Swim Across America Tampa Bay

May 21, 2016, Clearwater Beach, FL-–Swim Across America, dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment had a beautiful day for open water swims raising money for the cause.  The day had three swims in the Gulf of Mexico with something for everyone, a 2.4 mile swim, a mile, and a half mile swim.

Olympians Brooke Bennett (1996, 2000), Eric Wunderlich (1996) and Craig Beardsley (1980) were on hand along many cancer survivors, area swim teams, spectators and professionals from the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Craig Beardsley, Brooke Bennett, Eric Wunderlich
Craig Beardsley, Brooke Bennett, Eric Wunderlich

After 4 years of Swim Across America here is Florida and raising $614,000, today they raised $180,711 for Moffitt Cancer Center alone to put their total for Florida to $794,711. Amazing for cancer research! Time to find a cure!

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Florida Swim Network was also on hand to listen to some of the “Why I Swim” speeches from the swimming participants. Inspirational and emotional.

Former Swimming World Record Holder Craig Beardsley and 7-11’s Michael Jorgensen talk about the success Swim Across America has had helping with cancer research.  They continued to discuss the 2016 Swim Across America Tampa Bay and the great community, as well as raising money for the Moffitt Cancer Center.

Olympian Eric Wunderlich talks about his swimming today, racing the young athletes and why he is at the Swim Across America. He credits the volunteers, athletes and younger generation with keeping the Swim Across America effort going.

New president and CEO Rob Butcher (formerly of US Masters Swimming) discusses his role at the organization as well as the loss of his mother to cancer.

We all know someone, a friend, a family member or a loved one that has been touched by cancer. For more information on Swim Across America, or you would like to give to help this incredible cause, go to SwimAcrossAmerica.org and let’s all help finally defeat this horrible disease.

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2016 Open Water Swims

Tampa Bay Open Water Swim – May 21st, 2016 (done)
Dallas Open Water Swim – June 11, 2016
Greenwich-Stamford Open Water Swim – June 25, 2016
Boston Harbor Islands Swim – July 8, 2016
Hamptons Open Water Swim – July 9, 2016
Chicago Open Water Swim – July 23, 2016
Long Island Sound Open Water Swim – July 30, 2016
Sound to Cove Open Water Swim – August 6, 2016
Nantucket Island Open Water Swim – August 27, 2016
St. Louis Open Water Swim – August 27, 2016
Rhode Island Open Water Swim – September 10, 2016
Seattle Open Water Swim – September 10, 2016
Atlanta Open Water Swim – September 17, 2016
Baltimore Open Water Swim – September 18, 2016
San Francisco Bay Swim – October 1, 2016




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