St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound will be celebrating 30 years on Aug. 5, as approximately 160 swimmers, accompanied by 100 boats, will swim across Long Island Sound to raise money and support for the thousands of people who are battling cancer and their families. As the swimmers make their way across the Sound, hundreds of supporters will gather from 2-6 p.m. to cheer them on as they make their final approach to Captain's Cove Seaport in Bridgeport. The dockside celebration is free and open to the public.
"The best part about participating in the SWIM is seeing everybody waiting at the dock after those 15.5 miles," shared Bill Strickland, head coach of the Trumbull Pisces swim team, who is participating in his sixth SWIM. The Pisces have two relay teams this year - Pisces Strong and Pisces Pride — including eight young swimmers ranging in age from 13-15. "Not only are there people who are supporting our teams, but there are families, friends, children, and past and current St. Vincent's patients who are cheering each team member on and that in itself is all you need."