Swimming Raises Awareness For a Great Cause

Inspiration, Featured


Swim Across America is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research prevention and treatment through swimming events. The eighth-annual Greenwich-Stamford swim is clearly one of my favorite events, they inspire the entire community to get involved in their mission. Hundreds of participants of all ages and skill levels swim between one-half mile to three miles … individually or as a team. It’s always an honor to attend the swim in June, whether I am working on the public relations or taking photographs for them. Over $300,000 was raised for the Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, the nation’s only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research! Please enjoy some of the pictures I took on this sunny and hopeful day.

Temporary Tattoo

Swimmer with a temporary tattoo.


blue caps

Blue caps, ready!


Swim banner

Swim Across America in Greenwich, CT.


children rooting on

Children rooting on the swimmers.


jumping in

Hundreds of swimmers …..


lone swimmer

A swimmer coming to shore.


congratulating each other






so happy

Love all of the hugging.





In honor of Vincent

In honor of Vincent.



A spectator.


Girls celebrating.

Team support.


Flags in grass

They swim in honor of …..


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  • Raffie

    Wow! Wonderful photos as always Nan!

  • Nancy

    Makes me actually want to get back in the water!

  • Jacqueline Boone

    Agree with Raffie! Great photos as always. Especially like the one of the swim cap! Have you ever swam?

    • Hi @jacquelineboone:disqus I admire swimmers, I am not a swimmer myself. Inspiring, however! Thanks for reading!

  • Nancy Hogshead-Makar

    These are so great moon. I love the two swimmers hugging — that’s swimming.

    • Thank you!!!! That hugging image got me too.