Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Swimming & Diving team used their practice time on Tuesday to support a worthy cause.
The Buccaneers joined thousands of swimmers around the world in support of Carleton College's Ted Mullin "Leave it in the Pool Hour of Power" Relay, which has raised over $400,000 to support research at the University of Chicago into the causes and treatment of sarcoma, a rare soft-tissue cancer found in young people.
The event, in its eighth year, was started to honor Carleton swimmer Ted Mullin, who passed away in the Fall of 2006 from sarcoma. The "Hour of Power" has since grown from 15 participating teams its first year to nearly 200 teams with almost 9,000 athletes who join forces to honor all those who are fighting against or have lost the battle to cancer.
The 2012 event included just over 100 teams, a figure that has grown to over 120 teams across NCAA Division I, II and III as well as independent squads, high school, club and international teams.
For a full description of the "Hour of Power" and how you can help, visit http://go.carleton.edu/HourOfPower.