Mark Your Calendar! Carly’s Crossing set for Sunday, August 10
Registration is now OPEN for the 12th annual Carly’s Crossing.
Register to make a splash for childhood cancer cures and get started on your fundraising! All participants registered by June 1 will be entered into an early-bird prize drawing.
Carly's Crossing is a unique, open-water swim event (the only one of its kind in Western New York!) that brings hundreds of swimmers and spectators each year to Buffalo's waterfront in support of pediatric cancer research and patient support programs through Carly's Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Carly's Crossing features three different course options:
- 600-yard non-competitive swim
- 1-mile non-competitive swim
- 1-mile timed, competitive swim
Swimmers raise pledges to participate in one or more of the featured courses but there are plenty of opportunities for non-swimmers to get involved, too! No matter if you are a swimmer or not, be sure to join us for the on-land party that includes live music, basket raffles, food, games, activities and prizes! Check back often for details about the day’s schedule.
Congratulations and thank you to the following Boys’ Erie County Interscholastic Championship high school swim teams and local modified swim teams for participating in the Carly’s Crossing “Sign a Cap” fundraiser which raised nearly $13,000 to kick off fundraising for Carly’s Crossing 2014.
The following teams participated in collecting $1 signatures on their swim caps:
Alden Modified Swim Team
Amherst High School
Clarence High School
Clarence Modified Swim Team
Cleveland Hill High School
Depew Modified Swim Team
East Aurora High School
Eden Central High School
Frontier Central High School
Hamburg High School
Holland Modified Swim Team
Jamestown Central High School
Lakeshore High School
Lakeshore Modified Swim Team
Lancaster Modified Swim Team
Maryvale High School
Orchard Park High School
Pioneer Central High School
Starpoint Central High School
Springville Griffith High School
Starpoint Modified Swim Team
Sweet Home Modified Swim Team
West Seneca East High School
West Seneca Modified Swim Team
Williamsville East High School
Williamsville Modified Swim Team
Williamsville North High School
Williamsville South High School
Founded in 2003 by Joe Zwierzchowski to memorialize his dear friend Carly Collard Cottone, Carly’s Crossing began as a marathon swim (26.2 miles) that a team of approximately forty swimmers tackled together. Participants swam in pairs taking turns swimming one mile at a time. Unfortunately, stormy weather halted the inaugural event mid-marathon. In 2012, two days before Carly’s Crossing, a group of the original swimmers finished the remaining 13 miles to complete the marathon as a celebration of the event’s 10th anniversary. Today, Carly’s Crossing features three different course options for swimmers of all ages and participants raise pledges to support pediatric cancer research and patient care programs through Carly’s Club at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.