Greenwich swimmers take the plunge to fight cancer – Greenwich Time

By David Fierro and Matthew Brown

Meghan Lynch participates in the "Buoy-to-Buoy" swim at Rocky Point Club in Old Greenwich, Connecticut on August 1, 2020. The Swim Across America Event organized by Team Julian, honoring the legacy of Greenwich's own Julian Fraser, who lost his life battling a rare form of cancer, raised over $45,000 for cancer research. Over 50 swimmers from Rocky Point Club and Greenwich High School's Swim and Water Pola teams participated in the 1-mile swim in the Long Island Sound. Several volunteers in kayaks and on paddle boards, Including Julian mother, Cristy Fraser, kept watch over the group during the benefit swim.

Meghan Lynch participates in the "Buoy-to-Buoy" swim at Rocky Point Club in Old Greenwich, Connecticut on August 1, 2020. The Swim Across America Event organized by Team Julian, honoring the legacy of

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Meghan Lynch participates in the "Buoy-to-Buoy" swim at Rocky Point Club in Old Greenwich, Connecticut on August 1, 2020. The Swim Across America Event organized by Team Julian, honoring the legacy of Greenwich's own Julian Fraser, who lost his life battling a rare form of cancer, raised over $45,000 for cancer research. Over 50 swimmers from Rocky Point Club and Greenwich High School's Swim and Water Pola teams participated in the 1-mile swim in the Long Island Sound. Several volunteers in kayaks and on paddle boards, Including Julian mother, Cristy Fraser, kept watch over the group during the benefit swim.

Meghan Lynch participates in the "Buoy-to-Buoy" swim at Rocky Point Club in Old Greenwich, Connecticut on August 1, 2020. The Swim Across America Event organized by Team Julian, honoring the legacy of

Greenwich swimmers take the plunge to fight cancer

GREENWICH A team of over 50 swimmers and 15 volunteers joined forces to raise more than $45,000 in the fight against cancer and to honor a 2014 Greenwich High graduate and standout swimmer who died of osteosarcoma.

The group known as Team Julian team gathered Saturday at Rocky Point Club in Old Greenwich for the endurance swim on Long Island Sound to benefit Swim Across America Fairfield County.

The event honored the legacy of Julian Fraser, who lost his battle with a rare form of bone cancer in 2017 at the age of 20.

The swimmers from Rocky Point Club and Greenwich High School's Swim and Water Pola teams participated in the 1-mile swim in the Long Island Sound. Several volunteers in kayaks and on paddle boards, including Julian Frasers mother, Cristy Fraser, kept watch over the group during the long benefit swim.

Julian Fraser earned All-America honors as a swimmer and water polo player. He competed on numerous championship teams for GHS coach Terry Lowe, then excelled on the Santa Clara University water polo team.

We are united to raise money for the fight against cancer and to honor Julian, said Lowe, who is one of the organizers of Team Julian.

Proceeds from the event supports the Stamford-based Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy, the nations only foundation dedicated exclusively to funding cancer gene therapy research.

To learn more about Swim Across America Fairfield County or make a donation, visit swimacrossamerica.org/fc.

dfierro@greenwichtime.com

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