The Lance Armstrong Foundation has known Eric Shanteau for the past several years and has taken an integral role in bringing young adult cancer awareness to the forefront. Eric contacted us in 2008 after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer – just weeks before the 2008 Olympic Trials. Eric consulted several doctors and family members before deciding to postpone treatment and go for his dream. After successfully qualifying for the 2008 Olympics, Eric was off to Beijing to compete on the world’s greatest stage all the while knowing that he would be in for a different kind of fight when he returned home.
Once he returned home, Eric found enormous support in the Foundation and is now living and training cancer free. Eric designed “Swim For Your Life” to combine his passions of swimming and cancer awareness. As LIVESTRONG’s first Open Water Swim, Swim For Your Life allows swimmers of all ages to celebrate life, meet and interact with Olympians and come together for an open water swim.
Join Eric at Lake Lanier Islands September 22, 2012 for a full day of open water swimming races and clinics full of entertainment and the chance to meet some of your favorite Olympians in the spirit of kicking cancer to the curb. Join us as we Swim4OurLives.