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Join Greenwich Crew and Swim Across America - Fairfield County in an erg challenge to fight cancer. Everyone's life has been impacted by cancer which is why we're rowing to help "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" and raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment.

  • Proceeds from the erg challenge will support Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, the nations only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research.



WHAT: Swim Across America Fairfield County and Greenwich Crew are teaming up to make waves in the fight against cancer with a charity rowing event at the Greenwich Water Club on September 29, 2019. This event’s proceeds will fund the mission of Swim Across America Fairfield County and its beneficiary the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy (ACGT), the nation’s only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research.

Swim Across America, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation recognized by the IRS with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID #22-3248256)

WHEN: September 29, 2019

WHERE: Greenwich Water Club
49 River Road
Cos Cob, CT

TIMELINE: The schedule is subject to change.

  • 7:30am: Registration/Check In/Coffee
  • 8:00am: Welcome/Why I Row
  • 10:15am: Awards Ceremony

ROW OPTIONS: We are offering 2 back to back sessions of 45 minutes each. Team members row relay style sharing an erg machine and will compete to see who can accumulate the most meters in 45 minutes. There will be 2 waves of competitors (1 adult division and 1 junior division). All participants will need to register and are asked to raise $100 for the cause.

HOW TO JOIN: Click the register button in the middle of this page and get your own fundraising link to send out to your friends and family. Rowing relays will be made up of teams of 4. Adults should sign up a part of a team of 4. Middle and high school students have the option of signing up as a team of four OR individually and being assigned to a team by your club’s coaches/captains.

TEAM CAPTAINS: To register your team, click the register button, then select 'Start a Team'. You will first be asked to name your team. Please be sure to list your club name at the beginning of your team name, then your unique group name. FOR EXAMPLE: Greenwich Water Club - Scrambled Legs . You will then select a team goal before completing your personal registration details. Once registered, be sure to share the team name with your 3 teammates so that they can join your team.

TEAM MEMBERS: To join a team, click the register button, then select 'Join a Team'. Use the search field to find your team and select the 'join' button to register as a member of that team. You can also register for your team by first visiting the team fundraising page, then selecting the 'Join Team' button.

Middle School and High School participants who don't already have a group of 4 to row with should register as a member of the High School or Middle School rowing team associated with their club. Groups of 4 will then be assigned before the event by coaches/captains.

All rowers and volunteers must complete the waivers 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 rowers to each raise at least $100. Many will raise more but if everyone raises $100, our event could raise thousands to support mission of SAA and Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy.

SPONSORSHIP: Interested in partnership opportunities or sponsoring a team? Click here to learn more.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Alice Catalano