OPEN TO SWIMMERS OF ALL ABILITIES - young, old, new, adaptive, and experienced.* (Note: Adaptive swimmers need to bring their own support)
OPEN WATER EVENTS:
Brookfield Beach, vicinity Sturbridge, MA,
South Pond Road, Brookfield, MA 01506 [6 miles/11 min from Sturbridge]
The Wild Bill Swim and Paddle Challenge is held in honor and remembrance of Dr. William Yorzyk (1933-2020), a 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Butterfly, native of MA, and a local community champion, a friend and mentor to many. Learn more about Bill.
In honor of Bill Yorzyk the event is raising money to
1) Teach important basic swim and water safety skills to local community children
2) Keep local waters environmentally clean
Learn how you or your business can help
Swim & Paddle Challenges
Water safety lessons for children are critical.
Drowning is a leading cause of death for children under 14, and swim lessons reduce that risk by 88%. it costs $60 per child to conduct water safety lessons.
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We are very grateful for your generosity.and support!
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