Eric Shanteau’s Swim For Your Life Challenge Slated for Saturday


USAS ShieldU.S. Olympic gold medalist Eric Shanteau will be hosting his fourth annual Swim For Your Life challenge beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 21. Swim For Your Life is an open-water race and clinic at Lake Lanier Islands Resort located outside of Atlanta. The event will benefit the programs and services of the LIVESTRONG Foundation.

Shanteau will be joined by fellow Olympians and national team members including, Haley and Alyssa Anderson, Kathleen Hersey, Matt McLean, Aaron Peirsol, Megan Romano, Allison Schmidt and Amanda Weir.  Three-time Olympian Rowdy Gaines returns as the emcee for the event.

“I am really looking forward to the Swim For Your Life event,” said McLean, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist. “We are all honored to have the opportunity to support such a great cause.”

For more information on the event, visit the event website or official Facebook page.

"I’m very honored and privileged to be able to help raise money for Eric’s challenge,” said Romano. “This is my first year involved with this extraordinary event, and I couldn't be more excited."

The event is open to the media.

McLean and Romano’s appearance at the Swim For Your Life challenge is part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Program. The program is a platform for National Team swimmer to encourage kids and adults to take up the sport as a healthy and positive activity. These appearances directly promote the sport and the healthy lifestyle it represents. To find more information about how to get started in the sport, visit www.swimtoday.org.