Kingsport Aquatic Center hosts Swim for Them Charity Swimming Event

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KINGSPORT – For the second year, the Kingsport Aquatic Center will host the Swim for Them charitable swimming event. This event on Saturday, September 13, will feature dozens of swimmers making laps, all in an effort to raise money for causes that inspire their passions.

Founded in 2010, Swim for Them has grown from three participants to 48 in 2013. So far the organization has raised more than $68,000 for regional and national charities.

This years event at the HMG Competition Pool at the Kingsport Aquatic Center will feature swimmers enduring challenges with distances anywhere from 500 yards to 11 km (6.8 miles).

This daylong event will be filled with excitement and energy. Spectators are encouraged to come cheer on participants.

For video, photographs and pictures please stop by the Kingsport Aquatic Centers HMG Competition Pool on Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information contact Greg Wellman at 423-429-0146 or visit www.swimforthem.org.