Fairfield Alumni to SWIM Across the Sound Aug. 2
Three teams of former Fairfield University swimmers will be participating in the 27th SWIM Across the Sound Marathon on Saturday, August 2. It is the sixth consecutive year in which at least one group of Fairfield swimming alumni have teamed up to make the 16-mile swim across Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson, N.Y. to Bridgeport, Conn.
The Stags will be competing as part of the Fifth Annual University Challenge which will also feature teams representing Bryn Mawr and Pace. The University Challenge was formed by SWIM Marathon Race Director Liz Fry after seeing former Stags swimmers participate as Fairfield University Alumni in 2009.
Each team has set a fundraising goal, with all money raised going to benefit St. Vincent’s Medical Foundation and their cancer education, screening, and prevention programs. If you would like to support the Stags, please visit the team pages by using the links below.
Fairfield University Team 1 consists of Sean McGowan ’02, Kevin Young ’02, Mike Kennedy ’02, Dave McGovern ’03, and Tom Hansbury ’04. Click here to support Fairfield University 1.
Fairfield University Team 2 consists of Mike Cipollino ’04, Frank Vitulli ’04, Lizzie Lawlor ’08, Sean Killelea ’06, and Tom Scappaticci ’07. Click here to support Fairfield University 2.
Fairfield Stags ’12 includes recent alumni Tommy Peters, Stefan Toi, and Tyler Conley. Click here to support Fairfield Stags ’12.
In other Athletics news, the 2013-14 campaign was one of many athletic and academic accomplishments for the Stags. Both teams and individuals excelled on the courts and on the fields, with volleyball winning a MAAC Championship and a men’s golfer advancing to the NCAA Tournament. The Stags also embraced their roles as student-athletes by flourishing in the classroom. In addition to academics and athletics, the Stags found time to give back to the community that supports them too.