PHILADELPHIA The Penn men’s and women’s swimming teamsare one of 88 teams participating in the third annual “Leave it in the Pool Hour of Power Relay” which is a relay in honor of Carleton College swimmer Ted Mullin, who passed away in the fall of 2006 from sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer.
The "Hour of Power" swim practice is a dynamic 60-minute relay training session that requires all-out efforts from all participating team members. It is a challenging workout that fuels both team spirit and team energy. The 80 teams will be swimming the "Hour of Power" simultaneously across the country on Thursday at 5 p.m. adding to the spirit and fun of the relay.
Head coach Mike Schnur believed it was a great cause for the Penn swim teams to participate in especially since several of the swimmers knew Ted.
“Over a 1,000 swimmers across the nation will be swimming in the event, it’s a great cause and good practice for the team,” he said.
Funds raised through this event support research at the University of Chicago into the causes and treatment of sarcoma in young people.
For more information about the relay and how to donate, click here.