Olympians Fight Cancer at Swim Across America Clinic in Dallas June 7-9

Swim Across America (SAA), a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment is set to host its first Dallas event June 7-9, 2013.

Olympians Swim Clinic – Friday, June 7

Daniel Watters, 1988 Olympian & Swim Across America Dallas-Chair

Daniel Watters, 1988 Olympian & Swim Across America Dallas-Chair

This event is a partnership between Swim Across America and Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic. Olympic swimming stars such at Neil Walker, Andrea Hayes, Kirk Stackle, Daniel Watters and Jill Sterkel will attend. Josh Davis, 5-time Olympic medalist and Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic founder, will lead the swim clinic with his Olympic peers. All proceeds benefit Swim Across America.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY:  Olympic swimmers, SAA President and Dallas event chairs, swimmers and cancer survivors.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:  Olympic gold medalists Josh Davis and Neil Walker, young swimmers and their families.

WHAT:  Young swimmers will receive gold medal-worthy swimming technique tips and education from Olympic swimmers, along with a pizza party and autograph signing.

WHEN:  Friday, June 7, 2013, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Dallas Town North YMCA

4332 Northaven Road

Dallas, Texas 75229

Open Water Swim Event – Saturday, June 8

INTERVIEW  OPPORTUNITY:    Olympic medalists, SAA President and Dallas event chairs, swimmers and cancer survivors.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY:  Olympic swimmers and more than 225 swimmers participating in the open water swim.

WHAT:    Swimmers must raise a minimum of $500 to participate in the ½-mile, 1-mile or 2-mile course. They may swim individually, or as part of a team to honor friends and family who have been touched by cancer.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 8, 2013, 6:30 a.m. to noon

WHERE:     The Harbor on Lake Ray Hubbard

2074 Summer Lee Drive

Rockwall, Texas 75032

Pool Swim – Sunday, June 9

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY:  Olympic swimmers, SAA President and Dallas event chairs, swimmers and cancer  survivors.

PHOTO  OPPORTUNITY:  Olympic swimmers, young swimmers and their families.

WHAT:   Swimmers can choose to swim a 1/2 mile, 1 mile or participate as part of a relay. Teams will swim relay style with fun relay legs included throughout the event.

WHEN:   Sunday, June 9, 2013, 8 a.m. to noon

WHERE:    Dallas Town North YMCA

4332 Northaven Road

Dallas, Texas 75229

About Swim Across America

Swim Across America, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming- related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service.

 This is a press release.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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