December 13, 2013

Swim Team Hosts 5th Annual BMC Community Relay Challenge

BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The 5th annual Bryn Mawr College Community Relay Challenge hosted by the swim team raised more than $600 for their efforts in the "Owls Fight for a Cure" initiative with all proceeds benefiting the Bryn Mawr Hospital Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care Center.

"Every year, I panic about participation and every year, the event grows bigger and bigger!," stated head coach Nikki Whitlock. "Our varsity swimmers really make an effort to find new staff, faculty and students to participate in the relays!  The community spirit is what makes this event such a success!"

Each swim team member was responsible for fielding a four-person relay team comprised of themselves with at least one faculty, one community member and one student. This year was especially important as the largest group of 68 participants in 17 relays took to the pool. For the second straight year, the Cabrini College men and women's swim team made a donation to this special cause.

This year's winning relay was anchored by Interim President Kim Cassidy, assistant swim coach Marci Wixted and seniors Judy Yeung and Su Oner. With the win, Cassidy has been a member of all five winning relays over the years. Because of her excellent track record, President Cassidy is one the most sought after campus members each year.

"I can't wait to see what next year brings!" exclaims Whitlock.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Bryn Mawr Hospital Comprehensive Breast Center

CLICK HERE to read Interim President Kim Cassidy's blog post about the Relay Challenge