2023 Women Swimmin' for Hospicare

"Go the Distance for Hospicare"

Non-swimmers Go the Distance on dry land to fundraise in their own, unique ways! Since 2020, we have invited our entire community (all ages and gender identities) to join us in Going the Distance for Hospicare.  Each participant chooses a meaningful activity to complete (such as running a mile every day, paddling a certain distance in the lake, or doing a particular workout or craft project) and then works to achieve this goal while raising money for Hospicare from May 9 through August 12, when we gather to celebrate all our participants on their success. Those who have Gone the Distance include past swimmers, boaters, volunteers and supporters– there’s no limit on the number of people who can be involved in this community event!​

How it Works

Registration for all participants--swimmers, paddlers, and Go the Distance fundraisers--opens at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. (Please note registration for Lake Swimmers closes when we reach our maximum of 325 Lake Swimmers!) Click the "Register" button at the top of this page and choose "Go the Distance" as your registration option. There is a registration fee to participate; however, this fee is applied to your minimum fundraising goal. You'll have your own participant page where you can tell your story and share why you're participating in this event. You can share your page with your friends, families, colleagues and loved ones to ask for their support in helping you reach your goal. Many participants customize their pages with photos or video of their activity or training, or share a story about a loved one who was helped by Hospicare.

Do you want to be a support paddler and Go the Distance for Hospicare? Awesome, we love the extra support! Please register as a Support Paddler so you're included in that important group and we have all your necessary paddler info. You'll have a participant page as a paddler where you share your story and ask your friends and family to donate in support of your participation. Please also send an email to womenswimmin@hospicare.org and let us know you'll be both paddling and Going the Distance for Hospicare!

All money raised benefits the work of Hospicare & Palliative Care Services. Join us for this spectacular summer tradition! Swim the lake, be a boater, volunteer, fundraise, or set your goal for how you want to GO THE DISTANCE for Hospicare in 2023!