Ever dream of having friends that are Olympians? Thanks to Olympic gold medalist, Eric Shanteau, your dreams are now a reality! When Eric created the Swim for Your Life event in 2010, he was trying to bring more philanthropic efforts for cancer into the wonderful world of swimming. Since its inception, the open water swimming event has grown to 780 participants in 2012. From dedicated swimmers, to cancer survivors and their families, to good ol’ fun-loving Atlantans, Eric’s Swim for Your Life event is a celebration of the #swimLIFE.
YOU! Grab your suits, bring your friends and family and come join us.
What: Open water swim competitions of three different distances (1k, 5k or 500 meter), a fun lunch on-site, and a clinic led by Eric Shanteau and his Olympic Teammates. With NBC’s Olympic commentator, Rowdy Gaines, this unique open-water event has the star-power, talent, technique and racing strategies of the Olympic Games – just without the lane ropes!
Saturday September 21, 2013
Beautiful Lake Lanier Islands, just outside of Atlanta, GA
The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides life-changing programs for individuals and families affected by cancer.
Last year, Eric brought together some of the nation’s best Olympic athletes: three-time gold medalist Rowdy Gaines; two-time Olympic gold-medalist, Mark Gangloff; two-time Olympian Kathleen Hersey; three-time Olympic medalist, Katie Hoff; Olympic gold medalist, Tyler McGill; Olympic gold medalist, Ous Mellouli; seven-time Olympic medalist, Aaron Peirsol; two-time Olympic medalist, Amanda Weir; three-time Olympic medalist, Ricky Berens; and six-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni.
Come join your favorite Olympic heroes in celebrating the fourth annual Swim for Your Life event benefiting the LIVESTRONG Foundation.