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Dallas Open Water Swim

Dallas Area YMCAs

In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. We joined the SAA community so that, together, we can change that. We are challenging ourselves by swimming in the Dallas Open Water Swim and raising as much money to fight cancer as we can. 

Please join the Dallas Area YMCAs  team if you are:

-a Masters swimmer at any of our local YMCAs, Town North and Park Cities, get on out here!! You guys know who you are, and you know you can do this! 

-a member of any Dallas branch YMCA or the Dallas Metropolitan YMCA who is interest in   supporting a great cause or trying out open water swimming (this is a great 1st event)!

-Swim team members!!! Coaches, get your kiddos out there on the open water. If they can swim 1/2 a mile, they can do this!

My name is Amanda, I am your team captain, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly ( I truly believe that everyone in this world has been touched by cancer in one way or another. I’ve also discovered that participating in an event like Swim Across America helps you feel empowered over a disease that can make you feel powerless.

This is a great open water event if you are looking to try it out. So many people donate their time to make this race happen and to keep us safe in the water. If you are unsure of your swimming abilities in the open water get in the pool and work out! Do NOT talk yourself out of it this year!

Playtri is offering Open Water Swim Clinics every Saturday morning at 7:30am. Just show up at Pier 121 on Lake Lewisville to get some practice in. They have instructors and lifeguards and are FREE for those who have registered for the SAA-Dallas event.

For those that do not swim (parents, friends, family), there is still a place for you! Please join the team as a volunteer! We need so many people to help run this event! Set up, take down and everthing in between. 


The fundraising goal can be challenging for some so start early, we have time to reach these goals together! Just remember, everyone has had an experience with cancer and is usually willing to find a way to support you! Be creative, use social media to get your story out. Don’t be afraid to share “why I swim.” Two reminders when you are fund raising: 1) Funds raised stay local. Everything goes to the Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Baylor in Dallas. They are doing INCREDIBLE things with the money you raise! 2) 90% of our operating costs are covered by our generous sponsors. You can feel GREAT that donations are directly helping cancer patients and fund innovation clinical trials!


This is a great event for a great cause! Sign up in honor or memory of a loved one or sign up for yourself! Dallas Area YMCAs, we can’t wait to see you there!

You can make a credit card donation by clicking on one of the members of our team below, or send a check to Swim Across America Dallas, PO Box 822254, Dallas, TX 75382.  Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning our team or the swimmer you are supporting!

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