Welcome to the Swim Across America - Dallas Pool Swim. This is the 2nd year of our pool event at Town North YMCA. Swimmers of all ages are invited to join us for a swim to raise money for the newly named Swim Across America Clinical Trials Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center. Whether you're a veteran swimmer or this is your first swim with us, we welcome you to help us "Make Waves to Fight Cancer!"
A person may elect to swim alone, or be part of a team. Many colleagues and college alumni will form
What: A fundraising pool swim for the whole family! Whether you are on a swim team or swim recreationally, join us for a morning full of fun, family and swimming. Swimmers can choose to swim a 1/2 mile, 1 mile or participate as part of a relay. Teams will swim relay style with fun relay legs included throughout the event. Individuals who would like to participate will be placed on teams with other individuals or incorporated into existing teams.
Pool Swim Format: Swimmers can choose to swim a 1/2 mile, 1 mile or form relay teams.
Relay Format: Choose a 1/2 mile or 1 mile distance. You can have up to eight people on your relay team and you are free to break up the distance however you wish. Name your relay team and swim in honor of a friend or family member who is a cancer patient or survivor. You can also swim in memory of a loved one who has lost their battle with cancer.
When: Sunday, June 8th, 8:00 am check in 8:00 - 8:50 am - warm up 9:00 am start - welcome, why we swim 9:15 am - 1/2 mile and 1 mile swims, immediately followed by 1/2 mile and 1 mile relay swims
Awards and acknowledgments will take place immediately following the conclusion of the relays.
You will have the option to choose a time preference during the registration process. Please understand that we will do our best to accomodate your preference, but cannot guarantee that time availability.
Where: Town North YMCA, 4332 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75229
How to Join: Register as an individual in the upper right hand corner of this page. Create a team or join a team by clicking on the corresponding button on the right to register. Teams can have as many as 8 people on them.
Fundraising: There is a $25 registration fee which will go toward your fundraising. We encourage all swimmers to raise $100. Many will raise more, but if everyone raises at least $100 we can make a big impact in the fight against cancer in our community.
Fundraising Incentives: Every swimmer who participates will receive a Swim Across America cap and tshirt. Swimmers who raise $500 will get a Swim Across America towel.
New Gold Medal Incentive This year, the SAA - Dallas Pool Swim's top six fundraisers will be rewarded with the opportunity to swim on a relay eam anchored by 1996 Olympic Gold Medalists Brad Bridgewater and Ryan Berube.
Beneficiary: The money raised will support phase 1 clinical trials at The Innovative Clinical Trials Center at The Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas. Click here to learn more about our local beneficiary.
Event Day Timeline
All changes to your choice of a 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or 5K swim must be made prior to June 5th. No changes on event day!
This is a preliminary guideline for event day timing. An actual event day timeline will be posted shortly.
EVENT DAY TIMELINE
6:30 – 7:30 am: Registration/Check in
7:30 - 7:40 am: Swimmer Safety Talk
7:40 - 7:55 am: Why I Swim
7:55 - 8:05 am: Group Photo
8:15 am: 1/2 Mile Swim Start
8:25 am: 2 Mile Swim Start
8:35 am: 1 Mile Swim Start
9:15 am: Post Event Party
10:00 am: Awards & Presentations
You can choose your distance. Distance options:
We ask that all swimmers raise at least $100. There is a $25 registration fee that will be credited towards each swimmer's fundraising minimum after registering.
Information on accommodations will come soon
From Downtown Dallas: Take I-30 East to Rockwall and exit Horizon Road. Turn right on Horizon Road and right on Summer Lee Drive. Follow Summer Lee Drive to the lakefront.
From DFW Airport: Exit the north entrance of the airport to I-635 approximately to I-30 East. Take I-30 East to Rockwall and exit Horizon Road. Turn right on Horizon Road and right on Summer Lee Drive. Follow Summer Lee Drive to the lakefront.
From Love Field: Exit left out of the airport and follow Mockingbird Lane to the Dallas North Tollway. Head North on the Toll Way to I-635 approximately to I-30 East. Take I-30 East to Rockwall and exit Horizon Road. Turn right on Horizon Road and right on Summer Lee Drive. Follow Summer Lee Drive to the lakefront.