8610
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The best address to put into GPS is: 300 South Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Download parking and driving directions here.

HOW TO JOIN: Click the register button on the home tab 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.


14U Division
Granite Falls (GF)
Star Water Polo (Star)
Swim RVA (RVA)
Raleigh Seahawks (Sea)

18U Division
Granite Falls (GF)
Star Water Polo (Star)
Swim RVA (RVA)

*Each team will play all teams in their age group.
*Each team will be ranked based on their record and play in the championship round.
*The Girls vs Girls game will be a pick up game for girls only. All teams are encouraged to participate in this game. It's a great chance for girls to play without the boys.

Saturday 3/11
9:00 - Warm ups
9:30 -  (U14) GF vs Sea
10:25 - (18U) GF vs RVA
11:20 - (14U) Star vs RVA
12:15 - (14U) GF vs Star
1:10 - (14U) Sea vs RVA
2:05 - (All Ages) Girls vs Girls
3:00 - (18U) Star vs GF
3:55 - (18U) RVA vs Star
4:50 - (14U) GF vs RVA
5:45 - (14U) Star vs Sea
6:40 - (18U) Star vs RVA

FUNDRAISING: There is a $25 registration fee that will go towards your fundraising. We encourage participants to each raise at least $100. Many will raise more but if everyone raises $100, our event could raise thousands to support cancer research, prevention and treatment.

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES: Every player 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.

Thanks to KAP7 International, Inc. for donating signed 2016 Olympic memorabilia for our top fundraisers!

  • The top individual fundraiser will get a signed Olympic cap and a poster signed by the entire 2016 Olympic team.
  • The second highest individual fundraiser will get a poster signed by the entire 2016 Olympic team.
  • The highest fundraising team will receive a poster signed by the 2016 Olympic team.

We will also have a silent auction that will have water polo balls, mini-balls and a signed poster by the entire 2016 Olympic team.

2017 SPONSOR: Thank you to JANNEY for supporting the 2017 Swim Across America Cup.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Mary Demilia or Clark Hellman