Mission

Ann Arbor Active Against ALS is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise funds for research toward effective treatments and ultimately a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), while raising awareness of the disease, encouraging physical activity, and building a compassionate community.

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Youth Swimathons

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The Youth Swimathons are a morning, afternoon, or evening of swimming at Ann Arbor area swim club pools.  Any enthusiastic swimmer is welcome to do their own swimathon.

Beginning in 2010, local Ann Arbor youth swim teams began raising money for Ann Arbor Active Against ALS during annual swimathons. It all started with the Buhr Park Sharks…

Active Against ALS and summer swimathons are perfectly suited for the July fundraisers. The perseverance and sustained effort required by a swimathon is a great way to honor Lou Gehrig’s persistence in his 2,130 streak of consecutive games while recognizing the long-term daily effort of individuals and families affected by the disease.

Please consider sponsoring one of your youth swimmers – or swimming your own lengths in support of their effort!

 

2017

Over two weeks in mid-July, four incredible youth swimathons took place at local swim clubs. Thank you to the swimmers, divers, coaches, volunteers, and donors from Buhr Park Sharks, Huron Valley Swim Club, Liberty Athletic Club, and Racquet Club of Ann Arbor! We had over 245 participants swim over 260 miles, and raised more than $20,000 for ALS research!!! Hooray to such amazing, inspiring and ACTIVE young people!

 

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Huron Valley Swim Club 2017 Swimathon for ALS online donation form: DONATE to the HVSC Swimathon!

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Racquet Club of Ann Arbor 2017 Swimathon for ALS online donation form:  DONATE to the Racquet Club Swimathon!DonateButton_RCofA2

 

 

Buhr Park SBuhrSharkLogoIIIwharks 2017 Swimathon for ALS online donation form: DONATE to the Buhr Park Sharks Swimathon!

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Check out the effort of past swimmers in this video!