BOSTON, Mass. - The Simmons University women's swimming & diving team joined thousands of student-athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation and abroad to celebrate the 14th Annual Ted Mullin "Leave it in the Pool" Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by Carleton College swimming and diving teams.
The Sharks gave support to the cause for the 12th straight year to join over 8,000 other student-athletes throughout the nation.
The Hour of Power event honors those who are fighting or have succumbed to cancer, including former Carleton swimmer Edward H. "Ted" Mullin, who passed away from synovial sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in September 2006. The annual swim relay, which now includes dryland teams as well, has grown from 15 teams in its first year to over 160 teams across the nation and the world in recent years. The initiative has raised over $850,000 to support research at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital into the causes and treatment of sarcoma and other rare pediatric cancers. From all sources, the Ted Mullin Fund has now raised nearly $1.4 million.
Participating swim teams engage in continuous relays of any stroke for a full hour of all-out swimming with the objective of keeping all relays in each lane on the same length. Simultaneously swimming the "Hour of Power" across time zones adds to the spirit and fun of the relay, but teams unable to participate at the scheduled date/times are encouraged to hold a relay event whenever possible. Dryland teams engage in their particular sport non-stop for a full hour.
Interested collegiate, high school and club teams are invited to register for the 2019-20 Hour of Power and find more information at https://athletics.carleton.edu/HoP You can also contact Carleton College head coach Andy Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rick Mullin at email@example.com.