Swim Across America’s Seattle Lake Washington Open Water Swim was a hit last Saturday! Thanks to all of you swimmers, boaters, volunteers, and fundraisers!
The Seattle swim has been a thriving event since it began in 2009 and SCCA is grateful to be the beneficiary. The open water ½-mile swim, 2-mile swim, and Kid’s Splash couldn’t have happened on a better weather day.
“Make Waves to Fight Cancer” is Swim Across America’s call to action, and 349 swimmers answered that call to swim their hearts out, raising money for research at SCCA. Of the total, 205 swimmers took on the 2-mile swim, 98 the half-mile, and 46 kiddos the Kid’s Splash. Way to go!
Volunteers are the backbone of this event and last Saturday’s festivities would not have been possible without 59 volunteers on the water in boats, in kayaks, and on paddle boards. Fifty-two land volunteers were a huge help checking swimmers in, handing towels to swimmers, and even standing on the sidewalk at 5:30am to direct swimmer traffic. It’s obvious, Swim Across America volunteers are the best and we are so lucky to have you!
So far, participants in the Seattle Open Water Swim on Saturday, September 8th have raised an incredible $225,000! If after reading this you’re motivated to support the effort and Swim Across America’s Seattle swimmers, you still have until September 30th to donate. Donate directly to the event (see button on right-hand side of the page).
We are so thankful to everyone who was a part of the 2012 swim and we look forward to seeing you back on (or in) the water next year.