Lifestyle Recreation October 12, 2016October 12, 2016 Swim America brought out hundreds of athletes to raise money for cancer research Posted By: M. Jameson 0 Comment A swimmer finishes his swim during Swim Across America’s Atlanta Open Water Swim at Lake Lanier Islands. About 500 people joined Swim Across America Saturday to raise money for cancer research. Olympians Kristy Kowal carries a young swimmer on her back during Swim Across America. Olympians Kristy Kowal gives a swimmer a high five during Swim Across America. Nadya Dhadiala and Marie Ducheine chat as they wade in Lake Lanier before their race. Olympians Kristy Kowal and Missy Franklin sign autographs during Swim Across America. About 500 people joined Swim Across America to raise money for cancer research. The event raised about $400,000 for cancer research.