29th Annual SWIM Across the Sound Marathon
Saturday, July 30, 2016                                  Return to Marathon 2016 Main Page


    • Teams in this category are comprised of students and/or alumni from the same university or college. The goal of the "UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE" is to create opportunities for alumni to stay connected with their university, fellow teammates and current students. Anyone can captain a team; team members are required to either be currently enrolled or to have attended the school for at least two semesters.
    • Team captains must notify their university/college athletic director and swim coach of their intention to participate in this event. It is up to each team captain and team member to be sure they are in compliance with their school’s particular rules and regulations concerning fundraising. In general, students or alumni are not allowed to accept cash on behalf of a charity while representing the school and most schools require that checks only be made out to the charity (SWIM Across the Sound) and not in the name of the student. Most participants will find that they can comply with their schools regulations by sending donors directly to the SWIM web site to make their donation online.
    • Enrollments are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please remember, applications are not considered to be complete until all the required information has been received and approved by the SWIM Committee.

If you haven't already done so, please visit our  Timeline page to learn more about key dates related to this year's Marathon.

To apply you are required to do the following two steps:


  • TEAM CAPTAINS must register first! If you aren't the captain for your relay team, please contact your captain to have them start the registration process for this year's event.
  • Complete our online registration form

    NOTE: If you are under the age of 19, you must complete the "Accident and Release of Liability Waiver" form contained in the PDF application form listed below (under Step 2). This form will require a signature from a parent or guardian.
  • Complete the the application form
  • Then, send the completed PDF application form to us either by:

    • E-Mail: pfignar@stvincents.org
    • Mail: St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation
                2800 Main Street
                Bridgeport, CT 06606
    • Fax: 203-576-5880
  • E-mail a high-resolutiondigital phototo Marisa.Melby@stvincents.org

    NOTE: Photos should be no larger than 3MB in size, preferably 640x480 pixels or larger