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Join the International Swimming Hall of Fame & Swim Fort Lauderdale in a Charity Swim to Fight Cancer with Swim Across America. Everyone's life has been impacted by cancer which is why we're "Make Waves to Fight Cancer" and raise money for cancer research, prevention and treatment.


WHAT: Swim Across America, the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Swim Fort Lauderdale are teaming up for this charity swim with proceeds funding the mission of SAA and ISHOF.

WHEN: May 19, 2019

WHERE: Carter Park Aquatic Complex
1450 W Sunrise Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

SWIM TIMELINE: The schedule is subject to change.

  • 8:00 AM: Registration/Check In/Coffee
  • 8:30 AM: Welcome/Why I Swim
  • 8:45 AM: We Swim
  • 9:45 AM: Wrap Up/Thanks/Snacks

SWIM OPTIONS: We'll have a charity swim practice that will offer 15x25s, 15x50s, 15x75s, or 15x100s. You can decide when you show up what distance you want to swim. You can set an interval and wear fins or use a kickboard. Whatever makes you comfortable. We will have a coach on deck to offer help. 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 you will be provided a personal story page that you can promote on social and send 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 each participant to raise at least $100. Many will raise more but if everyone raises $100, our charity swim will have an impact to support the mission of SAA and ISHOF.

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

We are offering incentives to hit fundraising milestones. 

  • $100 - SAA T-Shirt.
  • $200 - SAA Keychain + $100 fundraising incentive.
  • $500 - SAA Towel + $200 fundraising incentives.
  • $1000 - SAA Embroidered Bag + $500 fundraising incentives.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Craig Beardsley.