Swim Across America


Dear Tigershark Swimmers & Families,

Let’s Make Waves Together at Practice on Friday June 8th at 7:30 am to Fight Pediatric Cancer in Colorado along with Swim Across America & Children’s Hospital Colorado! Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer and we are going to fight that statistic! Swim Across America (SAA) is a National non profit organization that has raised over $70 million for cancer research & clinical trials through pool swims, clinics & open water swims throughout the USA!  We are honored to bring SAA to Denver with our Inaugural Open Water swim on August 26th  at Chatfield Reservoir. 

You will be the very first Summer League Team in Colorado to dedicate a Pool Swim to raise funds for SAA Denver!  How? All you have to do is show up to practice on Friday, June 8th at 7:30 am,  have fun swimming, donate and enjoy eating donuts!  You will receive an SAA Swim Cap & some fun tattoos! We will be taking some awesome pictures for our SAA Denver Website and media as well. As Co-Founder & Co-Head Coach of Wildcat Ridge Tigersharks in addition to being the SAA Denver Event Director, I will be coaching along with your awesome Tigershark Coaches, and our National Swim Across America Event Director, a cancer fighting practice. You and your families can donate on our very own Tigershark Team Page www.swimacrossamerica.org/goto/tigershark18  or donate with cash or check at practice on June 8th!

In addition, if some of you wish to participate in the actual event on August 26th at Chatfield Reservoir, you will be swimming with 14 Olympian representing every summer Olympics from 1980 to 2016! (including Missy Franklin, Kara Lynn Joyce, Susan Williams, George DiCarlo, Lindsay Benko, Elizabeth Beisel, Susan Rapp (Von der Lippe) just  to mention a few)  You can swim a half mile, 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. There will also be a “Balloon Splash” under 200 yards, at Chatfield on the day of the event. Parents, you are welcome to swim on August 26th too!! All of the funds raised by SAA Denver will benefit Pediatric cancer research & clinical trials at Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders!  For more information about our event, please go to www.swimacrossamerica/denver

If you would like to continue to Make Waves with SAA Denver by participating or volunteering in the actual event on August 26th, Sponsorship, or setting up a team of your own, please contact nicole@swimacrossamerica.org.

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