Swim Across America
Aug 24, 2019
August, 23 2019
Hello again Shark Families!
For the second year in a row, the Sharks are taking part in the Swim Across America event being held in August at Innsbrook Resort and we would love for your swimmer to join us!
Swim Across America is a non-profit 502(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment by hosting charity swims all across the United States. The St Louis swim will be held on Saturday, August 24th at Innsbrook Resort. There are 3 options for swimmers: a half mile swim, a 1.2 mile swim or a 2.4 mile swim.
THIS IS NOT A RACE!! This is a fundraiser event and is for fun only (and raising money for a GREAT cause)! One thing to keep in mind...swimming in open water is VERY different than swimming in a pool. SAA does provide "angel swimmers" which are (usually) college swimmers who will swim alongside your swimmer for moral support (and help should there be any issues). If you are unsure what distance to swim, or have never swam in open water, the half mile distance is perfect to start with! The course is lined with volunteers in boats and kayaks so there are hundreds of watchful eyes on the swimmers at all times. In previous years, there have been former Olympic swimmers in attendance! They are available for pictures and autographs before and after the event (and they swim too!).
Again this year, this will be an official Sharks event, however sign up will be done via the SAA site. We will have a coach in attendance the day of the event. Again, this is not a race and the swimmers times do not matter. The coach will be there for moral support. Last year our team was one of the top 10 fundraising teams - lets see if we can get in the top 10 again!!
To register for the event, join our team and get information about fundraising goals, the schedule for the day, and anything else you need regarding the event, please go to our team page: