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Sound to Cove Open Water Swim (STC)

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

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!

Click here for the 2014 Swimmer Packet!


Progress

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Goal:
$300,000.00
Achieved:
$365,964.56
Top Fundraisers

1/2 Mile Swimmer

  1. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Desmond Rea - $12,000.00
  2. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Ellen Leondis - $7,650.00
  3. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jeffrey Kovner - $7,550.00
  4. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter frank amodeo - $5,750.00
  5. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Michelle Rea - $5,200.00
  6. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Dan Kennedy - $3,050.00
  7. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Claudia Ruiss - $2,925.00
  8. Fundraiser Kickstarter Louis Kahl - $2,375.00
  9. Fundraiser Kickstarter Thomas Murn jr. - $2,299.00
  10. Fundraiser Kickstarter Matthew Pena - $2,250.00

1 Mile Swimmer

  1. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Kevin Shine - $16,155.00
  2. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Tony Leondis - $10,500.00
  3. "Medal" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Diana Leondis - $7,700.00
  4. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jim Sirignano - $4,350.00
  5. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Pamela Danbusky - $4,115.00
  6. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Martin Bergin - $3,850.00
  7. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Jessica Gallo - $3,465.00
  8. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Cheryl McAuliffe - $3,150.00
  9. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Philip Helmstetter - $3,051.00
  10. Fundraiser Kickstarter Bianca Gersten - $2,256.00

5K Swimmer

  1. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Joseph Kasper - $15,751.00
  2. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Craig Weinstein - $5,641.00
  3. "Full Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Wai Lam - $5,239.26
  4. "Heart" Badge john duffy III - $4,650.00
  5. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Anthony Troiano - $4,025.00
  6. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Carol Moore - $3,020.00
  7. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter David Ofenloch - $2,050.00
  8. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Andrea Dory - $2,010.00
  9. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Bonnie Millen - $1,718.00
  10. "SAA Superstar"  Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Bradley Scalise - $1,635.00

10K Swimmer

  1. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Randy Hill - $14,460.00
  2. "Trophy" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter John Coyle - $10,500.00
  3. Fundraiser Kickstarter Burt Zweigenhaft - $7,050.00
  4. Fundraiser Kickstarter Nicole Crilly - $6,575.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter Annmarie Kearney-Wood - $5,000.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter Gae Polisner - $2,230.00
  7. Fundraiser Kickstarter Sean VanVelsor - $400.00
  8. Fundraiser Kickstarter Connor Brown - $50.00

Family fun swimmer

  1. Fundraiser Kickstarter Riley Danbusky - $525.00
  2. Fundraiser Kickstarter Brooke Pena - $425.00
  3. Fundraiser Kickstarter Robert Foschi - $75.00

Offsite Swimmer

  1. "Heart" Badge Yohann Cohen - $3,800.00
  2. "Heart" Badge Fundraiser Kickstarter Matthew Thunell - $2,600.00
  3. Stephanie Leondis - $1,750.00
  4. Fundraiser Kickstarter David Strauss - $560.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter Julian Giannuzzi - $301.00
  6. David Bernhardt - $300.00
  7. Fundraiser Kickstarter john giannuzzi - $300.00
  8. Norman COHEN - $250.00
  9. Fundraiser Kickstarter Kathleen McGill - $100.00

Morgan Park Volunteer

  1. Fundraiser Kickstarter Ken Schwegler - $1,350.00
  2. Fundraiser Kickstarter Laura Restivo - $1,350.00
  3. Fundraiser Kickstarter Eric Sadkin - $1,000.00
  4. Lauren Sadkin - $1,000.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter David Freese - $300.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter James Gallo - $300.00
  7. Marc Symons - $100.00
  8. Rosamaria Ruggieri - $100.00

Kayaker

  1. Alyssa Gruska - $1,600.00
  2. Fundraiser Kickstarter Alexis Leondis - $1,475.00
  3. Fundraiser Kickstarter Jack McAuliffe - $900.00
  4. Kathleen D'Antonio - $550.00
  5. Fundraiser Kickstarter Kaie Ojamaa - $50.00
  6. Fundraiser Kickstarter Lee Goldsmith - $50.00
  7. Fundraiser Kickstarter Jack Toback - $36.00
  8. Robert Malone - $25.00
  9. david birnbaum - $10.00
  10. Maureen Birnbaum - $10.00
Team Honor Roll
  1. Team Stacey - $106,073.88
  2. Team West Neck Pod - $37,493.00
  3. Team EMC SAAVE - $25,843.26
  4. Randy Rocks - $18,485.00
  5. TEAM HOPE - $18,215.00
  6. Team SAAVE - $17,255.00
  7. Team CommScope - $16,442.00
  8. FACEOFF FOR ERIC - $11,700.00
  9. TOAST - $7,226.00
  10. Team Feinstein - $7,166.41
  11. Team Onco360 - $7,050.00
  12. Team Noelle - $6,725.00
  13. Find-A-Cure - $4,825.00
  14. Phelp's came out of retirement, We can too - $3,395.00
  15. Glen Cove YMCA - $3,095.00
  16. Dad's Aquatic Warriors - $2,075.00
  17. Glen Cove CARES - $1,808.00
  18. Deerfield Academy Swimming and Diving - $1,750.00
  19. St. Anthony's Friars - $370.00

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

Contingency Plan:

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”

Giving:

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. 

Click here to learn more about our beneficiary.

Course:

See the attached Swimmer’s Packet for additional information and the Course Map

Venue:

The event will be held at beautiful Morgan Memorial Park in Glen Cove, NY

nassau map

Click here for a more descriptive google map.

Questions?

Click here to learn more about the Nassau / Suffolk chapter or visit our Contact Us section.

Event Day Timeline

 

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
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Swimmer Fundraising Minimums

  • 1/2 mile swimmers: $250 minimum
  • 1 mile swimmers: $500 minimum for adults, $250 minimum for those under 18
  • 5k swimmers: $1,000 minimum
  • 10k swimmers: $5,000 minimum
  • Family Fun Swim: $100 minimum, $50 for 10 & Unders

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:

  • Register before April 1st with no registration fee
  • Register between April 1st and May 15th with a registration fee of $25
  • Register between May 15th and June 30th with a registration fee of $50
  • Register on or after June 30th with a registration fee of $75
  • Register at the event by paying the full fundraising minimum for your choice distance
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