Youth Swimathons


Youth Swimathons return  July 12, 2022 at Huron Valley Swim Club!  Stay tuned for more information on how to participate and create your fundraiser!

Beginning in 2010, local Ann Arbor youth swim teams began raising money for Ann Arbor Active Against ALS during annual swimathons. 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.

Over the past 10 years, four ncredible youth swimathons have taken 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! Each year, we have up to 250 participants swim over 260 miles, and raise more than $20,000 for ALS research!!! Hooray to such amazing, inspiring and ACTIVE young people!

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

Check out the effort of past swimmers in this video!