"Strokes for Stroke" is a combined initiative of the National Stroke Association, U.S. Masters Swimming, and USA Water Polo to raise awareness and help reduce the incidence and impact of stroke. Between June 2 and July 4, 2000, more than 25,000 people throughout the United States will join together, donate $25 or more, and swim one mile to fight strokes. "We encourage all masters swimmers to participate in this event," says Nancy Ridout, president of U.S. Masters Swimming.
You can swim the mile anywhere you choose. Individual swimmers will be swimming in many different places across the United States.
Participate as an individual or sign up your entire team. Your team (large or small) will make a big difference.
There are two ways to get involved in this effort:
1. Visit the website www.strokesforstroke.com and click on "sign up."
2. Call the toll-free number, 1-800-STROKES (787-6537)
Registration is going on now.