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Swim Across America 2019

The Cause

If you’re looking for the feel-good event of the summer, mark your calendars for August 24th, 2019 at Jetties Beach.  Swim Across America is a national organization that benefits the various local communities in which the swim events are hosted. The Nantucket swim is headed into its seventh year on the island and proceeds will support cancer care treatment and patient care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Palliative and Supportive Care on Nantucket. Through the efforts of SAA – Nantucket, residents and visitors alike can receive outstanding cancer treatment and support on the island.    


The Logistics

This year’s event will kick off at Jetties Beach at 8am.  It is always a wonderful, community event that is sure to make you appreciate your friends, family and this beautiful island.    

Join hundreds of swimmers, including Olympians. at a gorgeous venue for a day to remember. Choose from a 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, 1 mile or Kids’ Splash option, or take part in the 4-mile distance on August 17th.  I’ll be swimming in both events and Team Fisher is already busy fundraising.  

If you aren’t a swimmer, don’t worry.  There are plenty of volunteer opportunities or you can just come down to observe and support Nantucket.   

To learn more about this landmark event this summer, click here.    

Team Fisher’s Fundraising Page 

Jennifer Shalley Allen

Jen first stepped foot on the shores of Nantucket while working a summer job at the White Elephant while studying at the University of Virginia. It wasn’t until 2008, after having spent six years in the financial sector at Citigroup and then Wachovia, that she was drawn back to the island more permanently. Since that time, Jen has worked on an impressive array of real estate transactions exceeding $240 million. This includes, among others, two of the island’s largest and most complex vacant land transfers, several commercial transactions, and many single-family home sales, from high-end residential estates to lender-owned asset dispositions. Capitalizing on her extensive background in finance and market knowledge, Jen is well known for her unparalleled “Nantucket Real Estate Report,” an in-depth monthly market commentary and analysis that has been quoted by CNBC and The Boston Globe.

When not showing properties or researching the Nantucket real estate market, Jen can be found volunteering with Swim Across America Nantucket, a local fundraising event for cancer treatment and patient care at Nantucket Cottage Hospital or sitting on committees for other Nantucket nonprofits. She loves traveling, spending time outdoors with husband Mike and lab Sammy, and is an avid runner, cyclist and triathlete.