All year round “Swim Across America” hosts swimming marathons from California to New York, in indoor and outdoor pools, in order to raise funds for cancer research. Swim Across America is an organization that allows people to swim for the cause of defeating cancer and raising money for research centers, labs, and hospitals. This past summer, I volunteered not as a swimmer, but a beach runner for the swimmers. This entails helping the swimmer out of the water, bringing them a towel, and a bottle of water. This ensures that the swimmer is safe after swimming either 15, 10, 5, or 1 k.
I love volunteering for this organization because your work is greatly appreciated by the swimmers and the gratitude is immediate. Swim Across America is a great cause and raised over $1 million this summer alone. Hopefully, I will be able to also kayak alongside a swimmer to make sure they do not have an emergency while swimming.