On Tue., Nov. 9, 2010, the Wesleyan men's and women's swimming teams participated in the annual "Hour of Power" swim relay, which has been held annually each year since 2006. The relay is held to raise money for sarcoma research and is in honor of Ted Mullin, a former Carleton College swimmer who passed away in September 2006 from synovial cell sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. Over 6,300 athletes, representing 137 different college, high school and club swim teams around the world, participated in the 2010 event, the highest number of participants ever in the history of the event. From 2006-09, over $190,000 was raised for cancer research, and Wesleyan raised over $3,000 this year.
The event consists of a continuous hour-long relay, with swimmers rotating among relay teams to keep the relays as close as possible. The event began nationally at 5 p.m. Eastern. All 11 NESCAC schools participated in the 2010 event, as they have done since its inception.
For more information about the "Hour of Power," please visit the Carleton College swimming and diving website.
(photo courtesy of Tony Bruno)