CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - The Chappaqua Swim & Tennis Club will host a Swim Across America of Long Island Sound (SAALIS) pool swim Sunday to raise money and awareness for cancer research, prevention, and treatment. This is the second year that Chappaqua Swim and Tennis Club in Westchester has hosted a Swim Across America event . In its inaugural year, CST raised $30.000, becoming the third most successful Swim Across America pool event in the New York area. Katonah's Bobby Hackett, who was a silver medalist in the 1976 Olympic Games in the 1,500-meter freestyle, will host a free swim clinic on competitive training techniques. “It was really wonderful to participate in CST’s event last summer,” said Hackett, who has participated in many Swim Across America events in the past. “It’s always so moving to join fellow swimmers of all ages and abilities, who are motivated to make a difference.” The pool swim swim will run from between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m. and offers swimmers of all ages and from all area pools the opportunity to swim one mile or half mile individually or with a team. Dan Levy, coach of CST’s champion swim team, said the event motivates his swimmers as well as swimmers on every level to honor loved ones whom the 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 also touched by adults who swim laps with us for this cause – many of whom are recreational swimmers,” Levy said. Chappaqua Swim & Tennis club President Liz Fuerstman invited the community to join her club in the effort. “Everyone is welcome to join us,” Fuerstman said. "We invite anyone in Westchester to participate with us either by swimming 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.” Those interested in swimming of making a pledge, may log on to the Swim Across America/Chappaqqua Swim & Tennis Club web page.
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