Taking a Bite out of Hydrocephalus … One Stroke at a Time

Welcome to the website for Team Hydro Foundation, an organization founded with the mission of using open water swims to raise awareness and research funding for Hydrocephalus, a currently incurable neurological disorder that affects the lives of more than one million Americans.  Team Hydro sponsors research aimed at finding better treatments and a CURE for hydrocephalus.  Underwritten by private funding, Team Hydro is proud that 100% of event donations go directly to support important and life-saving research.

Team Hydro was inspired by the life of Kate Finlayson, who died from the condition after enduring years of treatment and hundreds of brain surgeries in an attempt to stay alive.  Kate’s optimism, kindness, and goodness brought joy and inspiration to all who were blessed to know her.  It was Kate’s dream that one day, others would not need to suffer and die as she had from Hydrocephalus.  Team Hydro works to make that dream come true!

We hope you take the time to browse our site, learn more about Team Hydro and Hydrocephalus, and consider participating in our cause, be it through swimming, donating, or teaching those around you about the condition.

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