The One Hour Swim, 2018

The 28th Annual One Hour Swim will be held January 7 at Hostos Community College and on January 28 at Long Island University. More details are coming soon. Online registration is now open.

Every January, TNYA uses the national USMS One-Hour Swim competition as an occasion to raise money for charities that affect our community. We compete to see how far we can swim in an hour, and get pledges and donations for causes that matter to us. This began at the height of the AIDS crisis, to raise money for medical bills for members of our team suffering from the disease. Register now to swim as an individual or part of a relay. Note for relay sign-ups: each group requires a captain who indicates during registration that they’re the captain. After that is done, the other team members can sign up, selecting “Relay Signup [date of event] (other than captains) ALL HEATS” to register, and indicating who their captain is. Failure to sign up in this manner can cause significant delays at the event.

This year we’re raising money for three excellent LGBT organizations:

MCCNY’s Sylvia’s Place Project The starting point for New York City’s LGBTQI youth in crisis. Integrating case management with mental health services while stressing the unique strengths and potential of each youth, MCCNY Homeless Youth Services has developed a proven method for serving LGBTQI youth.

Alliance for Positive Change Previously the AIDS Service Center NYC, the Alliance helps New Yorkers living with HIV and other chronic health conditions get the medical care, peer support, and housing assistance they need to achieve health, happiness, and stability.

TNYA’s Fortoul Fellowship The Paul Fortoul Fellowship Program is named in memory of our beloved late coach, swimmer and mentor Paul Fortoul (1958-2007). The primary purpose of the program is to help team members who desire to swim more frequently than their financial resources let them.

Please contact David Hovey and Nathan Burstein (ohs@tnya.org) with any questions, and thank you for participating, fundraising, and volunteering at the event!

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