What is the #Swimming Community Doing for #GivingTuesday?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 marks the second annual national day of giving. Falling right after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations.

The swimming community is a generous one. There is a large number of charitable organizations in which swimmers are involved, including, just to name a few:

Aaron Peirsol’s hike for We Are Ocean (the story)

Collegians for the Cure raising money for BCRF

Eric Shanteau’s Swim for Your Life

Fran Crippen Elevation Foundation

Jessie Rees Foundation’s JoyJars

Men’s health fundraiser

Michael Phelps Foundation

Super Swimmers Foundation

Swim Across America

Swim for MS initiative of MSAA

Swim for Smiles Foundation

Swim4Good’s swim for Worldreader (the story)

Team Theo

What are you doing for #GivingTuesday? Let us know how you are involved. Take your #unselfie and tag us via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook so we can remind everyone how giving the swimming community really is.

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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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