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Swim Across America

WE’RE MAKING WAVES TO FIGHT CANCER

Saturday, September 23rd at Lake Lanier Islands.

We invite you to join Swim Across America (SAA), TEAM ACCENTURE, and Olympians such as Missy Franklin, Steve Lundquist and Amanda Weir as we dive into finding a cure for children’s cancer.

Does swimming across a lake make a difference? You bet!

Celebrating its fifth anniversary hosting the Atlanta swim, SAA supports pediatric oncology and leukemia research at the Swim Across America Lab, located at Aflac Cancer Center & Blood Disorders Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. SAA is a national non-profit organization that holds dozens of community-oriented open-water swims from coast-to-coast, each used to fundraise for local beneficiaries supporting cancer research, prevention and treatment.

Their mission: “We unite the swimming community by hosting benefit swims that raise money to fund lifesaving cancer research and clinical trials.”

The organization is focused on making a meaningful impact in the fight against cancer through their love of swimming. Please visit www.swimacrossamerica.org for more information.

Accenture is proud to be the presenting sponsor for SAA – Atlanta for five years in a row. Last year TEAM ACCENTURE included more than 18 swimmers and 30 volunteers who contributed $13,000 through individual donations and other fundraising initiatives. We want to sink that number with more swimmers, more volunteers, and more funds raised in 2017!

This year TEAM ACCENTURE is swimming in honor of all of the families impacted by pediatric cancer.

EVENT INFORMATION

Volunteer/Swimmer Registration

We need your help to reach SAA’s fundraising goal of $500,000 to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Atlanta open water event.

You can join TEAM ACCENTURE as a swimmer or land volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include swimmer check-in, timer and towel distribution, refreshments and swimmer check-out. The swim distances are .5 mile, 1 mile, 5k, 2 mile team relay (1/2 mile loop, up to 4 swimmers), and Kids Duck Splash (short distance swim for less experienced swimmers).

Registration:

  • To sign up as a volunteer or register as a swimmer, please go to the Team Accenture page. Select the Join Team button to ensure that you join TEAM ACCENTURE directly which allow us to track your participation. To waive your registration fee as a swimmer, enter Accenture17 when prompted during the registration process.

  • Once you have registered, please email Rebecca Dickey to confirm your registration as part of TEAM ACCENTURE. Thank you!

SAA Swimmer Requirements:

General Fundraising requirements:

  • All swimmers are required to raise at least $300 by event day.

  • Swimmers under the age of 18 are required to raise $150 by event day.

  • Each registered swimmer is invited to participated in the Duck Splash, held from 10:30 – 10:50, before the beneficiary presentation.

Kids Duck Splash:

  • The Kid Duck Splash is a fun addition this year for less experienced swimmers ages 5 and above who will want to swim, be part of a team, and participate in the “fun” raising. Online registration is $20. Day of registration is $25.

Registration Fees:

  • Your Accenture team registration is waived. Enter Accenture17 when prompted during the registration process. Online registration will close 48 hours prior to the swim. Event day registration may still be available if space permits.

For additional information, such as age requirements, please visit the SAA – Atlanta Open Water Swim.

Waiver:

  • All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here.

Saturday, September 23rd – Lake Lanier Islands

Schedule

6:00 am

Volunteer Arrive/Register

7:15 – 8:45 am

Swimmer Registration

8:45 am

Swimmer Safety Talk/Rookie Welcome/Why I Swim

9:00 am

5K Swim Begins

9:15 am

2 Mile Relay Begins

9:30 am

2 Mile Relay Begins

10:00 am

1 Mile Swim Begins

10:10 am

1/2 Mile Swim Begins

10:30 – 10:50 am

Duck Splash

11:00 am

Awards Ceremony & Lunch

Directions:

85 North (17 miles) to I-985 North (8 miles)

Exit 8 onto Lake Lanier Islands Parkway/GA 347 toward Lake Lanier

Turn left (west) onto Lake Lanier Islands Parkway

Take Lanier Islands Parkway (5 miles) to the entrance gateway to the park. You will pay a parking fee and receive a parking pass.

At the first round-about, take the second right and continue on Lake Lanier Islands Parkway. At the next round-about with the big clock, take the second right and continue on Lanier Islands Parkway. Turn left on Lake House Road and follow the signs to the Grand Hall parking area. There is plenty of on-site parking for swimmers and volunteers. Please look for the signs and SAA volunteers to direct you down to the lake front site.

Accenture contact: Rebecca Dickey