Sep. 23—The 10th annual Swim Across America Atlanta is coming to Gainesville, where swimmers will make waves in the fight against cancer.
The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Saturday, Sept. 24.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Swim Across America is a national event, but it was brought to Atlanta in 2013. Since then, it has raised more than $2.6 million for Aflac Cancer and the Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
"The Swim Across America Atlanta open water swim is not a race, but rather a swim that makes waves to fight cancer," according to an event press release. "Swimmers of all levels and abilities participate."
So far, more than $243,578 has been raised for this weekend's swim.
The Atlanta event was started by Olympic swimmers Daniel Watters and Sherri Hart, and nearly a dozen Olympic swimmers are attending Saturday.
There will be an Olympian autograph session.
Olympic swimmers attending include Nei-Kuan Chia, Steve Lundquist, Megan Neyer, Mallory Weggemann, Doug Gjertsen, McClain Hermes, Paige Northcutt, Amanda Weir, Courtney Shealy Hart, Eric Wunderlich and Craig Beardsley.
Swim Across America Atlanta
When: 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24
Where: Lake Lanier Olympic Park, 3105 Clarks Bridge Road