Register now for Swim Across the Sound Marathon in August

St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound is now registering swimmers for its 26th annual marathon on Saturday, Aug. 3.

About 250 people are expected to participate in the 25-kilometer swim across Long Island Sound, from Port Jefferson, N.Y. to Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport.

The marathon is a unique opportunity for swimmers to challenge their own stamina and achieve new goals, all while helping someone with cancer.

Participants often swim in support or memory of a friend or loved one, or choose to take on the challenge to help alleviate the suffering of someone they have never met.

As a swimmer, pledges obtained will help provide cancer patients with financial support and services.

This year’s participants will include solo swimmers, two-person relays, team relays, University Challenge and Corporate Challenge teams.

Learn how to sign up at

The nonprofit Swim, affiliated with St. Vincent’s Medical Center, offers cancer education, screening and support services to 20,000 people a year.