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2021 San Francisco Bay Open Water Swim

Team NBA

Welcome to Team NBA! This team is Co-Captained by Alessia Root and Alanna Baker, we could not be more excited to raise money and awareness for cancer research and funding! Although this year there will sadly be no organized swim, we encourage all of you to raise money in a creative and fun way that you choosse, whether it be biking or selling raffle tickets! 

This will be Alanna's sixth year and Alessia's fourth year participating in this event, and as competitive swimmers we love the challenge of an open water event, but more importantly, we want to raise money and make an impact for the millions of people affected by cancer each year. This horrible disease has had some very personal impacts on us. Alanna will be swimming in honor of her grandfather Frank O'Connor, Wendy Hayward, and Don Alexander. Alessia is swimming in honor of her mother Patti Root, and her grandparents Juanito Cuneo and John "Goalie" Root.


We hope that you can join our team and make a change! If this it not possible, we hope you can donate to team NBA!
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, c/o Nathaniel Berger, 921 Church St., San Francisco, CA 94114.

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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