Welcome to the Swim Across America - Dallas Open Water Swim. Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in our 10th annual event in beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard.
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.
Registrations: 18 Goal: 280000
Even in these uncertain times, we can continue making waves to fight cancer. As we navigate COVID-19, we've created a special webpage for event updates, helpful information and ways you can continue to support the mission of Swim Across America.
Participants of all ages and skill levels are invited to choose their open-water distance: 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or a 2.0 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 10th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
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.
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.
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).
Swimmers will be asked to kickstart your fundraising and let your supporters know you are personally committed to the mission of SAA. The registration self-donation is a 100% tax deductible donation that will be will be credited towards each swimmer's fundraising minimum. The minimum self-donation amount will change as follows:
**For the remainder of the 2020 event season minimum self-donations will remain at $50 until event day.
Online registration will close 48 hours prior to the swim! Event day registration may still be available if space permits.
All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here.
Online Purchase: Orca is offering a 15% discount on all Orca wetsuits with code SAAPARTICIPANT15.
Schedule is tentative and subject to change
7:00-8:00 am: Registration
8:00 am: Welcome & Olympian Introductions
8:10 am: Awards and Check Presentation
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: 0.25-mile Start
9:20 am: 2.0-mile Start
9:25 am: 1.0-mile Start
9:30 am: 0.5-mile Start
9:30 am: Breakfast Opens
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.
There will be 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 2.0 mile options.
All swimmers will wear a timing chip on their ankle, regardless of what course option they choose.
Swim Across America makes participant safety the most important component of all our events. All swimmers will be asked to follow specific safety procedures and policies to participate, as well as comply with SAA safety personnel, including local and government entities, Lifeguards, and water safety volunteers. Participants are responsible for adequately preparing for their registered event. We ask that all participants review the information packet provided in advance of event day, as well as attend the day-of safety briefing for important safety information.
All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here.
If you have questions about our policies regarding inclement weather, swim equipment or wetsuits, please consult our Policies page.
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.
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.
The following hotels are centrally-located for swimmers attending this event:
Springhill Suites by Marriott Dallas/Rockwall
Hilton Dallas/ Rockwall Lake Front
Hampton Inn Dallas - Rockwall
Cowboys Golf Club
2020 Date: TBD
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.
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 email@example.com to learn more!