Since 1987 SAA has grown to hold dozens of events all over the country, each with its own distinct personality. You can swim under the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, swim with NESCAC conference swimmers at Nantasket Beach, or even with Olympians in Boston Harbor. Swim Across America began as a grassroots organization with events developing organically. Now, those events raise hundreds of thousands of dollars – and money raised is still given to local beneficiaries which happen to be some of the best in the world. Now, we are nationwide and bringing Swim Across America events to the whole country, from coast to coast.