XTERRA WETSUITS and Swim Across America Team Up to Fight Cancer

SAN DIEGO, Calif. –As America’s number one selling triathlon and open water swimming wetsuit and America’s premier open water swim series, XTERRA WETSUITS and Swim Across America (SAA) are proud to announce a partnership for the remainder of the 2010 season.

With SAA making waves to fight cancer, XTERRA WETSUITS welcomed the opportunity to support SAA participants in their efforts to fund cancer research at some of the best institutions in the US. In its 24th year, SAA will host dozens of swimming events from coast to coast, each raising money for cancer but each with their own courses, beneficiaries and distinct personalities. This year, SAA will host four new open water swims including its inaugural Baltimore Open Water Swim, with Michael Phelps as the official race starter.

“SAA hosts world-class open water swims that include swimmers of all ages and skill levels, as well as competitive athletes and Olympians,” says Janel Jorgensen, SAA Executive Director. “They all participate in SAA fundraising swims because they are passionate about finding a cure for cancer, and about swimming. SAA is a National family and partnering with XTERRA WETSUITS gives us the chance to reward our MVPs  with some of the best swim gear in the world. We created ‘Club XCELLENCE,’ an exclusive group within SAA, to show appreciation to our top fundraisers by giving them XTERRA WETSUITS merchandise. Partnering with XTERRA WETSUITS was seamless for us because our swimmers want the best wetsuits that money can buy, and XTERRA WETSUITS wants to see their product on the backs of committed and charitable athletes.”

XTERRA WETSUITS prides itself on being America’s number one open water swimming wetsuit and gives back to the community by supporting numerous charitable athletic organizations and events nationwide.

“Swimming is our specialty, so Swim Across America is a natural fit for us,” says Erin Merz, XTERRA WETSUITS Event Sponsorship Director. “It’s always encouraging when athletes use their ability to benefit others. By offering special discounts on our wetsuits and rewarding those who meet certain fundraising goals, we’re enabling these commendable swimmers to maximize their fundraising efforts.”

To date, SAA has raised over $30 million for cancer research, prevention and treatment by holding open water and pool swims across the country in cities like Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago. XTERRA WETSUITS looks forward to helping that number multiply considerably in the years to come.

In 2009, XTERRA WETSUITS became the best selling triathlon and open water swimming wetsuit in the United States and maintains that dominance today. Dedicated to achieving maximum performance and comfort, XTERRA WETSUITS provides an entire lineup of wetsuits, including entry-level to high-end models. To learn more about XTERRA WETSUITS, please visit www.xterrawetsuits.com.

About Swim Across America
Swim Across America, Inc., (SAA) is dedicated to raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming- related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach and direct service. To learn more about SAA, please visit www.swimacrossamerica.org.

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  1. Posted August 13, 2010 at | Permalink

    Thanks for posting about Swim Across America’s new partnership with XTERRA Wetsuits. It is wonderful to work with a company that is committed to helping us find a cure for cancer and able to help us reward our swimmers / fundraisers for all of their hard work. SAA athletes have loved the XTERRA gear we have given them – We still have a number of Open – Water Swims to go this season (Nashville, Rhode Island, Baltimore, Seattle and San Francisco) and we hope to include many more swimmers into “Club XCELLENCE.” – Blake Chanowski, SAA National Program Director.

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