The JAX50 is a creation of Planet Swim Foundation and its founders, Gus Calado and Sergio Lopez. It is more than a dash for cash, it is a chance for ordinary swimmers from eight years-old and up to compete at the same meet, in the same event, with twelve of the top swimmers in the sport, every one of them racing for the chance to swim in one of the two empty lanes against Olympians, national and NCAA champions, American and world record holders in swimming’s premier test of speed – The 50 freestyle.
But this event is more than just a chance to race an Olympian. It is an opportunity to help many underprivileged families benefit from life-saving swimming instruction.
This one weekend swimming event is unlike any other event in the sport. Once racing is over, the 12 guest swimmers will host a clinic and share their own stories of adversity, challenges, and eventual success.
For more information, visit the event website at www.jax50.com.