DNOWS Header

Image Map

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Hope Has No Finish Line

Courtesy of Swim Across America, Huntington Beach, California.

Hope Has No Finish Line is the Swim Across America slogan for 2019.

This was the message of Grace Bunke who died from cancer on March 25th 2018.

Rob Butcher writes, "‘Amazing’ Grace Bunke inspired us with her bravery throughout her battle with terminal cancer. And Swim Across America is honoring Grace by sharing her message “Hope Has No Finish Line” at all our charity swims in 2019.

Grace’s home was Swim Across America Atlanta. She was treated for osteosarcoma at the beneficiary Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Grace’s wish was to be the #1 fundraiser and challenged our community to continue raising funds, so doctors can give hope to families affected by cancer. In 2018, Grace individually raised US$119,579 making her the #1 fundraiser for Swim Across America.

Grace’s legacy of inspiring and giving hope to others continues through Team Grace
."

In September 2017, Grace swam a mile at Lake Lanier, Georgia raising money for her treating clinic/hospital (Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta) that helped her throughout the four years that she lived with osteosarcoma.

For more information about the biggest series of charity swims in the Americas, visit here to learn about the pool and open water swimming events from coast to coast.

The upcoming events are held in Houston on May 4th, Tampa Bay on May 11th, Fairfield County on June 22nd, Motor City Mile on July 12th, Boston Harbor on July 12th, Long Island Sound on July 27th, Sound To Cove in New York on August 3rd, Charleston - Kiawah on August 4th, Chicago on August 10th, Nantucket on August 24th, St. Louis on August 24th, Denver on August 25th, Rhode Island on September 7th, Seattle on September 7th, Dallas on September 14th, Baltimore on September 15th, Charlotte on September 21st, San Francisco on September 28th, Atlanta on September 28th, and Richmond on October 5th.



Copyright © 2008-2019 by World Open Water Swimming Association

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you very much for your interest in the world of open water swimming.

World Open Water Swimming Association

A Thank You Gift from WOWSA


WOWSA is celebrating the
1-Year Anniversary of the monthly Open Water Swimming Magazine
by giving you a free copy of the anniversary issue.

Open Water Swimming Magazine Anniversary Issue
File Size: 13MB

FREE DOWNLOAD

INSTRUCTIONS:
Download the file to your computer, and then right-click to extract the magazine which is inside the zip folder. The magazine is in PDF format.

CLICK HERE to download your free copy now.

Open Water Swimming Magazine


Open Water Swimming Magazine

The Open Water Swimming Magazine is the monthly magazine entirely focused on open water swimming heroes and heroines of every age, ability, and background. Published by the World Open Water Swimming Association, the Open Water Swimming Magazine is a free benefit to WOWSA members.

WOWSA Member Benefits include 12 issues of the Open Water Swimming Magazine, the annual 276-page Open Water Swimming Almanac, a free listing in Sponsor My Swim, outstanding product discounts from FINIS, an entry in Openwaterpedia and more...
LEARN MORE

The Other Shore


The Other Shore follows world record holder and legendary swimmer Diana Nyad as she comes out of a thirty-year retirement to re-attempt an elusive dream: swimming 103 miles non-stop from Cuba to Florida without the use of a shark cage. Her past and present collide in her obsession with a feat that nobody has ever accomplished. At the edge of The Devil’s Triangle, tropical storms, sharks, venomous jellyfish, and one of the strongest ocean currents in the world, all prove to be life-threatening realities. Timothy Wheeler’s documentary brings Diana Nyad’s extraordinary adventure to life as Diana sets out to prove that will and determination are all you need to make the unimaginable possible.
LEARN MORE...

2014 Open Water Swimming Almanac



An Almanac for Open Water Swimming

An almanac is essentially a body of knowledge which is so complete that it enables people in different fields to make predictions about the future of their respective industries.

This, for example, was the purpose of the traditional farmers almanacs. It enabled farmers to determine as accurately as possible which crops to plant for the greatest harvests in a given year.

But the farmers almanac was just one example among many.
There are, of course, many different kinds of almanacs.

In fact, there is even one for open water swimming...

Preview the Open Water Swimming Almanac:
https://www.worldopenwaterswimmingassociation.com/preview-open-water-swimming-almanac


The trends are very clear.
The tide is rising for open water swimming.

SponsorMySwim.com

Open Water Swimming Event Sanctioning

World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation

Open Water Race Calendar

Coaches Education Program