Pool party to kick off Betteridge Cup

The Betteridge Greenwich Cup will kick off with a splash this year at the YMCA of Greenwich’s one mile swim and pool party, taking place March 3.

The Betteridge Greenwich Cup 2013 race series is presented by the Hospital for Special Surgery and hosted by Threads & Treads. The community is invited to swim an indoor mile and challenge competitors, completing 72 laps in lane style swimming.

“What better place to kick off The Betteridge Greenwich Cup than at the YMCA?” asked Ed Phillip, CEO of the YMCA of Greenwich. “The various cup races promote a healthy lifestyle, which is very much in keeping with the YMCA’s mission to encourage good health, and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun, and shared interests.”

The events will be hosted by locally owned Threads and Treads sports store just down the street from the YMCA.

“We are so pleased to partner with the YMCA of Greenwich for this year’s Betteridge Greenwich Cup,” said Matt Yardis, owner of Threads and Treads. “The YMCA is an integral part of the Greenwich community and it’s the perfect place for participants and supporters to gather to jump start this unique series of races.”

Swimmers of all levels are invited to participate in the swim and pool party.

The entry fee is $20 for kids up to 17 years old, and $35 for adults.

The fee includes a swag bag with a commemorative tech race t-shirt and swim cap. All swimmers will receive an event medal.

The race will end in awards and lunch generously donated by Meli Melo and Pasta Vera.

Proceeds from the race will help keep the YMCA of Greenwich accessible to all, providing camp scholarships to local kids and childcare for families who can’t afford it.

The inaugural Mile Swim and Pool Party will be held Sunday, March 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Y on East Putnam Avenue.

Go to threadsandtreads.com to register.

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