Paint the City Blue Supports SWIM Across the Sound

BRIDGEPORT—City of Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim shows the city’s support for St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s Swim Across the Sound with the Paint the City Blue campaign. The mayor will be unveiling this year’s design for the Paint the City Blue banners. The ceremony will be held by McLevy Green at the corner of Bank Street and Broad Street on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 11 a.m. Mayor Ganim will be sharing information about the City’s Banner program, which encourages businesses and individuals to sponsor streetlights in the city with a personalized banner in honor of or in memory of a loved one, with proceeds helping cancer patients in our community.

For more than 33 years, the Swim Across the Sound has taken place and challenged swimmers to swim 15.5 miles from Port Jefferson to Captain’s Cove in Bridgeport. Millions of dollars have been raised that have benefited local cancer patients and their families. St. Vincent’s Medical Center is holding the Swim Marathon as a hybrid event this year. Groups of swimmers will take to the Long Island Sound as part of the live event on August 7, 2021, with a virtual challenge being held August 1 – 31 for anyone to participate from the location of their choice completing the challenge by participating in one or more of their favorite activities, such as running, biking or swimming.


Dianne Auger, Host, Hartford HealthCare Regional Vice President Strategy & Regional Development, Foundation President & CEO

Joe Ganim, Mayor, City of Bridgeport

William Jennings, Hartford HealthCare Fairfield Region President

Ann Gorton, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Emergency Department, Captain of Team ‘Code Blue Fish’


Swim Across the Sound Street Banner Unveiling


Corner of Bank Street and Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604

(Across the street from Margaret E. Morton Government Complex)


Wednesday, July 28 at 11 a.m.


To help raise awareness for the SWIM Marathon, which raises funds to support 44 oncology programs and services and provide financial assistance to cancer patients in our community. Interviews will be available with the speakers after the event.

For more information, please contact: or call 475.210.7308.