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Saturday, July 13, 2013

John Szum Gives It His All

Year in and year out, John Szum shows up like clockwork at the Nantasket Beach Swim, a charity swim organized by Swim Across America this morning in Hull, Massachusetts.

Szum participates annually in the Nantasket Beach Swim with a passion and a smile. After losing his wife to cancer, Szum has raised the most amount of money to support Swim Across America's continued programs to support cancer research, prevention and treatment.

Organized by Kitty Tretreault (shown with Szum), the short (1/2-mile) and long (1-mile) courses traverse along the shores of Nantasket Beach. With college swim teams, club teams, recreational and masters swimmers and people who feel like having fun and doing some good including Olympians Heather Petri and Kristy Kowal, the event continues to grow year after year...thanks to dedicated people like Szum.

The swimmers collected and donated over US$82,000 in this year's event with Szum leading the way.

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