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Welcome to the Swim Across America - Dallas Open Water Swim. Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in our 8th annual event in beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard.

UPDATE: In light of the inclement weather, we are relocating to a pool swim at SMU Aquatics Center. More details can be found here.

  • Proceeds from the swim will support early detection and innovative clinical trials at the Swim Across America Innovative Clinical Trials Center (ICTC) at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.

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Participants of all ages and skill levels are invited to choose their open-water distance: 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or a 3.0 mile. We also offer opportunities to volunteer as a kayaker or land volunteer. This event is not a competition, but a fun fundraising event for everyone. Proceeds from the swim will support the Swim Across America Innovative Clinical Trials Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center.

Join hundreds of swimmers (including Olympians) for the 8th Swim Across America - Dallas Open Water Swim. It will be a day to remember this September at Lake Ray Hubbard.

Have questions about SAA - Dallas? Email leslie@swimacrossamerica.org to learn more!

EVENT DETAILS
SWIMMER REQUIREMENTS

General Fundraising Requirements:

All swimmers are required to raise at least $500 by event day. Swimmers under 18 or current college undergrad students are required to raise $200 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 (under 18 or current college undergrad student requires $200).

Distance Options:

  • 0.5 Mile
  • 1.0 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 July 14th with a registration fee of $50
  • Register between July 15th and August 19th with a registration fee of $75
  • Register between August 20th and event day with a registration fee of $100

Online registration will close 48 hours prior to the swim! Event day registration may still be available if space permits.

Waiver:

All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here.

Wetsuit Rentals and Purchases:

Online Rental: WetsuitRental.com is offering $15 off with code SAA15 on adult and youth wetsuit rentals. You can find more info here.

Online Purchase: Orca is offering a 10% discount on all Orca wetsuits with code SAA10.

SCHEDULE

7:00-8:00 am: Registration

8:00 am: Welcome & Olympian Introductions

8:10 am: Awards

8:25-8:40 am: Why I Swim

8:40-8:50 am: Safety Talk

8:50-8:55 am: Group Photo

8:55-9:00 am: River Rock Toss

9:00 am: 3.0-mile Start*

9:05 am: 1.0-mile Start

9:10 am: 0.5-mile Start

9:45 am: Breakfast Opens

10:15 am: Check Presentations

*For the safety of all participants, all swimmers must complete their swim by 11:30am. If you are registered for the 3 mile event and feel unsure that you can finish in 2.5 hours, you can change to the 1 mile distance or choose to exit the water after your second 1 mile loop. Please email leslie@swimacrossamerica if you have any questions or concerns.

HOW TO FUNDRAISE

If this is your first time participating 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 Dallas
PO Box 822254
Dallas, TX 75382

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

VENUE

Swim Course

There will be 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 3.0 mile options.

All swimmers will wear a timing chip on their ankle, regardless of what course option they choose.

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Venue

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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.

Waiver:

All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here.

GETTING THERE

Transportation and Parking:

If you are driving to the swim on Saturday in the morning, there is parking available at 2074 Summer Lee Drive. Parking flag/attendants will direct you where to park.

Directions:

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.

Places to Stay:

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

Springhill Suites by Marriott Dallas/Rockwall
Book Online - Room Rates $129-$139 (Rate Deadline - 8/24)
(469) 267-6535

Hilton Dallas/ Rockwall Lake Front
(214) 771-3700

Hampton Inn Dallas - Rockwall
(469) 698-9494

DALLAS GOLF TOURNAMENT

Texas 7-Eleven FOA Golf Tournament

Cowboys Golf Club
2018 Date: May 24, 2018

Join the Texas 7-Eleven FOA Golf Tournament to raise funds in support of Swim Across America. Single golfers may participate for $200. Groups of four may participate for $700. Registration includes access to golf in the tournament, breakfast, snacks and lunch. All proceeds will benefit Swim Across America and the Charles A Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor.

DALLAS POOL SWIMS

Dallas Pool Swim

Landry Fitness Center
2018 Date: TBA

Cooper Fitness Center Pool Swim

Cooper Fitness Center at Craig Ranch
2018 Date: TBA

New Year’s Eve BASH Out Cancer Pool Swim

Keller Natatorium
Date: 12/30/17

Start A Pool Swim

Interested in raising money for SAA - Dallas, 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 leslie@swimacrossamerica.org to learn more!

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