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Dive in: Swim Across America reaches Seattle this September

Calling recreational and competitive swimmers to plunge into Lake Washington to raise funds for SCCA

July 20, 2009
Swim Across America

The fundraising Swim Across America reaches the shores of Lake Washington at Luther Burbank Park Saturday, Sept. 12.

In recent weeks, cyclists have done it; runners and walkers, too. This fall, swimmers get their turn to flex muscles in the battle against cancer. Seattle’s inaugural Swim Across America fundraiser takes place in Lake Washington off Mercer Island Saturday, Sept. 12. Proceeds benefit the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. 

Registration is now open for two distance events designed to accommodate recreational and competitive swimmers alike. A half-mile triangle course begins and ends at Luther Burbank Park. A more rigorous two-mile shoreline course starts at Mercerwood Shore Club and ends at Luther Burbank's swim beach, site of the post-swim celebration and awards.

Swimmers may register individually or as team members. In addition to swimmers, Swim Across America organizers are seeking kayakers, boaters and land volunteers to assist with the event. Visit https://www.swimacrossamerica.org for signup and tips; participants have the opportunity to create their own personal fundraising Web page.

Swim Across America was chartered in 1987 as a nonprofit organization to raise money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment; since then, it has grown to include dozens of events from coast to coast. 

 For more information, contact Jennifer Pawlosky, jpawlosk@fhcrc.org, (206) 667-6327.  


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