Swim Across America - Atlanta Open Water Swim

  • Sat, September 28, 2019
  • 6:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Maragaritaville at Lanier Islands

Swim Across America - Atlanta Open Water Swim

Swim Across America (SAA) was the beneficiary of the generosity shown by the Parrot Heads that attended the Atlanta Parrot Head 30th Anniversary and the first annual Boats, Peaches, Bars and Ballads party at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. SAA will be back at Margaritaville on September, 28, 2019 for their 7th annual Atlanta Open Water Swim.  They were such great partners at the party we thought it would be great to turn out and support their big event. There are three ways to support them, you can volunteer, especially if you have a boat, donate to the cause, or if you are feeling really energetic, you can register to swim!

There are two volunteer options:

1) They are really in need of volunteers with boats to help provide safety and direction to the swimmers while they are in the water.

What they need: Power boaters with a current boat operator license and proof of insurance

What to Expect:

  • Attend pre-event safety call 2 weeks before event & review water volunteer documentation
  • Attend mandatory safety meeting on event day 
  • Your vessel will be stationary for the duration of the event
  • You will receive a shirt, snack bag, and water / Powerade for you and any swimmers who may need hydration along the course


As an on water volunteer, your primary goals are to:

  • Provide a ‘swim lane’
  • Monitor swimmers, keep them on course, and provide encouragement
  • Alert first responders if you see a swimmer in distress
  • Be aware of swimmer management and safety operations

2)  For us landlubbers there are multiple areas that where they can use our assistance...registration/check in, body marking/timing chip assignment, event setup/event breakdown, swimmer check out/towel distribution, timer support, etc. They can really use our help with event set up and breakdown.

To register, click on the link below.  Click on Register button at the top of the page, then select Join A Team and select Atlanta Parrot Head Club.  You will then be able to pick your volunteer activity or register to swim.

Swim Across America

About Swim Across America

Every 15 minutes, 50 Americans are diagnosed with cancer. This is a sobering reality. But, the good news is that every year millions of Americans are beating cancer through advancements in treatments. Swim Across America, the official charity for swimmers, exists to raise money for our network of doctors and researchers who are the pioneers developing new cures and treatments to this dreaded disease. Michael Phelps and over 100 Olympians support SAA.

2019 marks the 33rd year of Swim Across America. During that time, we’ve grown from a single event in Nantucket, MA, to the 20 open water benefit swims across the country and 100 annual pool swims

Since 1987, SAA has granted over $80 million to support some of the best cancer research facilities the country has to offer.

SAA—Atlanta funds benefit the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta . The leukemia research project, led by Dr. Douglas Graham and his clinical research team, supports children as well as adults by hosting Phase 1 leukemia clinical trials at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

Email: webmaster@atlantaparrotheadclub.org

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