WATERVILLE, Maine -- Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. the Colby College swimming and diving teams will join several hundred collegiate, high school, and club swimming teams across the nation and abroad to celebrate the 11th Annual Ted Mullin “Leave it in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research.
Colby was one of the 15 original teams to participate in the Hour of Power’s inaugural year in 2006. The event has now grown to over 170 teams and more than 8,000 athletes in recent years. Participating swim teams engage in continuous relays of any stroke for a full hour of all-out swimming.
Each summer, the university also hosts Ted Mullin Fund scholars, offering four Hour of Power participants an opportunity to advance their interest in science and cancer biology by spending 10 weeks in a laboratory under the mentorship of a pediatric cancer researcher within the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Chicago Medicine.