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2010 SWIM Across the Sound - August 7, 2010 (Connecticut, USA)

posted March 17, 2010 @ 3:35 AM  |  Meets, Open Water, and Other Events | Open Water Swimming category

The 23rd Annual St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Marathon is open for online registration for solo swimmers, two-person relays and team relays. Scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2010, the SWIM Marathon course is a 25 kilometer (15.5 miles) swim across the Long Island Sound. Swimmers start at West Beach in Port Jefferson, NY and finish at Captain's Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

To find out more about the SWIM Across the Sound or to access an application, please go to our website at www.swimacrossthesound.org and select the "23rd Annual SWIM Marathon" from the event list on the homepage.

A fundraiser event that started in 1987, the St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound Marathon has raised millions of dollars over the years - $350,000 in 2009 alone. Each team relay is required to raise a minimum of $7,500, two-person relays must raise a minimum of $3,500 and solo swimmers a minimum of $1,500. All the funds raised benefit the SWIM's 36 cancer services, which provide financial support and care to patients and their families for the needs that health insurance companies do not cover in addition to support groups, education, prevention and wellness programs in the community.

Slots in the solo category is limited, so if you're interested in swimming in this year's Marathon, please be sure to log on today and fill out the online application form then submit the hard copy registration form.

Should you have any questions, please call the St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation Office at 203-576-5451 or email me at marathondirector@swimacrossthesound.org.

Best regards,

Liz Fry

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