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Men's Swimming and Diving Participates in Swim Across America

Harvard raised nearly $4,500 for Swim Across America this year. (Photo: Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Members of the Harvard men's swimming and diving team participated in Swim Across America's Boston Team Relay Challenge Sunday, April 6 at Blodgett Pool.

In the third year of the Boston Team Relay Challenge, 12 teams from around the Boston area at the club, college and masters level participated in the two-hour swim. Each team competed in a relay format with one swimmer in the water at a time, striving to swim the farthest and raise the most funds to find a cure for cancer. The event benefitted the Perini Quality of Life Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Mass General Hospital for Children.

The Crimson squad that participated has raised nearly $4,500 thus far, with the overall fundraising effort equaling close to $71,000. Donations can still be made on the Harvard team page, here.

Swim Across America raises money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming related events, either through open water or pool swims. These swims take place all over the country, with each swim's fundraising efforts going to a local beneficiary.