Start the year with THE 2010 JANUARY JAM:

Training for a big swim? Need to get back into Channel shape? Hope to be ready for your six (ten) hour qualifier swim? Want to have a throw-down with the Jersey Gang? Join in the fun!

On January 1st JANUARY JAM participants from all over the world will track their yardage for the entire month to see who can “jam” the most yards into 31 days.
The St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation’s January Jam: MS Plunge for Parcells was created to promote fitness through swimming while raising money for the Dave Parcells MS Fund.

In 2007, Dave Parcells passed away suddenly at the age of 49 while doing what he loved: swimming the Tampa Bay Marathon. Dave was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and had a dream to set up a fund to support MS patients and their families with expenses not covered by insurance as they undergo treatment for MS. This event will help realize his goal and at the same time present a challenge Dave would have enjoyed --to jam as much yardage as possible into one month.

The 2009 January Jam was exciting to watch as Laura Colette set a new high water mark with 508,858 yards. The Jam brought many swimmers back to the pool and helped others buckle down into a training regimen. In 2009, at least twenty-two participants swam premier marathon swims including the English Channel, Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, Swim Across the Sound, and Catalina Channel.

Many participants dedicated their efforts to friends and family fighting and living with MS. We look forward to having you all back. So get ready!

Dynoswim has generously donated their expertise and website to host the 2010 January Jam event. Dynoswim is a top swim workout and resource site for swimmers. Whether you're a coach, a lifelong recreational swimmer, an age-grouper, triathlete, Masters or marathon swimmer, Dynoswim will have the workouts to suit your goals and abilities, enabling you to track your distance, and even share your workouts with other swimmers.

Experienced Channel swimmers around the world like Marcy MacDonald will be adding and sharing workouts specifically for the JANUARY JAM and marathon preparation.

The January Jam is international. The entry fee is $25 (US$) and can be paid with a major credit card.
All collected entrance and sponsorship fees will benefit the Dave Parcells MS Fund, which supports MS patients and families with expenses and therapy programs not covered by insurance.

To find out more and register, please go to

Thanks for your support, have fun and we’ll see you in the (virtual) pool! Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday.
Warmest regards,The Jam Team
(Liz, Kristen, Josh and Dean)