The Latest
April 22, 2024

Where Every Family Matters

Swim Across America - Nashville

Swim Across America – Nashville

Come make waves with other swimmers to help raise funds for cancer research.

On Sunday, April 21, more than 100 participants of all ages will make waves to fight cancer at the third annual Swim Across America  – Nashville Pool Swim. Funds raised at the event will go directly to supporting cancer research at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville.

Swim Across America – Nashville

The event takes place at the Ensworth Natatorium, located at 7401 TN-100 in Nashville, from 8:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Activities such as a cannonball challenge and a team relay make up part of the fun, but the main event is swimming!
    Olympic swimmers including Nashville’s own five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin will be swimming. So too is Nashville swimmer Bryan Stroinski, participating with his team, “Bryan’s Battlin’ Blue Waves.”
    “When I first heard about Swim Across America, I knew that it combined two of my main interests: swimming and cancer research, Stroinski says. “I feel like everyone is impacted by cancer in some way, and that is true for me as well,” he adds. Stroinski lost his best friend to colorectal cancer when he was just 19.
    To date, Swim Across America has raised more than $160,000 for Vanderbilt’s cancer research. Founded in 1987, Swim Across America nationally has raised more than $100 million in the fight against cancer and more than 100,000 swimmers and Olympians have circled the circumference of the Earth three times united in the effort to bring change.
    Join Swim Across America – Nashville by swimming or volunteering to help at the event or simply donate to the cause at

About the Author

Susan Swindell Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief for this award-winning publication and all-things Nashville Parent digital creative. She's also an Equity actress, screenwriter and a mom of four amazing kids.