At dawn on Saturday, August 12, 2017 more than 300 women will swim 1.2 miles across Cayuga Lake for Women Swimmin’ for Hospicare. Women Swimmin’ is a community swim—not a race—that raises money in support of Hospicare & Palliative Care Services. Nearly 200 boaters will escort these swimmin’ women along the way and about 150 volunteer support them on shore.
Registration for this community swim opens Monday, May 1 at 6:00 a.m.
Here’s what you need to know to participate in this year’s Women Swimmin’ event:
- Lake Swimmer registration will open May 1 at 6:00 AM. Last year’s swimmer registration filled in less than 2 hours, so if you’d like to swim the lake this year, we suggest you plan on setting your alarm for 6:00 AM on registration day. This year’s event is eagerly anticipated by women in our community–and beyond. Some will even come from other states and other countries to participate!
- Boater registration opened April 15 and will be ongoing until August 5.
- Women Swimmin’ Laps–where swimmers swim at their own pace in a swimming pool of their choice– opened for registration March 1 and will be ongoing until August 11.
- Volunteer –registration opens May 15. We rely on the help of over 100 volunteers to make Women Swimmin’ possible!
For regular updates on the 2017 event, “like” Women Swimmin’ on Facebook.