Thank you to everyone who came out for our annual Sound to Cove Swim! We had a great day out in the Sound! Together with our other Nassau/Suffolk county events, we raised over $580,000 for our local beneficiaries!
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!
1/2 Mile Swimmer
1 Mile Swimmer
Family fun swimmer
Morgan Park Volunteer
Sound to the Cove 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
In the event that the weather prevents us from holding the event in Glen Cove on August 9th, the swim will be relocated to the Hofstra University Swim Center - Address: 1000 Fulton Avenue, Swim Center, Hempstead NY 11549; Phone:(516) 463-5081; starting at NOON. We will update the website and send an email to all participants at approximately 9pm on Friday, August 8th if that is the case. Please check the Swim Across America website'sSound to Cove Event Page on Friday August 8th, 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 Hofstra Pool - You can use Google MAPS and Enter Address: “Hofstra University, Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY”
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.
See the attached Swimmer’s Packet for additional information and the Course Map
The event will be held at beautiful Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove, NY
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
|10:00 - 11:30 am: Awards Ceremony
NEW Registration Fee
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: