Swim to Save Lives at the Six Annual Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge
CULVER CITY, Calif. –
Make a difference in a child’s life and enjoy a great day at the pool at the sixth annual Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge (C2C) on Sunday, May 22nd 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 youth.
2016 is the sixth year for the Coast 2 Coast Swim Challenge and since its inception, this great event has touched the lives of over 2,800 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 have gone towards providing FREE swim lessons to those who apply and meet the criteria.
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? We are working to reduce that statistic.
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 $89,000 and taught more than 2,800 kids how to swim and be safe in the water.
On May 22nd, you can join us 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’ which starts at 6:00am.
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.