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2022 Detroit - Motor City Mile Open Water Swim

Team Flewelling

So we are doing it again! We will be swimming, personally donating and raising money for Swim Across America's Detroit event in the Detroit River on July 8th. Funds for this event are awarded to local cancer research at the Rogel Cancer Center. This year's funds have been awarded to Dr. Lee's research on pancreatic cancer. You can hear from her directly in this short video:


Brent loves open water swimming and also appreciates fundraising for very local causes, which makes this event perfect for him. This is his third time swimming this event and he has signed up for the 2 mile swim, or more if he can't swim straight :)

Tiara was really impressed with the transparency of the funds last year. 100% of the SAA grant must be applied to an approved clincial trial or research project and last year the awardee was at the event to speak about their specific research. Therefore she has signed up to swim 1 mile for her second year.

Annie is excited for her first open water swim event. She has been swimming weekly for over a year now and is ready to give the Detroit River a try. Annie is motivated to help fight cancer becasue her mother/father/sister/brother-in-law and others close to her have been affected. In addition, this event is extra special to her as her daughter works for the Rogel Cancer Center.

We are committed to making this a fun and safe event and to make a difference with cancer research. In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer. Join the Swim Across America community so that, together, we can change that. Thank you for helping make an impact in the fight to find a cure! 

-Love Brent, Tiara and Annie

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You can make a donation online by clicking on the 'Donate Now' button on this page. 


If you prefer to donate via check, please send check donations to Swim Across America, 8508 Park Rd. #389, Charlotte, NC 28210.


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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