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Cancer, though, isn't taking a break.
Our goal remains raising funds for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals and we look forward to the return of the event.


WHAT: A fundraiser for the San Mateo community! Join us for a morning full of fun! Participate in Swimming, running, dance or simply do a cannonball to help Swim Across America raise money to benefit cancer research at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.

San Mateo club members and non-members are invited to participate in this FUNdraising event to fight cancer with Swim Across America.

WHEN: April 26, 2020

WHERE: San Mateo Athletic Club
1700 West Hillsdale Blvd., Bldg. 5
San Mateo, CA 94402

TIMELINE: The schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Continental breakfast for participants will be available 7:00-10:15am

  • 7:00am: Registration begins
  • 7:15am: National Anthem - Opening Ceremony
  • 7:30am: One Hour Swim** or One Mile - Open Water - Olympic Pool. (Faster swimmers - those who can complete one mile in under 45 minutes)
  • 8:00am: 5K Run/Walk** around CSM’s Campus
  • 8:30am: 1/2 Hour swim* or 1/2 Mile (Open Water Olympic pool or “lap swim” in Instructional pool.)
  • 8:30am: DanceDanceDance: 90 minutes of LaBlast - U-Jam - Zumba
  • 9:00am: Aqua Aerobics Boot Camp - instructional pool 
  • 9:00am: Bike** - studio bikes
  • 10:00am: Kids' Swim - Instructional Pool. Designed for swim lesson participants.
  • 10:30am: Check Presentation - Closing Ceremony

*designed to allow you to swim your max laps in the time allotted. Swim the listed distance or as much as you are able in the allotted time. This is about the FUN in FUNdraising

**Feel like doing extra? Try all 3: swim, bike, run. Challenge yourself with a Mini Triathlon: swim 45 min, 5k run, 50 min bike.

Note: Open Water Olympic pool is set up without lane lines and participants swim laps along pool perimeter.

HOW TO JOIN: Click the register button at the top 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 all participants to each raise at least $100. Many will raise more, but if everyone raises at least $100, we have a greater chance of reaching our goal of $85,000 to support cancer research, prevention and treatment.

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!

  • $150 - White Level - SAA Sunglasses
  • $250 - Bronze Level - SAA T-shirt + Sunglasses
  • $500 - Silver Level - SAA Towel + Sunglasses + T-shirt
  • $1000 - Gold Level - $50 Amazon gift card + sunglasses + T-Shirt + Towel

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email

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