Team Hydro can’t wait to see all our Swimmers and On-land Supporters on Sunday as we make our 5th Annual crossing of the Boston Harbor in support of Hydrocephalus!!
Note: VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED for this race. If anyone is interested in volunteering (for free) please sign up HERE and check the join team hydro box. Volunteering can be setup on land or kayaking with the swimmers in the water! Raise organizers will donate to our cause for your efforts!
IMPORTANT INFO FOR SWIMMERS:
Arriving for the Swim:
Parking and check-in will be at the finish line by the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, from 6:50-7:50am. Once you arrive and check-in, look for a Team Hydro banner! We will provide a secure place for you to keep your stuff during the swim. Around 7:30am, we will take a group picture and all head across on together on the water taxi. We will also provide you with a special team hydro wrist band, cap, and the story of a patient with hydrocephalus!
The Wrist Band
You’ll be given a band which bears the name of a person who is living with or has passed away from hydrocephalus. It allows you to dedicate your swim to someone who knows first hand the challenges hydrocephalus can bring to the lives of patients and families with the condition. You’ll also get the chance to read a brief personal story of the person it honors. Every year we are told by those who wear the bands and read the stories that they are inspired to swim faster than ever as a result!
Officially sanctioned by the Sharkfest organizers, these special edition caps will help you stand out to family and friends–and other swimmers–as a member of Team Hydro. By wearing the cap, you will also help raise awareness for this important cause!
Don’t forget to make a fundraising page if you haven’t yet at donate.teamhydro.org. As always, Team Hydro underwrites all our own costs, so 100% of money raised goes to research (unlike, unfortunately, the Sharkfest registration fees that go to the race organizers). In case it helps, here is a template for a possible letter to send to your friends!
We are so grateful for your participation in this swim that means so much to us.
Thank you so much, and Go Team Hydro!
The Finlayson Family