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2023 LIS - Long Island Sound Open Water Swim

Gay Silverman
Gay Silverman

Gay Silverman

On November 26, 2021 we lost our coach “Gay Silverman” to cancer and formed this team to honor her.

Gay Silverman coached the Silver Streaks swim team and was incredibly generous to allow me to come back and swim in my 30’s. Anyone that knew Gay, knows, how incredibly giving she was. The Silver Streaks was a team that was diverse and inclusive and enabled those to participate in a sport when it wasn't always accessible to them. The training that she gave me enabled me to capture over 20 Top Ten wins in USMS and multiple personal best times. On a personal level, she was also like a mother to me and I don’t have the words to express how much I miss her.

Life is so unpredictable, and we never truly know how much time we have. I'm so incredibly grateful for the time I did have with her and for all that she taught me. 

I love you Gay,

Jennifer Kyff

We started this team in her name to honor a coach that gave us all so much. Please consider helping us to honor her by joining our team and/ or donating, as we raise funds greatly needed for cancer research.

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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, PO Box 217, Larchmont, NY 10538.


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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