Dawgs Hit the Open Water with Swim Across America

- Saturday October 2nd, 2021.

A group of ABSC swimmers, lead by Senior 1 athlete Simon Casey, took on Lake Lanier this past Saturday for the 2021 Swim Across America Atlanta open water swim event. 11 ABSC swimmers took part in the meet: Lyle Armel, Simon Casey, Riley Harding, Jack Kirkland, Luke Phillips, Grady Price, Sam Price, Kerrigan Vaughn, David Werner, Ximena Young, and Zoey Zellner

The Superpup swimmers competed in the .5 mile race, while the Dawgs and Senior 1 swimmers competed in the 5k race.

Simon, who is on the junior advisory board for SAA, created a "Team ABSC" that our swimmers joined with to fundraise together, as the meet is a fundraising. Swim Across America donates 100% of its proceeds to cancer research, and the Atlanta meet donated it's proceeds to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's childhood cancer and blood research center.

ABSC had a goal of raising $5,000 as a team, and by joining forces they pitched in to raise a grand total of $6,700!!! Way to go guys, and congrats on a great swim. Below are some pictures of our swimmers at the meet. Go Dawgs!!

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