2023 Women Swimmin' for Hospicare supporting Hospicare & Palliative Care Services
Hospicare & Palliative Care Services

About 2023 Women Swimmin' for Hospicare

Wow, the 20th Women Swimmin' for Hospicare swim! 

  • Swim Day Schedule - We are excited to see everyone on Saturday, August 12th for Swim Day. Swim Day schedule can be found here
  • Cancellations - Check Facebook for last minute cancellations due to weather or HABS. In the event of a high wind, rain, or HABs cancelation, there will be no party.
  • Packet Pick-Ups - For swimmers, Go the Distancers, and volunteers, are this week at Hospicare (172 East King Rd.) 

      • Wednesday 8/9 8:00AM - 10:00AM 
      • Wednesday 8/9 12:00PM (noon) - 2:00PM  
      • Thursday 8/10 5:00PM - 7:00PM

A local meteorologist is monitoring the weather for the area around IYC for the time period of the swim. HABs (Harmful Algae Blooms) reports will be shared on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with The Safety Team. A final determination to cancel/postpone the swim no later than 6:30AM on Saturday August 12, 2023.

Please continue to monitor the Women Swimmin' Facebook page for any updates, or email womenswimmin@hospicare.org. 

Our Mission Statement 

Go the Distance and Women Swimmin' for Hospicare is a fundraising event that supports the expert, compassionate care which Hospicare & Palliative Care Services brings to patients and their loved ones at any stage of a life-limiting illness and/or following a death. This event raises funds and provides information and education about the agency and its mission in a manner that is inclusive, fun, and consistent with Hospicare’s ideal of respect for all people.


Starts at:  August 12, 2023 5:00 AM
Ends at:  August 12, 2023 11:00 AM


Ithaca Yacht Club
1090 Glenwood Road
Ithaca,NY 14850 USA


Events & Engagement Coordinator

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Where Does The Money Go?

Thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors who cover event expenses, 100% of funds raised are used to help care for patients and support their loved ones. 

What About Insurance or Medicare/Medicaid?

About 83% of Hospicare’s services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurances. Funds raised bridge the gap and ensure that everyone in our community has access to high-quality and compassionate end-of-life care, regardless of insurance status or the ability to pay.

What Is Hospicare?​

Hospicare & Palliative Care Services is a 501c(3) non-profit hospice that serves Cortland and Tompkins counties in NY. We provide medical expertise and compassionate, respectful care to anyone in our community who is facing a life-limiting illness, and we support their loved ones through the illness and their grief.

For more information, please visit our website:


Thanks to our generous sponsors

You make our community a wonderful place to call home! Our sponsors enable Hospicare to cover all costs associated with Go the Distance and Women Swimmin’, guaranteeing that every dollar raised can go directly to supporting patients and families throughout Cortland and Tompkins counties. In exchange for this generosity, Hospicare celebrates its sponsors in many ways, ranging from name or logo inclusion on our marketing materials to guaranteed registration spots for your employees and friends!