Swimming & Diving Teams to Participate in "Hour of Power"

746-teamTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's and women's swimming and diving teams will participate in the Ted Mullin Hour of Power Relay for Pediatric Sarcoma Research on Wednesday November 13 at the Sports and Recreation Center.

Rose-Hulman joins over 8,000 athletes from more than 170 colleges across the nation to participate in the "Hour of Power."  The relay honors those who are fighting or succumbed to cancer, including former Carleton swimmer Edward "Ted" Mullin, who passed away from a rare soft-tissue cancer known as synovial sarcoma in 2006.

The swimming and diving teams will swim four-person relays for 60 minutes from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  The team will cover approximately 16 miles in the pool with their effort.

The event is a one-hour, all-out, leave-it-in-the-pool practice consisting of continuous relays using any stroke.  Funds raised for the event act as seed funding for the University of Chicago pediatric sarcoma research program, allowing collaborative efforts between clinicians and physician-scientists in the identification of the cause of sarcoma, a the most basic molecular and cellular levels.  Over the first seven years of this event, participants raised over $410,000 to support the research effort.

Those interested in contributing to Rose-Hulman's efforts within the program may contact head swimming and diving coach Keith Crawford at crawford@rose-hulman.edu or by sending donations with the Hour of Power directive to the Rose-Hulman swimming and diving office.