Seven Wilton Wahoos swimmers churned their arms and kicked their legs for a good cause last month. They and 14 other team members swam in the fourth-annual Greenwich/Stamford Swim Across America Open Water Event. Their team "Kicking Cancer for Karen" raised over $30,000 for the event and won the No. 1 fundraising award.
Team Captain Jim O'Brien swam with his two daughters, Kristine and Caroline. The team swam in Honor of Karen O'Brien, who has just completed her treatment for breast cancer.
For the 1 1/2 mile race, team members Mitchell Towne came in first place overall, KC Moss came in first for the women, and Stephen Holmquist came in third place overall. For the half-mile race, Mace Molina took first place for the men and Grace Hendee won the women's race.
Swim Across America raises funds and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment.
Team members included Wahoo's KC Moss, Stephen Holmquist, Mace Molina, Grace Hendee, Hannah Armstong, Julia Lewis and Caroline O'Brien. Other Wilton team members included past SAA swimmer Pete Holmquist, and first timers, Jim Lewis, Jim O'Brien and Kristine O'Brien.
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