Pictures from the 16th-annual Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim

Jul 05, 2022
Devin Golden

Pictures from the 16th-annual Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim

Each year, Swim Across America Fairfield County holds an Open Water Swim to benefit Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy. The non-profit organization has raised over $5 million to benefit ACGT’s efforts in funding important cancer cell and gene therapy research. This critical scientific work done in laboratories at the top medical institutions and universities will one day lead to cures for cancer. Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy explains here how Swim Across America’s fundraising helps support this important science.

Swim Across America Fairfield County’s 16th-annual Open Water Swim was held June 25th at the Long Island Sound in Stamford, Connecticut. This year’s event has raised nearly $300,000 to date, and the number will continue to increase throughout summer and into fall.

If you’d like to learn more about the Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim, visit their website. We also ask you to donate to Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy and help advance important cell and gene therapy research to fight cancer.

Here are some pictures from the Open Water Swim.

Volunteers prepare for the Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim.
Swimmers for the 1.5-mile course line up near the Swim Across America arch.
Swimmers for the 3-mile course get ready to start at the 16th-annual Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim.
Nancy Carr (left) and Cristy Fraser introduce people to the Open Water Swim.
People sit along the rock wall near the Long Island Sound to watch the Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim.
Swimmers, volunteers and Swim Across America staff mingle before the Open Water Swim starts.
Swimmers hit the water in the Long Island Sound to begin the 1.5-mile Swim.
The first swimmers are welcomed back to shore by resounding cheers from staff and volunteers.
The first swimmers reach the shore and are welcomed back by staff and volunteers.
More swimmers finish the Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim on June 25, 2022.
More swimmers reach shore and take off their swimming caps during the Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim.
This swimmer is thrilled to have participated in the Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim and help ACGT raise money for cell and gene therapy research.
Audience members along the rock wall welcome swimmers back with high-fives at the Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim.
Dan Koorbusch (left), Dirk Peters (middle) and Mike Nelson helped Make Waves to Fight Cancer during the Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim. Dan and Dirk swam while Mike supported them.
Kevin Honeycutt (left), the CEO of Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, introduces Adam Marks, BSc, MD/PhD student, who works in the laboratory of cell and gene therapy researcher Brian Brown, MD, at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Alex Kang smiles after swimming the 1.5-mile course on June 25, 2022 at the 16th-annual Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim.
A couple of the 3-mile swimmers reach the shore after a lengthy workout in the Long Island Sound.
Some of the volunteer kayakers and paddleboarders make it back to shore at the end of the Open Water Swim.
The whole group of swimmers, volunteers, staff and audience at the 16th-annual Swim Across America Fairfield County Open Water Swim on June 25, 2022.