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Swim Across America

This year we will again host our Annual Distance Day Challenge to benefit not only our swimmers' goals, but also Swim Across America. SAA is a philanthropic organization that hosts open water and pool swims to raise money to fund cancer research all across the country. You can read more about them HERE.  In Atlanta, money raised in open water and pool swims benefits the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Donations will go towards cancer research, prevention and treatment and will make an impact in the research to find a cure. Each of us knows someone directly, or we 'know someone who knows someone', who has been impacted by cancer.  Please consider donating in his or her honor or memory.

You can make a credit card donation at the SAA-Neely Swim Team Page, by clicking the "Donate Now" button on the right. You may also send a check to Swim Across America, 11600 N. Community House Rd., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28277. Checks should be made payable to Swim Across America, but please include a note mentioning the Neely Swim Team as the team you are supporting!


Christine Stewart

Neely Swim Team Parent Coordinator

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Annual Distance Day Challenge

DISTANCE DAY is an optional annual endurance challenge designed to prove to the swimmers they are stronger than they know. This year's challenge will be on Monday, June 8. Are you up to the challenge? #gothedistance

Each age group is assigned a "stretch" distance to swim within one hour. The swimmers must swim without touching the bottom or stopping. The swimmers who meet their distance goal will receive a challenge gift.

Distance Goals

  • 6U -- 500 (10 laps or 20 lengths of the pool)
  • 7/8 -- 1100 (22 laps or 44 lengths of the pool)
  • 9/10 -- 2000 (40 laps or 80 lengths of the pool)
  • 11/12 -- 2500 (50 laps or 100 lengths of the pool)
  • 13 and older -- 2500 (50 laps in 45 minutes)

Swim Times

  • 6 & U -- 8:30 - 9:30 am
  • 7/8 -- 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • 9/10 -- 9:30 - 10:30 am
  • 11/12 -- 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • 13 & up -- 10:45 - 11:30 am

Make ups for kids at camp will be during the afternoon practice on Mon, June 10th. All age groups will swim from 4:30- 5:30pm.


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