August 1, 2015, at Postwood Park in Hannawa Falls, NY



We welcomed 72 swimmers, 33 of them new to the event this year. Together, we raised nearly $24,000 to support Hospice services. Thanks to everyone who swam, volunteered and donated to this very important cause.

We hope to see you in August of 2016!!!

Have you thought about trying the Swim, but just aren't sure you can complete it? This year we are adding the option of swimming a 1/2 mile course! We know once you "get your feet wet" you'll be addicted to this amazing event!

Due to many, many requests we have also lowered the minimum age of participation to 12 years of age. Swimmers in the 12-14 age group must swim the 1/2 mile course.

Grab a friend and join us on August 1st!!!!

General Information

Everyone completes the swim at her or his own rate: some more experienced swimmers finish the course in about 30 minutes; others take more than an hour, stopping to chat and dog-paddle as they move around the lake. Speed is not the important thing. What is important is sharing a unique athletic experience on Hannawa Pond and raising money for Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley in the process. Prizes are given to those swimmers and boaters who raise the most money in sponsorships. 

To ensure that the event remains safe and fun for all, there will be no "rain date" for the swim. This is because we rely on the help of several dozen volunteers and many other important support services and are unable to ensure full participation of all the volunteers and services vital to the safety of the event on two consecutive days.

Swim a Mile for Hospice' is a community swim (not a race!) around Hannawa Pond for people ages 12 and over. Together we raise funds which will go directly to support patient and family services here in St. Lawrence County. Thank you so much for your support!

Thank you for your interest in Swim a Mile for Hospice!

Quick Details

Swimmers:Register now to be guaranteed
a spot in the event!

Registration deadline: August 1st
Registration fee: $25
Swimmers 18 or older must raise at least $75 in sponsorships
Youth swimmers must raise at least $25 in sponsorships

Complimentary tee shirt, bathing cap and continental breakfast
Swim begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp
For more information, call (315) 265-3105

Downloadable materials:
Swim Registration Form (Paper form)
Swimmer's Manual
Boater's Manual
Corporate sponsorship
Sponsorship Tracking Form
Donor Form
Swim a Mile for Hospice Poster

Example Fundraising Letter

Swim a Mile Sponsors
If you would like to sponsor Swim a Mile for Hospice, please contact Kellie Hitchman at (315) 265-3105

Presenting Sponsor


Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Stacey M. Howlett, D.D.S, P.C. and Janel Smith, D.D.S


Friend Sponsors


Equipment Sponsor