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Make a Splash for the Benefit of Children at Winthrop’s Annual Swim-a-Thon - Archived
January 31, 2014

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Photo Credit: Anne Lucas - Participants at Winthrop-University Hospital’s 2013 Swim-a-Thon enjoyed a fun-filled morning of swimming while raising funds for a worthy cause.

- Event set for Sunday, March 9 at Hofstra University’s Swim Center -

Swimmers of all skill levels are invited to enjoy a fun-filled morning while raising funds for a worthy cause at Winthrop-University Hospital’s Thirteenth Annual Swim-a-Thon on Sunday, March 9, 2014, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Hofstra University’s Swim Center. Open to swimmers of all ages, the Swim-A-Thon will once again raise vital funds for the Hospital’s Child Life Program through which certified Child Life Specialists utilize play and education to improve children’s understanding of medical procedures; teach relaxation techniques to help young patients cope with illness or surgery, and provide emotional support for the entire family.

Schools are invited to come in groups, and community members are invited to swim or support a swimmer through a sponsorship pledge. In addition, students can earn community service hours by participating either as swimmers or as volunteers.

Participants will enjoy swim coaching by Joe Petrush from Total Immersion Swimming; massage therapy by Licensed Massage Therapist Denise Cooke, RN; live music by the Mineola High School jazz band and Central Beat rock band; crafts provided by Cathy Grossfeld of All About Kids; yoga, prizes and more.

The registration fee for adults is $20; $10 for children ages four to 18 and students with a valid school ID. For more information, to sponsor a swimmer, or to register or volunteer, please visit or call (516) 663-4423.

Contact:   Leanna Cherry
                  Public Relations Manager
                  (516) 663-2234