Swim Across America Denver

Dear Colorado Swimming Club Teams, Coaches, Swimmers & Families,

Please join us, along with 11 Olympians (including Missy Franklin, Kara Lynn Joyce, Susan Williams, George DiCarlo, Lindsay Benko, Elizabeth Beisel, Susan Rapp (Von der Lippe) just to mention a few) as we Make Waves to Fight Pediatric Cancer in Colorado August 26th, 2018!  Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. Swim Across America (SAA) is a National non-profit organization that has raised over $70 million for cancer research & clinical trials through Open Water Swims, Pool Swims & Clinics throughout the USA!  We are honored to bring SAA to Denver with our Inaugural SAA Denver Open Water Swim August 26th, 2018 at Chatfield Main Reservoir! You can swim a 500, a Mile or 5K, professionally timed. The fun news is you can wear a regular suit or a wetsuit along with any equipment you want to complete your swim. All of the funds raised by SAA Denver will benefit Pediatric cancer at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders!

There are several ways you can Make Waves of your own!

  1. Go to and Register to swim on August 26th. Your Registration fee of $50 counts towards your fundraising goal of $400 over 18 or $200 under 18.  In addition to an awesome swim, there will be fun music & celebration. You will receive an SAA t-shirt & Towel. We have a 300 swimmer maximum so Register if you want to swim!
  2. You can Form your very own USA Club Team where fundraising efforts will count towards your individual goal as well as the Team Fundraising goal!
  3. Start your own Team as a Corporate Sponsor or an Individual Team. Recruit family & friends to participate!
  4. Become a Sponsor where you will have benefits depending on your level such as attending VIP Olympian Dinner at Cherry Hills Country Club on August 25th, banner & access to VIP Tent on Event Day
  5. Donate! If you cannot participate, support a teammate or friend by donating to their fundraising efforts
  6. You can organize a Pool-a-Thon at your own pool to benefit SAA Denver & Children’s Hospital.  
  7. Volunteer to help on Event Day or to be on one of our Committees.
  8. Spread the word! Spread the word to your Swimming & Triathlon Friends & Families

Several of your USA Swimming Friends & Teammates, have been diligently working since last Fall to make our Inaugural SAA Denver Event a reality in 2018! If you would like further information on setting up a Team, Pool Swim, Sponsorship or Volunteering, please email or

Thank you in advance for your support of SAA Denver as we join Children’s Hospital to fight Pediatric Cancer in Colorado!

Sincerely, Nicole Vanderpoel, SAA Denver Event Director