Doug Saar has vast experience in open water swimming, having completed the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim on 25 occassions. The Chesapeake Bay Swim is a fundraiser event for the March of Dimes, Chesapeake Bay Trust and also has the Cynthia Earley Scholarship award for students who raise the most funds for the GCBS charities.
Doug Saar is also a World Swimming Masters bronze medalist, a St. Croix 5 mile Coral Reef Swim award winner, and a 3X USMS Top Ten swimmer.
Frederik Hviid (Fred) brings with him the knowledge that comes from having been an Olympic swimming finalist, World Championship bronze medalist, double European Champion, US Open Champion, World Cup Champion and more. Regarded as one of the top individual medley (IM) swimmers of the late 90’s, and a premier distance swimmer in the 1,500 meter free (mile swim), his near perfect stroke and low cadence are ideal for live demonstrations during Swim4Purpose’s swim clinics.
After a full 10 year hiatus from swimming following the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Fred Hviid has been making a comeback as an open water and masters swimmer. Already in his first year of masters competition (2012 calendar season), Fred achieved All-American honors having swum the fastest times in the country in several events and courses (25 meter pool, and 25 yard pools). In August 2014 Fred reset the masters World Record in the 200 meter Backstroke.