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The Greenwich-Stamford Open Water Swim has been relocated indoors. Please see details below! Welcome to the Swim Across America - Greenwich-Stamford Open Water Swim. Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in our 11th annual event in beautiful Long Island Sound.

  • Proceeds from the swim will support Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, the nation’s only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research.

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IMPORTANT: The Greenwich Open Water Swim Has Been Relocated Indoors

We will host the SAA - Greenwich-Stamford swim benefiting Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy tomorrow morning at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich at 4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich, CT (Exit 3 off I-95). There is ample parking in the municipal lots on Horseneck Lane directly across from the front of the Boys & Girls Club. There is also parking available at the Greenwich Train Station (right off of Exit 3) Please enter the club through the front door. Most of the parking is free, however, some sections of the lots may be metered.

We will host the SAA - Greenwich-Stamford swim benefiting Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy tomorrow morning at the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich at 4 Horseneck Lane, Greenwich, CT (Exit 3 off I-95). There is ample parking in the municipal lots on Horseneck Lane directly across from the front of the Boys & Girls Club. There is also parking available at the Greenwich Train Station (right off of Exit 3) Please enter the club through the front door. Most of the parking is free, however, some sections of the lots may be metered.

The timeline is below and mirrors that for the outdoor swim. And while we may not have beach, we have the makings for a really fun time - pool, pool tables, foosball, ping pong, tons of food, t-shirts, awards, and speakers who will move your soul and remind you why the swim and your fundraising is so important.

5:30am Volunteers Arrive
6:30am Registration for 3-Mile Swimmers Opens
7:00am Registration for 1.5-Mile and 0.5-Mile Swimmers Opens

Established in 2007, the SAA - Greenwich-Stamford swim has donated $3 million over ten years to Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. 100% of funds contributed by Swim Across America to ACGT go directly to research.

EVENT DETAILS
SWIMMER REQUIREMENTS

General Fundraising Requirement:

All swimmers are required to raise at least $500 by event day. Swimmers under 18 are required to raise $300 by event day.

WaveMaker Swimmer: $1,000 minimum:

WaveMakers are elite SAA fundraisers and go above and beyond the call of duty by pledging to raise at least $1,000 regardless of your age. You can sign up for any of the 3 distances. WaveMakers get an exclusive WM gift and access to the WM village on event day where they will have access to other perks and swag.

Swim as an Individual, or on a Team:

A person may elect to swim alone, or be part of a team. Many colleagues and college alumni will form teams, or teams may be formed in honor or memory of a loved one. All teams are inspirational and rewarding for all of us involved with Swim Across America. All team members are still required to meet the individual fundraising minimum of $500.

Distance Options:

  • 0.5 Mile
  • 1.5 Mile
  • 3.0 Mile

Registration Fees:

There is a registration fee that will be credited towards each swimmer's fundraising minimum. The registration fee will change as follows:

  • Register before April 22nd with a registration fee of $25
  • Register between April 23rd and May 27th with a registration fee of $50
  • Register between May 28th and event day with a registration fee of $100

NOTE: Online registration is now closed but day of registration is available if you bring the fundraising minimum for your age group.

Due to water temperature, all 1.5 and 3 mile swimmers will be required to wear a wetsuit.

Wetsuit Rentals:

Local: The Ski and Scuba Connection is offering a discounted wetsuit rental for only $10.64/day. You must reserve and try it on prior to the swim. Cash payment only please. The store is located at 26 St Roch Ave, Greenwich, CT. Telephone is (203) 629-4766

Online: Our good friends at WetsuitRental.com have set up a great deal to save $15 when you follow these instructions. You'll need to order at least two weeks before the swim.

Waivers:

All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here.

What to Bring:

In addition to bringing any donations you have collected, please remember to bring the following items: directions to ACGT, a towel, sunscreen, a baseball hat or equivalent to shade your face, sweatshirt, sweatpants, wetsuit (mandatory), board shirt (this goes underneath the wetsuit to prevent chafing around the neck), Vaseline or BodyGlide (for under the arms, neck area), 2 pairs of goggles, disposable camera (optional), give your cell phones a break for the day, and don't forget a labeled bag that zips to put everything in!

SCHEDULE

IMPORTANT!!: PLEASE DISREGARD THIS SCHEDULE DUE TO THE RELOCATION AND CHECK THE NEW POOL SWIM SCHEDULE AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

6:30 am: 3 Miler Registration

7:00 am: Registration/Check in

7:30 am: 3 Miler Swim Start

8:00 am: Swimmer safety meeting and group photograph

8:30 am: 1.5 Mile Swim Start

8:45 am: 1/2 Mile Swim Start

10:00 am (approximately): Awards Ceremony. Bring the whole family for food and fun!

HOW TO FUNDRAISE

The Greenwich-Stanford team has put together a Fundraising Kit to help all swimmers hit their fundraising goals. Download here and check out the links below to make waves in your community:

If this is your first time participating in Swim Across America or if you just need some tips to be a better fundraiser, click here. It will walk you through the participant center and teach you how to email donors, share on social media sites and download the fundraising app.

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:

Swim Across America
c/o Jacque Lang
14 Little Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Make sure to include a note with the name of the swimmer you are donating to.

SAFETY

Swim Across America makes swimmer safety the most important component of all our swimming events. A Safety Director is responsible for coordinating all activities within an event, and works closely with the local Fire, Police and EMT's to ensure swimmer safety. We will have a number of lifeguards, safety kayakers and safety boats out on the course with us to ensure swimmer safety at all times. All boats are able to communicate via both hand held and ship to shore radios. All swimmers are required to follow specific procedures to participate in the event. These procedures are designed to protect swimmers from injury and will be enforced by the Safety Director.

Waivers:

All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here.

GETTING THERE

Directions:

Swim Location: 96 Cummings Point Road in Stamford, CT
Take Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 5. At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, take a right onto East Putnam Avenue (U.S. route 1). At the first light, take a right onto Sound Beach Avenue. Bear right at the rotary and continue on Sound Beach Avenue to end (approximately 1.9 miles). Turn left onto Shore Road. Proceed to third stop sign (approximately .8 miles), turn right onto Cummings Point Road. Follow Cummings Point until you are approaching a road barrier that reads "No Trespassing/Do Not Enter." Before reaching the barrier, turn left between stone columns.

Places to Stay:

The following hotels are centrally-located for swimmers attending this event:

Sheraton Stamford Hotel
700 East Main Street
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 358-8400

Hyatt Regency Greenwich
1800 East Putnam Avenue
Old Greenwich, CT 06870
(203) 409-4350

POOL SWIMS

Innis Arden Golf Club Pool Swim

Innis Arden Golf Club
Date: TBA

Start A Pool Swim

Interested in raising money for SAA - Greenwich-Stamford, but not sure you're ready for the open water? Why not start a pool swim? Gather together your family, friends or team for a day at the pool. Email us to learn more!

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