Theo VanderLee Award
Theo VanderLee was a beloved member of the North Shore Nation. He trained and competed in running, open water swimming, and triathlon. But more than that, he was a father. A mentor. A friend. Theo was taken from us too soon by cancer. We miss him.
Each year, we select one North Shore Challenger who is competing in his/her first open water swim event, and who embodies Theo’s competitive spirit and his passion for sport.
2015 – Arjun Krishna
2016 – Sarah MacNaughton
The Team Challenge
The Team Challenge seeks to combine teamwork, fundraising, and speed into a team award. We are calling on all swim teams, masters clubs, open water pods, and triathlon clubs to challenge one another!
When you register, you have the option of including a team name (if you are not competing in the team challenge, this can be left blank.) You will also have the option of setting up a swimmer profile page. This page is also your personal fundraising page. Share your personal page via email and social media. Every dollar raised will contribute 1 point to your team.
Then, on race day, you will compete in one of our three race distances, and will receive GSS points based on your race results. These points will be applied to your team as well.
The average points earned per swimmer for your team – (fundraising pts + GSS points) / # of swimmers – will be your team score. The winning team will receive a team plaque and bragging rights!