WHAT: Registration for the 2013 Swim Across America Tampa Bay event allows access to free two-hour swim clinics being held at Tampa area YMCA locations.
In addition, those registered for the 2013 Swim Across America – Tampa Bay will also be given free access to the pool of all YMCA locations within Hillsborough County (proof of 2013 Swim Across America Tampa Bay registration and a driver’s license/ID is required). This promotion will expire on Friday, May 17, 2013.
The Tampa Bay chapter of Swim Across America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events, will hold its second-annual open-water fundraising swim benefiting Moffitt Cancer Center at 8:30 a.m. May 18 at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, 7 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Last year’s SAA – Tampa Bay Swim raised $100,000 for Moffitt, and the group is committed to doubling that this year.
Three-time Olympic champion Brooke Bennett will serve as honorary chair of the event.
Registration for the swim clinics is not necessary. Attendees are asked to bring their 2013 Swim Across America – Tampa Bay registration and a driver’s license/ID to the clinic.
SWIM CLINICS WHEN/WHERE:
April 6th, 10 a.m. – Noon Brandon YMCA, 3097 S. Kingsway Rd. Seffner, FL 33584
April 6th, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Northwest YMCA, 8950 W. Waters Ave. Tampa, FL 33615
April 16th, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Bob Sierra YMCA, 4015 Ragg Rd. Tampa, FL 33624
April 28th, 12 – 2 p.m. South Tampa YMCA, 4411 S. Himes Ave. Tampa, FL 33611
April 30th, 5 – 7 p.m. Campo Family YMCA, 3414 Culbreath Rd. Valrico, FL 33596
May 1st, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. New Tampa YMCA, 16221 Compton Dr. Tampa, FL 33647
May 9th, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Bob Sierra YMCA, 4015 Ragg Rd. Tampa, FL 33624
About Swim Across America
Swim Across America, Inc., is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events. With the help of thousands of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping to find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service. Since its inception in 1987, SAA has gone from a single swim in Nantucket, MA, to dozens of events nationwide. In its 25 years the organization has raised over $45 million, and continues ensure that money raised locally, stays local so that all swimmers will know their impact. To learn more about the Swim Across America -Tampa Bay, make a donation, or register to swim or volunteer, visit www.swimacrossamerica.org/TampaBay.
About the Y
The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is one of the area’s leading nonprofits, strengthening Hillsborough and East Pasco communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the Association, 19 facilities engage more than 142,000 men, women and children — regardless of age, income or background — to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve our community’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Tampa Y has long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.tampaymca.org
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.