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DENVER (KDVR) – The Swim Across America Denver event happened Sunday morning and made waves for a good cause. 

The event was taking place at the Lowery Pool in Denver. It was initially planned to take place at Chatfield Reservoir but there were concerns of algae bloom in the water.  

Hundreds of swimmers and volunteers attended to make waves in the fight against cancer. 

Everybody from Olympic swimmers all the way to novice swimmers could participate.

Swim Across America Denver has raised $740,000 for Children’s Hospital Colorado since its first swim in 2018. Swim Across America Denver has set a big goal to raise $1 million in the next several years to fight cancer. 

You can visit their donation page to contribute to this effort.

Order of events:

  • 6:30 a.m. – Registration opened 
  • 7:25 a.m. – Welcome program
  • 7:50 a.m. – National Anthem 
  • 8:05 a.m. – Mandatory safety speech 
  • 8:10 a.m. – Swimmers began
  • 10:00 a.m. – Course closes 

A special guest this year was marathon swimmer Sarah Thomas who was the first person to complete four consecutive swims across the English channel.