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Swim Across America seeks volunteers with boats

By lake or by land, volunteers are needed to participate in the Lake Washington event, which will raise funds for the SCCA

Sept. 4, 2009
Swim Across America

Volunteers with boats: Your assistance is needed when Swim Across America reaches the shores of Lake Washington Saturday, Sept. 12. Pictured above, SAA's first event in 1987 in Long Island Sound. Since then, SAA has raised more than $20 million for cancer research and treatment programs.

Photo courtesy of Swim Across America

You don’t have to be a swimmer to take part in Swim Across America’s first open water event in the Seattle area. SAA needs volunteers with kayaks and boats and on land Saturday, Sept. 12, on Mercer Island. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. 

In addition to the call for volunteers, registration is still open for two distance events designed to accommodate both recreational and competitive swimmers. Swimmers may register individually or as team members. 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.

To volunteer by kayak, boat or by land, or to swim, visit https://www.swimacrossamerica.org.

Charted in 1987 as a nonprofit organization, Swim Across America works to raise money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment, and 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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