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Family Y Swimmers Make Waves for Charity

Congrats on a successful crossing of the Sound to all our Family Y swimmers, from our Staples/Water Rat swimmers, to the No Surrender masters team, to solo swimmer and Family Y supporter Ann Louise Onton!

All for a good cause, and in memory of Maura Marden and other victims of cancer.

Here is a link to the Westport News’ coverage of the Swim Across the Sound marathon on Saturday, including a photo gallery…

And here’s a write-up from the Staples website…

And enjoy these “private-stock” photos of our Family Y swimmers and supporters:

The Staples High School Team put in a strong showing, and raised thousands of dollars.

The No Surrender Team crosses the finish line. Their inspiration was Maura Marden, whose presence was on display on the support boat.

This Water Rat team was a late entrant -- and early finisher.

For veteran long-distance swimmer and Family Y supporter Ann Louise Onton, this swim marathon was just a warmup: Later this month she will attempt to become the oldest female to swim the English Channel. Here, Family Y CEO Rob Reeves congratulates her, and wishes her godspeed across the pond.

No Surrender's Kim Russo enjoys her 15 minutes of fame -- about a minute for every mile her team swam on Saturday!

Ed and Sheila Stolarski enjoy the post-race festivities at Captain's Cove.

Andy Davis and son celebrate a memorable Saturday.