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Join the Rock Creek Fins as they Swim 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.

EVENT INFO
ABOUT THE EVENT

WHAT: Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Everyone knows someone affected by cancer and we will dedicate our Friday, July 12th morning to finding a cure. Swim team, Dive team and ALL pool members are invited to join us in raising money for Swim Across America and participating in the morning swim. We will have activities everyone can participate in and the event will coincide with our annual team pancake breakfast open to all participants.

WHEN: July 12, 2019
7:45 - 11:00 AM

WHERE: Rock Creek Pool
8619 Grubb Road,
Silver Spring, MD 20910

STRUCTURE:

  • 7:45am 13 and over Swim Team (Goal to swim 50+ laps each) with one lane dedicated to non-swim team pool members
  • 9:00am 12 and under Swim Team (Goal to swim 25+ laps each) with one lane dedicated to non-swim team pool members
  • 10:00am Any pool member (There will be lap lanes, official lap counters and other activities planned)

WHO CAN SWIM: Any pool member age 5+ can swim. We do ask that children who are 12 and under not currently on the swim team (or any child who cannot swim a length of the pool) be accompanied by a parent.

HOW TO JOIN: Click the register button on the home tab of this page, then click JOIN A TEAM (choose Rock Creek Pool Team). The site will guide you through building a page that you should personalize and include why you are swimming. Your page will sit within our Rock Creek Pool Team page.  You then share your personal page on social media and e-mail to your friends, colleagues and family to seek donations. [Generally, each family member creates their own page, so families might have multiple registered family members, however you can choose to register one time as a "family" page with all of your names but when the family reaches an incentive goal, you will receive one incentive total for the family, not one for each participant.]

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: Each participant is encouraged to raise at least $100. Our team goal is to raise $10,000 to support cancer research and clinical trials. Remember this is a certified 501(c)(3) so all donations are tax-deductible and the money raised goes to approved clinical trials or cancer research projects.

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!

  • $100 - SAA T-Shirt.
  • $200 - SAA T-Shirt + Sunglasses.
  • $500 - SAA T-Shirt + Sunglasses + SAA Towel.
  • $1000 - SAA T-shirt + Sunglasses + SAA Towel + plus $50 Amazon gift card

FUN FACTS: Michael Phelps, Allison Schmitt and over 120 Olympians support SAA. 100% of each SAA grant is applied to the approved clinical trial or research project. SAA has raised over $75 million through fundraising efforts like this one. You can help make a difference.

QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Stacy Gold or Stacy Stordahl for more information