Swim With Mike fundraiser set for Sunday

Feel like doing something to help someone else?

Here’s your chance: On Sunday, Cal is hosting “Swim With Mike,” an annual swim-a-thon event that raises money for education to help physically challenged athletes who have overcome tragedy and are trying to realize their potential.


For more information, go to http://swimwithmike.org/


The event was established in 1981 after Mike Nyeholt, a three-time All-American swimmer at USC, became paralyzed in a motorcycle accident. The first event was held at USC, but “Swim With Mike” now also holds events at Cal, Stanford, Hawaii, UConn and UC San Diego.

Sunday’s event at Berkeley will be held at Spieker Aquatics Complex from 2 to 4 p.m.

If you’re feeling energetic, you can swim, run, walk, cycle or participate in other activities. Otherwise, you can simply pledge money.

Former Cal water polo players Mike Sample and Bryan Schnugg are primary organizers for the Berkeley event. Also helping plan the day are Austin Whitney and Kie Fujii, two current Cal law school students who are past recipients of “Swim With Mike” scholarships.

Tod Spieker has pledged to match every dollar raised at Swim With Mike — Cal. Spieker was an All-American swimmer at UCLA and is the brother of Edward “Ned” Spieker, who provided major funding for the aquatics facility.

According to the SWM website, the 2011 and 2012 Cal men’s and women’s NCAA championship swimming and diving Teams will be participate, along with the 2010 NCAA runnerup, and 2006 and 2007 Cal men’s water polo teams that won NCAA titles.

Click here to download the donation sheet: http://swimwithmike.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/SWM12_SponsorSheet_4page.pdf


Jeff Faraudo

  • Juancho

    Do i have to say it ?

  • Jeff Faraudo

    I know, I know . . . but you know how to walk or bike, right?

  • Juancho

    Haha well played Jeff. I can.

  • Will

    I don’t know how to bike.

  • Juancho

    Rope man say it aint so ?