Join the Bishop O'Connell Swim and Dive team on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for our first annual Swim-A-Thon to support cystic fibrosis (CF) research and programming at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. Swim a minimum of 200 lengths of the pool and help us fundraise for this incredible cause. Even if you cannot make the actual event, please consider participating in our fundraising effort by making a gift today.

Bishop O'Connell High School has a longstanding history of supporting cystic fibrosis research, awareness, and programming through the school's annual Superdance marathon, raising more than $4.8 million since our first dance in 1976. In addition, our team has had several swimmers, divers, friends, and family members with CF that have directly benefitted from this funding over the years. The coaches, swimmers, and divers are proud to offer this inaugural Swim-A-Thon to support the Johns Hopkins Cystic Fibrosis Center—one of the best pediatric pulmonary programs in the entire country and a place where several of our swimmers have received care. 

Help us become lead fundraisers at O'Connell and blow our goal of $15,000 out of the water!

To support a specific fundraising team with a gift, select that team and make your gift using the "Give Now" button. If you wish to join a fundraising team, select the team you would like to join, below. Once on the appropriate team page, select the Ambassador tab and sign up as an Ambassador.

To make a gift by check, send it to the address below and include a note that your gift is in support of the Bishop O'Connell Swimming CF Lap-a-thon and indicate the fundraising team you would like to benefit. 


ATTN: Michael Cheslock

Johns Hopkins Children's Center

750 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1700

Baltimore, MD 21202


What is cystic fibrosis?

CF is a life-threatening disorder that causes long-lasting infections or damage to the lungs, digestive system, and other organs. There is currently no cure for CF. With our help, our partners at Johns Hopkins Children's Center are continually improving ways to understand and treat the disease, ultimately saving more lives. 

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