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Larchmont's Swim Across America Program Returns For Summer Season

The Swim Across America Long Island Sound Chapter in Larchmont, N.Y., kicks-off its 23rd summer season on July 11 with eight opportunities to swim and volunteer throughout Westchester and Rockland counties.
The Swim Across America Long Island Sound Chapter in Larchmont, N.Y., kicks-off its 23rd summer season on July 11 with eight opportunities to swim and volunteer throughout Westchester and Rockland counties. Photo Credit: Swim Across America

LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- Swim Across America’s Long Island Sound Chapter in Larchmont, N.Y., will jump in the water to kick off its 23rd summer with eight opportunities to swim and volunteer throughout Westchester and Rockland counties.

The summer season begins from 6:30-9:30 a.m. on July 11 at Westchester Country Club, 99 Biltmore Rd, Rye, N.Y., and continues at seven different locations through Aug. 1. The program offers swimmers half-mile and mile pool-swim options. The open-water swim course offers 2K, 5K and 10K on the Long Island Sound.

The World Open Water Swimming Association has ranked the course that begins at Larchmont Yacht Club, 1 Woodbine Ave, and ends at the Larchmont Shore Club, 1 Oak Bluff Ave., among America’s Top-100 open-water swims.

Dates include 6:30-9:30 a.m. on July 11 at Westchester Country Club; 7-10 a.m. on July 12 at Germonds Pool, 165 Germonds Rd., West Nyack, N.Y.; 6:30-9 a.m. on July 17 at New York Athletic Club’s Travers Island, Shore Road, Pelham, N.Y.; 6:15-9:30 a.m. on July 18 at Orienta Beach Club, 1054 Walton Ave., Mamaroneck, N.Y.; 6:30-9:30 a.m. on July 19 at Chappaqua Swim and Tennis Club, 1019 Hardscrabble Rd., Chappaqua, N.Y.;  3-5 p.m. on July 23 at Coveleigh Club, 459 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye, N.Y.; 6 a.m. to noon on July 25 at Long Island Sound Open-Water, 1 Woodbine Ave Larchmont, N.Y.; 5-8 p.m. (night swim) on July 26 at Lakeside Field Club, 29 Bloomer Rd., North Salem, N.Y., and 6:30-9:30 a.m. on Aug. 1 at Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains, Rd., Eastchester, N.Y.

“This is my 23rd year working with SAA-LIS, and I continue to be amazed by and thankful for the hundreds of swimmers and volunteers who participate in our annual swims,” said Long Island Sound Chapter President Tony Sibio in a statement. “Each participant is a hero, who helps us raise crucial funds that have a direct impact in the fight against cancer and on cancer patients' lives. This year we are encouraging swimmers and volunteers to bring a friend to the swim, so we can expand our fundraising efforts."

Proceeds from the non-profit Swim Across America program -- which raised more than $1 million last year -- stay local and support cancer research, as well as patient care and support at institutes such as The Cancer Support Team, The Tommy Palazzo Fellowship for Columbia University and Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Presbyterian Medical Center, United Hospice of Rockland, and The Swim Across America and DeMatteo Research Laboratories at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

For more information or to register to swim, volunteer or sponsor a swimmer during the 2015 Swim Across America- Long Island Sound Chapter season visit swimacrossamerica.org/long_island .

Send donations to SAA-Long Island Sound, P.O. Box 217, Larchmont, N.Y.

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