CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Swim Across America of Long Island Sound will hold a Chappaqua-based swim event that will raise money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment on Sunday, July 13, from 6:30-9:30 a.m.
This is the third year that the Chappaqua Swim and Tennis Club has hosted a Swim Across America event.
In 2013, CST raised more than $38,000, becoming the third-most successful Swim Across America pool event in the New York area.
The event offers swimmers of all ages and from all area pools the opportunity to swim one mile or half a mile individually or with a team.
In addition to swimming in CST’s event, Bobby Hackett, 1976 Olympic silver medalist in the 1500-meter freestyle and a Katonah resident, will host a free swim clinic on competitive training techniques.
“It’s been really wonderful to participate in CST’s event for the last three summers,” said Hackett, who has participated in many Swim Across America events in the past. “I find it so rewarding to join fellow swimmers of all ages and abilities, who are motivated to make a difference.”
For Dan Levy, coach of CST’s champion swim team, Swim Across America is not only a way to honor loved ones whom our community has lost to cancer.
“Seeing young swimmers who are eager to use their athletic abilities to raise funds to fight cancer is always inspiring, but I am equally moved by adults who swim laps with us for this cause – many of whom are recreational swimmers,” commented Levy.
“Everyone is welcome to join us,” added Liz Fuerstman, president of CST. "We invite anyone in Westchester to participate by either swimming with us or making a pledge to our site. Whether you swim, volunteer or become a sponsor, Swim Across America is a great opportunity for our community to come together for a worthy cause.”