L-W Students Participate in Swim Relay to Benefit Sarcoma Research
Thursday, August 20, 2015

The girls swim and dive teams from Lincoln-Way Central, North and West participated in the Hour of Power swim relay last week to help raise awareness and money for Sarcoma research.

This is our fifth year participating in the Hour of Power and our students enjoy the opportunity to use their love of swimming to help such an important cause, said Kristen Neuberg, Lincoln-Way West Coach.

The national event hosted by Lincoln-Way West is sponsored by Carleton College Swimming and Diving in honor of swimmer Ted Mullin, who passed away in 2006 following a battle with sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer. Last year, more than 8,100 athletes from all over the country including local clubs, high school and college swim teams participated in the event at their facilities.

Teds parents, Rick Mullin and Mary Henry, joined the Hour of Power at West and presented to students about their mission as well as about internships for college student athletes who have participated in the event.

The swim and dive teams from Lincoln-Way Central are led by Coach Marlo Varnado and Eric Pavlacka, teams from North are led by Coach Kendra Will and Pat Shaugnessy and teams from West are led by Coach Kristen Neuberg and Constance Schram.