BENEFITING: United States Masters Swimming Inc
EVENT: Lake George Marathon Swim
EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016
"The Lake George Marathon Swim on September 17th -18th will serve to highlight Lake George and the history of Lake George Marathon Swimming. The 32-mile swim commemorates Diane Struble, the first person to swim the length in 1958. Since then, only 6 other solo swimmers and 1 relay have accomplished this feat."
In addition to this exciting challenge, we will be raising awareness and funds for the U.S. Masters Swimming ~~ Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. "There are more than 18 million swimming pools and hot tubs in the USA. Yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control, 37% of American adults cannot swim the length of a pool. Every day, about 10 people die from drowning. The majority of unintentional drowning victims are adults. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States."
The purpose of SSLF is to advocate and raise awareness, and to serve as a resource for programs providing adult learn-to-swim lessons. SSLF solicits charitable contributions and provides grants to SSLF program providers.
The hope is that once an adult learns to swim or improves their swimming skills, they will have the confidence and desire to continue swimming in a U.S. Masters Swimming program.
Please consider donating to this charity and helping us do our part in helping others to experience the lifelong benefits of swimming.
-Jersey Girls Relay (Kim Plewa, Susan Kirk & Jen Bauman)
U.S. Masters Swimming is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions to the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. U.S. Masters Swimming’s tax identification number is 31-0999051. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. USMS’s Florida registration number is CH33301.