Despite soaring temperatures followed by thunderstorms that closed the pool for the afternoon session, the Penguins of Little Falls swam today for hydrocephalus!
And boy, did they swim — over 65 miles, in fact! The team got off to an early start in this their 7th amazing swim for hydrocephalus. Swimmers ranging from age 5 to 18 swam as far as possible in hopes of finding a cure for the life-threatening condition which took the life of a former teammate.
Each swimmer wore a bracelet honoring a person with the condition as inspiration to help them keep going when the going got tough, just as hydrocephalus patients must do every single day.
These dedicated and compassionate swimmers also made cards in the sweltering heat for hydrocephalus patients which will be distributed to patients in hospitals across the country.
When the pool closed early due to storms, the team took their efforts to a local Chipotle where they continued to raise funds for important research!
Team Hydro couldn’t be prouder to be affiliated with the incredible Penguins of Little Falls. We thank each an every Penguin, as well as their coaches, parents, friends, donors, and on-land supporters for the great work they continue to do to ensure that one day a cure will be found for this difficult condition. Team Hydro would especially like to thank team parent, Sarah Farnsworth, who once again organized this incredible event!
If you would like to donate to the cause and support the Team’s effort, you can do so at https://donate.teamhydro.org/SwimsForHydro2018
Go Team Hydro!
Let’s Fund a Cure!