On Sunday July 29, swimmers of all skill levels, from age 4 to 62 joined in the annual Metuchen Pool ‘swimathon’ hosted by Swim Across America, a non profit dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention & treatment. Since 2008, the Metuchen Municipal Pool Swim and Dive Team has been spearheading the annual event. This year, approximately 115 swimmers took part, raising more than $9,000. Craig Beardsley, a former world record holder and U.S. Olympic swim team member was there to cheer on the participants.
In four years the MMP Swim & Dive Team has swam over 650 miles, raising over $30,000 for cancer research, treatment and prevention.
Sara Karlovitch gives a thumbs up for Swim Across America 2012!
Kristina Lignell of Metuchen gives her all for the annual swimathon.
Luke Morrison, 10 of Metuchen, wades in the pool with his 10 month old sister Elizabeth Morrison.
Brothers Nikolai and Frederick Krebs and buddy Matthew Karlovitch, pose with Craig Beardsley, a former world record holder and U.S. Olympic swim team member .
Dorothy Schilling, 62, of Edison is the oldest participant in the fund raiser for cancer research.