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Preferred Charities

NYC Swim’s preferred charities receive a percentage of donations on behalf of swimmers fund-raising at NYC Swim events.

2012 Preferred Charities

SwimFree NYC Swim is happy to announce its affiliation with Swim Free, a new charity dedicated to the health improvement of children and adults through swim. Swim Free has a well-respected, independent board and staff committed to fulfilling its mission, including learn-to-swim programs, lifeguard training, clinics, and water cleanliness efforts.

Since its inception, NYC Swim has been committed to supporting and expanding public learn-to-swim programs as well as raising public awareness of the waters that surround New York by supporting efforts to clean and protect them. However, over time, the growing popularity of the events and the work involved in making them successful was overwhelming the operation and growth of the charitable arm of the organization. Enter Swim Free.

As NYC Swim’s preferred charity during the 2010 season, Swim Free received a percentage of donations on behalf of swimmers fund-raising at NYC Swim events. Swim Free will also generate substantial revenue through fund-raising at swims in other areas as well as through prestigious sporting events like the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour.