Tsunami has always been more than just a swim team; it is a thriving community of caring, supportive individuals that are active in the community. Since 1998, Tsunami swimmers have raised more than $56,000 for organizations combating hate and violence, supporting people living with AIDS/HIV, and fighting breast cancer. Among the organizations the team has supported are Shanti, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center, Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, Project Open Hand, Bay Area Young Positives, UCSF AIDS Health Project, and Positive Resource.
At the 2005 Pacific Masters Swimming Championships, Tsunami was recognized for its efforts following the devastating in Southeast Asia tsunami in December 2004. There was an audible gasp by the crowd when it was announced that Tsunami had raised more than $20,000 for disaster relief efforts through a city-wide swim-a-thon. The recognition underscored our dual commitment to excellence in the pool and service to our community.