www.swimacrossamerica.org/boston Pleasure Island at Castle Bay
2010 Day Blvd.
Boston, MA 02127
Kid Friendly, Outside, Social Good
The Swim Across America – Boston Open Water Swim is making to fight cancer for its 27th year at a new location. The charity swim event will take place at Castle Island’s Pleasure Bay in South Boston on Saturday, August 6 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Whether a veteran swimmer or new to open water swims, there are options for everyone with half-, one-, and two-mile distance options. For those under 8, there will also be a Kids Splash for children to play along the beach under supervision. Participants will get the chance to dive in alongside former Olympic swimmers, including Janel Jorgensen McArdle, Alex Meyer, Craig Beardsley, Bobby Hackett, Lou Vitucci, Amy McGrath, and Ellen Owen.
All proceeds from the charity swim benefit the David B. Perini Jr. Quality of Life Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as well as Mass General for Children. The Perini Clinic at Dana-Farber provides care for pediatric cancer survivors and conducts research on how to help them live longer, better lives. This year, the clinic has its very own team, The Perini Clinic Paddlers, comprised of Dana-Farber staff, patients, families, and friends. To donate to or join the Perini Clinic Paddlers, visit their team page at http://www.tinyurl.com/PCPaddlers.
Swimmers can participate as an individual or as part of a team, with registration open until midnight on Thursday, August 4. Registration begins with a self-donation of $100 per person. Registered swimmers must raise $500 if 18 or older and raise $250 if under 18 by event day. For more information and to register, visit www.swimacrossamerica.org/boston.