Olympic Swim Coach Richard Quick Teams Up With Swim Across America To Fight Cancer

January 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm Leave a comment


On February 14th, Swim
Across America is hosting a national fundraising event to raise money
for cancer research. This event is a tribute to the legendary
Olympic coach, Richard Quick, who was recently diagnosed with an
inoperable brain tumor. Swimmers of all ages and ability will swim
in Richard’s honor to join him in raising money for cancer research.



Richard Quick is renowned in the swimming world for his unparalleled
coaching achievements. He has “done it all” — coached six US
Olympic Swimming Teams, led his collegiate teams to 12 NCAA titles,
inspired every swimmer he has coached, and led the swimming community
with respect and integrity. His list of NCAA and Olympic champions
make a strong argument that he is one of the nation’s greatest
coaches of all time. He is currently the head coach of Auburn
University.



Swim Across America asks all swimmers across the world to unite, swim
and give on one day in Richard’s honor. Swim Across America has
created the SAA Richard Quick Endowment to support cancer research
initiatives. It is their hope that every participating swimmer will
make a donation to the Endowment. There will be four main “hubs”
hosting swimmers at the University of Texas, Auburn University,
Southern Methodist University and Stanford University. Additionally,
swimmers can jump into any pool throughout the world and dedicate
their swim to honor Richard.



“God didn’t make me a competitor to sit on the sidelines,” Richard
said with his shining, fighting spirit. “This is an ongoing and
worthwhile project, and I am honored that for one day I am
contributing to the efforts of many that are fighting cancer. I am
blessed that the swimming community has been so supportive with all
their unconditional love and prayers.”



To participate and give, please go to http://www.swimacrossamerica.org and
click on “Swim Quick.”



About Swim Across America



Swim Across America (SAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
making a difference in the fight against cancer. Established over 20
years ago with the mission of raising money and awareness for cancer
research, prevention and treatment, SAA conducts aquatics-based
events across the country, including swims in Boston, Chicago, San
Francisco and New York. To date, they have raised over $25m for some
of the top cancer institutions in the nation, including Memorial
Sloan Kettering, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, UCSF Children’s
Hospital and the Loyola Cancer Center.



Swim Across America

[Via http://www.medicalnewstoday.com]

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