16th Annual Ted Mullin "Leave it in the Pool"
Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - Fort Natatorium



FFSC Hour of Power Flyer & Candle Dedication/Donation Form
To make a donation and/or dedicate candles, please fill out page 2 of this form
and return it to a coach by Saturday, December 4 (we will accept donations through the night of
the event, but it helps if we have all candle dedications submitted in advance).

Your swimmers will also receive a hard copy of this sheet at practice.

Register your swimmers for the Hour of Power
(click Edit Commitment or Attend/Decline like you would for a regular meet)
Please register by Dec. 6. You can still come if you forget to sign up, but we need an accurate head count to order pizza.

Information about Ted and the history of the Hour of Power 


In September 2006, at the age of 22, Illinois native and Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin (pictured above with his siblings) passed away from sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Two months later, his teammates began an event that is now an annual tradition for many teams around the country—the Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power, which benefits the Ted Mullin Fund for sarcoma research at the University of Chicago, where he received treatment. The Hour of Power is based on one of Ted’s favorite sets—one hour of continuous sprint relays.

This will be FFSC's eighth year participating in this special event. Our first 7 Hour of Power relays were extremely successful, with over 80 swimmers participating each year, and some coaches, too! Thanks to the generous contributions of FFSC families, we have raised over $9,500 for the Ted Mullin Fund.

Please do not feel as though you need to make a donation in order to swim. This is a great event every year, and we want as many swimmers as possible to be a part of it!

Your Hour of Power participation and donations are greatly appreciated, and they do not go unnoticed. The simple act of participating in the event and donating whatever you are able is extraordinarily meaningful in the swimming community's efforts to honor Ted and all of our loved ones who have suffered from cancer. Our team is just 1 of nearly 200 participating teams, but the outstanding support from all of you has made a personal impact on Ted's family. His parents came to IWU in 2016 to see our Hour of Power in person and speak to the swimmers before the relay started, and they were touched by both the swimmers' enthusiasm for the event and the financial impact made by all of the donations.


THANK YOU to all families who have joined us in the past for this special evening.
We hope to see all team members at the pool on December 7!