30th Annual Jim McDonnell Lake Swim Takes Over Lake Audubon

by RestonNow.com May 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm 1 Comment

The Reston Masters Swim Team hosted the 30th Annual Jim McDonnell Lake Swim on Sunday at Lake Audubon.

According to the team’s website, the swim — which has been held every Memorial Day weekend since 1988 — was renamed in honor of McDonnell in 1999. McDonnell, a founding member of the team who was on the committee that first organized the swim, died of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma the previous year.

More than 700 swimmers participate each year, according to the team, which makes the event the largest open-water swim in the region. Proceeds from this year’s event were donated to the Lymphoma Research Foundation and to Herndon-Reston FISH Inc.

Results from the event can be viewed here.

Photos courtesy Ryan Dawson

  • Lisajhering Groves

    Huge thanks to all the amazing swimmers, sponsors, spectators, and supporters! Amazing volunteers worked tirelessly to deliver a great experience to all at the 30th Annual Jim McDonnell Lake Swims over Memorial Day Weekend. RMST thanks everyone for the participation and involvement in this wonderful community building event. We welcome you to join us. Best :)LisaG Here’s a spirited photo of the 1-Mile Cheer – gotta love all the yellow Bib Cards!!!



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