Members of Men’s Swimming and Diving Participate in Swim Across America

Members of Men’s Swimming and Diving Participate in Swim Across America

Members of the Crimson helped raise more than $4,000 for the fight against cancer.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Members and alumni of the Harvard men's swimming and diving team participated in Swim Across America's Boston Team Relay Challenge Sunday, April 7 at Blodgett Pool.

In the second year of the Boston Team Relay Challenge, ten 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.

"Hosting the Boston Team Relay Challenge at our pool was a unique opportunity for us to get behind a great cause and contribute to cancer prevention, research and treatment," said junior Danny Crigler. "The team has come to realize that our athletic endeavors are only one aspect of our experience as Harvard athletes, and we take pride in the fact that we can have an important influence on a community that so many of us have been impacted by."

The Crimson squad that participated has raised $4,000 thus far, with the overall fundraising effort equaling close to $43,000. 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.