Syndey and two of her teammates from the Cincinnati Marlins will be competing in an open-water competition this summer. They will swim across the Messina Strait from Punta Faro in Sicily to Cannitello, Calabria. Their goal is to raise funds for pediatric cancer. 100% of the proceeds they raise will be donated. Visit the Swim Across America fundraising page that includes bios about Sydney, her fellow swimmers, and more about this event. Swim Across America (SAA) has been helping this team prepare. They are a nonprofit dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention, and treatment.
Last year, Syndey worked directly with SAA to host another event in Cincinnati. SAA hosts many charity swims all over the country. Since its founding, SAA has granted over $100 million to fund cancer research and clinical trials. There will be more information in the press coming soon. Cincinnati Marlins coaches, teammates, swimmers and proud parents are very excited about the event. Sydney recently finished her high school junior year of swimming ranking as the top 7 in the 100 back D1 in the entire state setting a new high school record at Saint Ursula Academy. Her relays also finished in the top 2 & 3.
Sydney also swam at a national competition in St. Petersburg this spring finishing with a personal best time and close finish of 2nd overall in the 200 backstroke as well as top 4 in the 100 back plus 2nd place finishes in her relays. Sydney, who has been swimming since she was 5, is passionate about the sport and would love the community to help in any way to support her swim this summer. Follow the Marlins in Messina on Facebook and Instagram as these talented swimmers train and do good with their swim of a lifetime!