Great Lakes Plunge is being organized by OWLs, Inc., a recently created not-for-profit dedicated to raising funds to promote safe swimming practices, open water swimming and lake preservation. We have partnered with Evanston-based Precision Multisport to host this annual wim race in Evanston, IL.
Besides stimulating your body and mind, the Great Lakes Plunge will raise funds for one very important cause: Evanston Swims! You will be swimming to prevent accidental drownings in the lake and encouraging a new generation of pool and open water swimmers.
Now in its fifth year Evanston Swims!, in collaboration with the McGaw YMCA, McGaw YMCA and the Evanston/Skokie District 65, aims to teach youth how to swim. Starting in second grade, children from the Evanston public grade schools spend one afternoon a month throughout the year learning swimming and water safety skills. Learn more about this wonderful program.