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The Hunters Hill Hawks are Making Waves to 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.

  • SAA Denver funds benefit four research projects at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children's Hospital Colorado. The acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) research project, led by Drs. Amanda Winters, Taizo Nakano, and Craig Forester. The tumor research project, led by Dr. Adam Green. The sepsis biomarker project, led by Dr. Leonora Slatnick. And, new this year, the CAR-T Cell project, led by Dr. Lindsey Murphy and collaborating with Dr. Winters and members of the BMT-Cellular Therapeutics team.


WHAT: This is an opportunity for Hawks Nation to serve others through our sport. In our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer, unfortunately, many of them being children, like our own neighbor Garrett Rymer who has been battling cancer with a strong and positive attitude the past 1.5 years. Hunters Hill joined the SAA community so that, together, we can help Garrett and others, and change those statistics. All funds raised stay local and will benefit cancer research & clinical trials at Children's Hospital Colorado.

The Challenge: Just like Garrett and all those challenged in their battles against cancer, we are asking each Hawk swimmer to challenge themselves to swim as many laps as they can during their allotted 1 hour time slot, including our Minnows swimmers who will use kickboards and coach support.

Parents and other neighborhood adults that would like to also join the challenge and help fundraise can swim during adult open swim between 5:30 and 7:30 a.m., or during open pool hours. Just let us know so we can get you your SAA swim cap.

WHERE: Hunters Hill Pool 7235 S. Xanthia St. Centennial, CO 80112

WHEN: June 27, 2023
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM

HOW TO JOIN: 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: While fundraising is not required, we encourage swimmers to each raise at least $100. Many will raise more but if everyone raises $100, our swim could raise thousands of dollars to support local 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!

  • $50 - Sunglasses
  • $100 - SAA t-shirt plus $50 incentive award
  • $300 - SAA towel plus $100 incentive award
  • Top 3 fundraisers for each age group category will receive a Cold Stone Creamery gift card (minimum of $250 to qualify)
  • $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 Kara Scholl