Boat loads of family and friends were pool-side on the evening of DATE to witness the Greater New Haven JCC Blue Marlin Swim Team join forces with the JCC's adult Master's Swim group at the 2021 Emma Sundermann Blue Marlins Swimathon. Together the two groups of indomitable swimmers made waves by raising more than $3,300 to benefit the JCC's outstanding aquatics program.
Also on hand, of course, was Pat Sundermann, a staple of the swim community who has served as the Blue Marlins' beloved coach—and inspiration—for more than 25 years. Held annually, the Swimathon honors the memory of Pat’s daughter, Emma, who passed away from a rare infection at just 16 years of age. Emma encompassed what it means to be a Blue Marlin, with her bouyant spirit and her competitive nature that will truly be remembered for many years to come.