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Please join us in supporting the Jayhawks as they Swim to Fight Cancer with Swim Across America. Everyone's life has been impacted by cancer which is why we're swimming to help "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" and raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment.


WHAT: Head-Royce School and the Head-Royce Center for Community Engagement is pleased to partner with Swim Across America for a benefit swim on Sunday, March 31st from 9am - noon at the Head-Royce pool.

Please register your student swimmer here and help them reach out to family and friends for this all school fundraising campaign that will directly support cancer research and patient care at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program and the Swim Across America Pediatric Cancer Research Lab in Oakland.

This collaboration supports the school’s Bridge to 2022 initiative to create more opportunities for community engagement between our students and local organizations and causes. This year, through Swim Across America, Head-Royce has connected to pediatric oncologists and cancer researchers from UCSF who will provide enriching presentations and classroom visits, as part of the school-wide effort to raise funds for pediatric cancer.

There is no amount too small to be able to join the pool festivities on March, 31st, but swimmers should be encouraged to conduct their best fundraising campaign knowing that their efforts, in combination with their fellow Jayhawk student swimmers, will make waves to fight cancer.

The pool event will be a celebration of our school’s ability to come together, make an impact and connect to a cause. Open to students K-12 and swimmers of all abilities. Floaties welcome. We will have pool noodle and flamingo floatie relay races, a water polo shootout competition and fun relays in Freestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke and Breast.

If you would like to participate in the fundraising campaign, but do not want to be a part of the swim, please consider volunteering.

WHEN: March 31st, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

WHERE: Head-Royce School
4315 Lincoln Ave.
Oakland, CA 94602

SWIM DISTANCES: We will offer assisted relays with floaties and pool noodles for our youngest student swimmers to a water polo shoot out competition and straight up sprints (fun relays) in Freestyle, Butterfly, Backstroke and Breast for our competitive swimmers. There will be something for every level of swimmer.

HOW TO JOIN: Click the register button in the middle of this page and then select 'join a team.' You will then be prompted to 'search for a team,' type in "Jayhawks" and select. Fill out the corresponding information to get your own fundraising page to send out to your friends and family. All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here and bring to the event check-in. If you are under 18, please bring the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

FUNDRAISING: We encourage swimmers to each raise at least $100. Many will raise more but if everyone raises $100, our swim could raise thousands to support cancer research, prevention and treatment.

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES: Every swimmer who participates will receive a Swim Across America cap and tattoos! Raise the amounts below and receive great SAA items for your efforts!

This year we are offering more prizes at more levels! Check out all the great incentive levels below, and see how much money you can help raise in the fight against cancer!

  • $100 - SAA T-Shirt.
  • $200 - SAA Sunglasses + $100 fundraising incentive.
  • $500 - SAA Towel + $200 fundraising incentives.
  • $1000 - $50 Amazon gift card + $500 fundraising incentives.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Victoria Gilbert or Nancy Feidelman