On November 10th, Lewis & Clark’s swimming program joined thousands of athletes from collegiate, high school, and club teams across the nation and abroad to celebrate the 10th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by Carleton College swimming and diving teams.
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 has grown from 15 teams in its first year to over 180 teams and more than 8,000 athletes in recent years. Participating swim teams engage in continuous relays of any stroke for a full hour of all-out swimming.
Coach Chris Fantz said, “Our team has participated in the Hour of Power for many years and the relay has become a November staple of high-energy training and a truly uplifting event. We all have some connection, near or far, to cancer and this workout is a time to lift one another up and come together.”