Westboro Swim & Tennis holds an Hour of Power at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Carleton College Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams originated the Hour of Power on Nov. 7, 2006, in memory of their teammate Ted Mullin, who died on Sept. 3, 2006 from a rare form of cancer of connective tissues called sarcoma.
Held annually each fall since 2006, the Hour of Power has grown from the original 15 teams to 160 teams in 2011 with almost 8,000 participating athletes in the United States and abroad. Over the past five years the Hour of Power raised over $265,000 for the Ted Mullin Fund in support of sarcoma research at the University of Chicago.
The event—held in each team’s home pool—is a one-hour, all-out, leave-it-in-the-pool practice consisting of continuous relays, using any stroke. The relay fosters teamwork through its objective of keeping all lanes on the same lap. Wherever possible participating teams begin and finish the “Hour of Power” workout at the same time, using their respective time zones from the East Coast to the West Coast. Thousands of swimmers across the country and the world unite in the water at the same time in support of the battle against sarcoma.
For more information, contact Evolution Aquatics Head Coach Nicole Carter at NCarter@thewestboroclub.com.