Stories to Inspire: Team Strong Girls Swim Challenge

During some of the hottest days of the year, one of the best ways to cool down (and support MSAA at the same time) is to participate in our Swim for MS initiative! Swim for MS is a do-it-yourself fundraiser where you create your own individual or group swim challenge and recruit donations to support the MS community. Past participants have created cannonball jumping contests, backyard pool parties, stand-up paddleboard contests, and more to raise funds for MSAA’s free programs and services.

Team Strong Girls Swim, made up of mother and daughter duo, Sara and Anabella, decided that they would take on their own swim challenge this year in honor of Anabella’s father who passed away unexpectedly when Anabella was just three years old. Sara has always encouraged Anabella to swim – she wanted her daughter to know how important this life skill really is for everyone to learn! At the age of six, Anabella join the JCC swim team! Sara was also a swimmer through her adolescence and into adulthood, where she began teaching swim lessons to children.

Sara and Anabella see Swim for MS as an opportunity to give back while doing what they love – swimming! Together, Sara and Anabella will swim eight miles in support of the MS community.

“Finding Swim for MS felt like a perfect fit, the program offered a way for my daughter and I to swim together while supporting a cause we are passionate about,” said Sara.

To help Team Strong Girls Swim reach their $250 goal, please donate on their Swim fundraising page. To learn more about Swim for MS and create your own Swim challenge, visit SwimForMS.org.

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