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Hour of Power

2020 Hour of Power Relay
April 24th, 2020

The Hour of Power Relay began in 2006 to honor Ted's memory and to help raise funds for research at the University of Chicago into the causes and treatment of sarcoma in young people. Now each year thousands of swimmers across the country and world participate in an Hour of Power Relay – colleges, high schools and swim clubs like NTA.

Our NTA community is proud and excited to be a part of making a difference for sarcoma research!

On Friday, April 24th, New Trier Aquatics swimmers from every swim group will come together for the Hour of Power Relay!

This year, we are offering an online donation option for families to send out via email and social media to help grow our impact on this amazing cause.  You can still collect checks using our form, but we're hoping to streamline the donation process to make it easier for everyone to make an impact! 

Click here for Hour of Power Pledge Form 

The Story of Ted Mullin


Not long ago a boy, named Ted Mullin from Winnetka, who loved to swim and always gave it his all, was a member of NTA. Ted grew up, graduated from New Trier High School and was named an Academic All-American and an Illinois State Scholar (he studied hard and swam for NT High School) and went off to attend Carleton College in Minnesota and swam for his college Team. Ted also coached for NTA while he was home during breaks. Tragically while Ted was attending college he became sick with a very rare soft-tissue cancer called Sarcoma. He fought a courageous battle but passed away from the disease in the fall of 2006. Ted's parents still live in Winnetka.

NTA will participate in the 2020 Ted Mullin - Hour of Power fundraising and awareness-raising event on; 

April 24th, 2020 at New Trier (East).

We hope all of our swimmers will participate and that parents will attend and cheer on our swimmers!
Following Ted’s example of powering through, our swimmers will swim in a single session of an hour relay on the day of the event.  

The format is the same as last year with various ages and groups swimming together and a mid-session rally between the first and second session. The rally will include our raffle drawing and speakers including researchers from the University of Chicago.

All swimmers should come and take part in this amazing event whether you fundraise or not.  Raising awareness is most important. There will be signs (hopefully made by our own swimmer artists) directing you to food, donations, and t-shirts.

Parents will sign up their swimmer similar to signing up for a meet.  This year we are doing something a little new - combining with our Awards Ceremony! Each athlete should sign up to participate in the Hour of Power and plan on sticking around 


Any swimmer raising $75 or more will receive an Hour of Power T-SHIRT
Any swimmer raising $125 or more will receive an Hour of Power T-SHIRT and a Raffle Ticket
For each additional $125 raised, swimmers will receive an Additional Raffle Ticket, up to 5 per swimmer

Athletes raising over $500 will participate in a special Breakout and Power Camp & Lunch with Former National Team Member and NTA Alum Reed Malone on April 25th  from 11-1p - and recieve a special Hour Of Power Hoody!

Donations can be made using the online platform or in check form, payable to:

FJC/Ted Mullin Fund, FSP with "New Trier Aquatics" in the memo line

If you have questions, please e-mail Greg Hartman.

To learn more about the Ted Mullin Fund, visit the web site at:

FJC is a 501c(3) Not-For-Profit Charity and a Foundation of Philanthropic Funds.  All donations made to FJC/Ted Mullin Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by United States law and support the sarcoma research program at the University of Chicago.