Participants have the choice of swimming a 1/2-mile, 1-mile, 1.5-mile or 3-mile distance. The 1/2-mile and 1-mile distances are along an out-and-back course. The 1.5-mile and 3-mile distances are along the same triangular course that Big Shoulders utilizes. The 1.5-mile distance is a single lap around the triangular course while the 3-mile distance is two laps around the triangular course.
In order to participate, each swimmer/member of the team must raise $500. In 2011, our team raised over $4,700. With other teams and swimmers the Chicago event was able to raise more than $160,000 for the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center at Loyola University Medical Center.
Please consider joining the team or supporting a swimmer.