Wednesday, November 05, 2008

"Hour of Power" - put it in the pool Annual "Hour of Power" A Day Away: "More than 5,500 college, high school and club swimmers from nearly 100 different teams plan to jump into the pool on Thursday, Nov. 6 with the same goal in mind––going all out for an hour in the name of cancer research.

The Carleton College swimming and diving teams are sponsors of the third annual “Hour of Power” Relay for cancer research in honor of former Carleton student and teammate Edward H. “Ted” Mullin, who passed away from sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer, in September 2006 at the age of 22. This year's 'Hour of Power'is set to include nearly eighty colleges swimming simultaneously.

The event is a one-hour, all-out, leave-it-in-the-pool practice that will occur simultaneously at numerous pools across the country and involve teams from NCAA Division I, II and III, including teams like Princeton, Georgetown and Providence and nearly every Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) program.


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