A MESSAGE FROM BRYAN: My goal is to raise $50,000 In 2023 to start this scholarship fund.
I know that swimming BIG swims and fundraising are both formidable challenges, but, to me, both are worth it. With each challenging swim, I want to raise water safety awareness and children’s ability for aquatic aptitude. Drowning is the number one cause of death in children age 1-4 in the US, and the number 2 cause of death (second to car accidents) for children 5-15. Our goal is to remove any barriers that prevent “waterproofing” kids in our community and to eliminate drowning from the top 10 causes of childhood death in our region.
I will be swimming the 20 Bridges Swim in New York City on Thursday, September 28. The 20 Bridges Swim, together with the English Channel, and Catalina Channel, are referred to as the Triple Crown of open water swimming.
My ultimate goal is to complete the Triple Crown and swim all 5 Great Lakes over the next 3 summers. Why? Because with each successive swim, I plan to continue to raise scholarships funds for children to learn to swim at HAC.