Registration opens May 9th, 2023!

Our 20th Annual Women Swimmin’ is on Saturday, August 12, 2023!

Wow, the 20th Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare swim! 

Once again, we have lots of different ways to participate. Swim the lake, be a safety or escort paddler, volunteer, donate, or Go the Distance! YOU choose which is the best fit for you!

  • Lake Swimmer – The amazing 300+ women who swim from Bolton Point on the east shore of Cayuga Lake 1.2 miles to the Ithaca Yacht Club on the west shore, on Saturday, August 12th! 
  • Go the Distance – Set an activity or service goal in support of Hospicare. Between May 9 and August 12, anyone can participate by doing any activity in support of Hospicare. Whether you are walkin’, swimmin’ laps, knittin’, bikin’, pickin’ up trash for your fundraising activity, we are grateful for your support! 
  • Support Paddler – Experienced paddlers in canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) assist our swimmers by guiding, escorting, and cheering them on as they swim across the lake!
  • Volunteer – Help out our participants and attendees before, during, or after the event. 

Our Mission Statement 

Go the Distance and Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare is a fundraising event that supports the expert, compassionate care which Hospicare & Palliative Care Services brings to patients and their loved ones at any stage of a life-limiting illness and/or following a death. This event raises funds and provides information and education about the agency and its mission in a manner that is inclusive, fun, and consistent with Hospicare’s ideal of respect for all people.