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Join us and Fight Cancer with Swim Across America. Everyone's life has been impacted by cancer which is why we're swimming to help "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" and raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment.


WHAT: Join us for our 2nd annual Greater Charlotte Pool Swim. You may swim a 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile or 1 mile distance in the MCAC pool. Participants may swim any stroke they are comfortable. Important, all funds raised will benefit cancer research & clinical trials at Levine Cancer Institute and Levine Children's Hospital.

WHEN: August 27th, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

WHERE: Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center (MCAC)
800 East Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.,
Charlotte, NC 28202

HOW TO JOIN: This charity event is open to all and there is no registration fee! Click the register button in the middle of this page and get your own fundraising page to send out to your friends and family. All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here and bring to the event check-in. If you are under 18, please bring the waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

FUNDRAISING: We encourage swimmers to each raise at least $100. Many will raise more but if everyone raises $100, our swim could raise thousands to support cancer research, prevention and treatment.

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES: Every swimmer who participates will receive a Swim Across America cap and tattoos! Raise the amounts below and receive great SAA items for your efforts!

This year we are offering more prizes at more levels! Check out all the great incentive levels below, and see how much money you can help raise in the fight against cancer!

  • $50 - SAA T-Shirt.
  • $100 - SAA Sunglasses + $50 fundraising incentive.
  • $300 - SAA Towel + $100 fundraising incentives.
  • $1,000 - If you raise $1,000 you are acknowledged as a WaveMaker and receive WaveMaker benefits.

Individual WaveMaker Status: $1,000 minimum:

WaveMakers go above and beyond by raising at least $1,000 regardless of your age. Anyone can achieve WaveMaker status - swimmers, volunteers or SAA My Way participants. WaveMakers get special recognition and an exclusive WaveMaker gift. You can learn more about WaveMaker Status here.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Julia Brookshire or Mary McCullagh

**Please also consider joining us on October 2nd for the 6th annual SAA-Charlotte open water swim at Camp Thunderbird. If you'd like to participate in the open water event, you may do so by swimming a 0.5, 1 or 2 mile distance or choosing to be a volunteer. Register and find more information HERE.