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Swim Across America - Louisville is a community charity swim scheduled for Saturday, September 14th. The event will take place at Genesis Blairwood & Louisville Tennis Club. People of all ages and skill levels who are passionate about fighting cancer are encouraged to participate in our inaugural community pool swim.

8:15-9:00: Check in
9:00: Welcome and Check Presentation
9:30-11:00: Relay
Genesis Blairwood & Louisville Tennis Club
9300 Blairwood Access Way
Louisville, KY 40222
Swim Options
Team Relay Swimmer
SAA My Way (Virtual)
18+: $200
Under 18: $100
Proceeds Benefit: UofL Health Brown Cancer Center
$227,139.89 $250,000.00

Welcome to Swim Across America - Louisville. This Pool Swim will be at Genesis Blairwood & Louisville Tennis Club. Thank you to University of Louisville for hosting our inaugural team relay. All ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the fun community swim format in a fun and impactful charity swim. Proceeds will benefit cancer research at UofL Health Brown Cancer Center.


Participation Options:

  • Swimmer - as many laps as you want (in 30-45 minutes)
  • SAA My Way - Virtual

General Fundraising Requirements:

All swimmers are required to raise at least $200 by event day. Under 18 swimmers have a $100 fundraising goal. All swimmers will receive a cap, towel and t-shirt.

WaveMaker Status: $1,000 minimum:

WaveMakers go above and beyond the call of duty 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 WM gift on event day. You can learn more about WaveMaker Status here.

Participate as an Individual or on a Team

A person may elect to participate alone, or be part of a team. Many colleagues and college alumni will form teams, or teams may be formed in honor or memory of a loved one. All teams are inspirational and rewarding for all of us involved with Swim Across America. All team members are still required to meet their individual fundraising minimums based on their age, distance or WaveMaker status as noted in the prior sections.

Registration Self-Donation:

Swimmers will be asked to kickstart your fundraising with a $50 registration self-donation fee and let your supporters know you are personally committed to the mission of SAA. The registration self-donation is a 100% tax deductible donation that will be will be credited towards each swimmer's fundraising minimum.

Online registration will close 72 hours prior to the swim! Event day registration may still be available if space permits.


All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here.


Event Schedule is subject to change and updates will be emailed to participants

7:15am: volunteers will set up coffee, pastries, t-shirts, tattoos, caps, Why I Swim banner, scoreboard, sound.

8:15-9:00am: Check-in

9:00am: Welcome, Brown Cancer Center Message, Check Presentation

9:30-11:00am: Music, Fun & Relay Swim

11:00am: Wrap-up/Social


What is SAA MY WAY?

SAA My Way is our virtual offering where you decide your activity and timeline. Register with a $50 self-donation and we’ll send you an SAA Swag Bag to show off your spirit. All donations raised for your My Way will support our SAA-Louisville charity swim. Click here to learn about all the ways you can have fun your way!

To sign up as an SAA My Way participant for our event, click the register button above and select 'SAA My Way' as your participation type.


Volunteers are the backbone of the Swim Across America Family ensuring our charity swims run smoothly from beginning to end. Not a swimmer, no problem. You can volunteer and fundraise for SAA--Louisville. Ready to volunteer with us? Click on the Register button and select the Volunteer participation type.


If this is your first time participating or if you just need some tips to be a better fundraiser, click here. It will walk you through the participant center and teach you how to email donors, share on social media sites and download the fundraising app. You can find more helpful resources on our fundraising resources page.

NEW! Watch these instructional videos to learn how to register, update your participant center, connect to Facebook and more!

Be a WaveMaker. Raise $1,000 and you get cool swag & recognition. Anyone can be a WaveMaker - swimmers, volunteers or SAA My Way participants. Learn more about WaveMaker status here.

You may support the swimmer of your choice by making an online donation. Or you may send a check, payable to Swim Across America, to the address below:

Swim Across America
8508 Park Road #389
Charlotte, NC 28210

Make sure to include a note with the name of the swimmer you are donating to.


Swim Location

Genesis Blairwood & Louisville Tennis Club
Blairwood Access Way
Louisville, KY 40222


UofL Health Brown Cancer Center
For the past 40 years, UofL Health Brown Cancer Center has been a leading face of world-renowned academic research and cancer care. As a result, we help patients face cancer with new hope throughout Kentuckiana and around the globe.


If you have any questions about SAA-Louiville, please contact Curt Dame.


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