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who we are

John Schwartz & Kurt Schwartz

32, 28

United States

their journey

John and Kurt stand committed to ride the seas, to challenge themselves and to inspire those around them to do the same. This race isn’t just a challenge to be the fastest, the strongest and most capable boat across the Atlantic Ocean. For us, two brothers hailing from the United States, this race is a challenge for everyone who has followed a dream, a challenge to give back and help provide an opportunity for others to follow theirs.

their charity

Roughly four years ago, their close friend Jeremy Hill passed away at the age of 43 after a prolonged battle with melanoma. He was a person of true character and generosity who was always giving back.

They’ve chosen to row for one of Jeremy’s favorite organizations, The Samfund. The Samfund supports young adults who are recovering from the financial burden of cancer treatment, and they provide a permanent grant in Jeremy’s name every year. Money raised will directly benefit the Jeremy Hill Memorial Grant as well as The Samfund’s general grants program.

team activity

Below you will find all the latest activity from this team’s social media pages and blogs.