2011 Swim Across America Campaign Huge Success (Update With Video)

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On Sunday, July 24th, 110 swimmers got a break from the intense heat while pushing their endurance limits as the 2011 Swim 4 A Cure got underway at the Metuchen Municipal Pool. Consisting of members of the Metuchen Municipal Pool Swim & Dive Team, assorted coaches, family members and a team of Masters swimmers from the Metuchen YMCA, made this year's Swimathon a huge success. The 2011 team swam over 225 miles and reached their goal to swim to Chicago.  In the past 4 years, this team has swum over 650 miles and raised $30,000 for Swim Across America (SAA), an organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming - related events. 

Several swimmers joined the 10 Mile Club and two swimmers entered the 15 Mile Club for cumulative miles swum over the past 4 years at our community pool for this event.  The team continues raising money for the organization, and donations can be made through the team website at: http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/TR?fr_id=1360&pg=entry and choosing Donate to this Event.  Donation cans at local businesses can be found at Boro Hardware, LaRosa Pizza, What's the Scoop, and the Bagel Pantry and will be collected by August 3rd.

The team gave a huge "Thank You" to the Pool Management, Pool Commission and Girl Scout Troop 80743 for their volunteering efforts, helping to run this event each year, as well as the community and family members who have supported the team in this fundraising campaign each of the 4 years the Swimathon has been held. Congratulations, everybody! Thanks to Chris Morrisson for the great video from the event!

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