This is my final year participating in this event as a member of Providence College's Swimming and Diving Team. As such, I have set an ambitious goal to shoot for and hopefully achieve. This year I will be dedicating my swim to three important people in my family's lives.
The second is Mary Eklund who unfortunately passed away after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She and her family have been a part of my swim family for over a decade. The third is Gale Nguyen who lost her fight earlier this year to pancreatic cancer. These families fought valiantly and are models of what it means to never give up. We miss Mary and Gale every day.
Regardless of whether or not I achieve my goal this year, I have enjoyed my experience and have realized the impact that one individual can have on people's lives. I am honored to have been able to represent those people who fight this terrible disease every day. Thank you for your support over the years!
Swim Across America, c/o Kitty Tetreault, 30 Bullard Street, Walpole, MA 02081. Check should be made out to Swim Across America but please include a note mentioning my name as the swimmer you are supporting!