Swimming with the Sharks!

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Team Hydro 2013This past weekend Team Hydro swam in the 21st annual Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim, a swim from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park on the shores of the city of San Francisco, CA. Team Hydro brought together 75 swimmers ranging in ages from 12-62 to brave the grueling, cold, open water of the San Francisco Bay for this 1.5 mile swim. As of swim day, the team had raised over $23,000, with the expectation of raising at least $50,000. To date, Team Hydro’s efforts have increased awareness and contributed over $323,000 to hydrocephalus research.

The team is dedicated to raising awareness of and finding a cure for hydrocephalus. Team Hydro was founded in 2007 by brothers Peter and Sam Finlayson, inspired by the courage, strength and sweetness of their sister Kate, who passed away from complications related to her hydrocephalus on November 27, 2010. Though Kate lived in chronic pain associated with her hydrocephalus and underwent over 100 brain surgeries in attempts to treat her condition, she remained nothing but kind and brave. Prior to the swim, the local affiliate of NBC aired an interview with Peter and 2012 Gold Medal Olympic water polo team member, Jessica Steffens, about the event.

View more videos at: http://nbcbayarea.com.

The Hydrocephalus Association would like to congratulate Team Hydro on another amazing swim and for their continued dedication to funding critical research initiatives to find better treatment options and a cure for hydrocephalus.

“Kate will forever be an example of all that is good and a source of inspiration to all who knew her.” – Team Hydro

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