WILLIAMSBURG - The William and Mary Tribe swimming and diving teams will participate in the 32nd Annual James River Swim to benefit the American Cancer Society this Saturday, September 19.

The event, which kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Jamestown Ferry Dock, has been organized by former William and Mary Tribe swimming alums Wally and Mark Riley. Wally Riley has organized the event since its inception in 1977. William and Mary swimmer and a few guests will swim roughly a three-mile course in the river. Bill Sykes ’86 will be the honorary starter for the event that hopes to raise over $12,000 for the American Cancer Society.

The 32nd Annual James River Swim is open to the public, but outside participants are asked to raise $100 that will directly benefit the American Cancer Society. No pre-registration is necessary, but participants are asked to show up early to sign in.

Also on Saturday, members of the William and Mary swimming and diving teams will be at the Kiwanis Shrimp Feast at the Williamsburg 4-H Club to help work the food lines and assist with the set up and cleaning up afterwards. Many of the donors to the James River Swim are Kiwanis Club members, and as a thanks to them, the Tribe will work at the Shrimp Feast as a token of its appreciation.