Swim to Save Lives at the Fourth Annual Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge
CULVER CITY, Calif. (January 1, 2014) –
Make a difference in a child’s life and enjoy a great day at the pool at the fourth annual Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge (C2C) on Sunday, June 1st at the Culver City Plunge. The C2C is the LA Tri Club’s signature charity event, held to heighten awareness of the fact that drowning is the leading cause of death of children 14 and younger in California and to combat this problem locally, by raising funds to provide free swim instruction for under-served LA kids.
2014 is the fourth year for the Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge and since its inception, this great event has touched the lives of over 2,500 children between the ages of 3 and 14 in underserved neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles county. Since the beginning of this event, 100% of the funds raised by swimmers has gone towards providing FREE swim lessons to those who apply and meet the criteria. This past year, C2C also began a relationship with One with the Water, an organization that teaches children and adults with disabilities and those that have been diagnosed with terminal diseases how to swim.
100% of the proceeds from the C2C pay for swim lessons aimed at reducing child-drowning accidents in LA. Did you know that LA County has the highest number of near-drowning accidents of any county in the state?
Everyone’s a winner at the C2C. It doesn’t matter how fast you are or how many laps you swim, everyone who participates in the C2C is part of a winning campaign that has raised more than $50,000 and taught more than 2,500 kids how to swim and be safe in the water.
On June 1st, you can sign up for a single 30-minute stage (and swim as many or few laps as you’d like), or give yourself a longer workout with multiple 30-minute stages. Long-distance swimmers who want to rack up extra miles for the cause can register for the 75 spots exclusively reserved for ‘Launchers’ and ‘Closers’ at the beginning and end of the C2C.
As thanks for your participation, all participants can take advantage of free coached workouts with notable coaches who’ll be on deck throughout the day. After you finish your swim, refuel with beverages and snacks provided by sponsors and visit the C2C fitness expo.
Those who participated in the previous C2C events know how much fun it is to take over the entire Culver City Plunge complete with music and socializing with friends on deck.
Register today for the C2C and join us in effort to make LA’s kids water safe!
Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge has applied for non-profit status under 501(c)(3) regulations.