The inaugural “Swim for Love: Ken Whitmore Swim for Alzheimer’s Research” will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4 at the Santa Monica College Swim Center, 2225 16th St., Santa Monica.
All donations will benefit the Alzheimer’s Research Fund.
The “Swim for Love” event was started by local resident and longtime beach lifeguard Tony Whitmore, and is named in honor of his late father, accomplished photographer Ken Whitmore.
During a career that spanned decades, Ken Whitmore traveled around the world, from Helsinki, Finland to photograph the military’s Olympic athletes during the Korean War, to Egypt when he was chosen by director Cecil B. DeMille to shoot stills for “The Ten Commandments,” Tony Whitmore said.
Whitmore won a Grammy in 1965 for his album cover for “Jazz Suite on the Mass Texts,” and some TV Guide covers featured his photographs of stars such as Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Barbara Eden and Goldie Hawn.
Information about how to pledge for the swim event on Facebook, http://on.fb.me/fb/fyCfgb, or to sign up to swim, http://bit.ly/eih6my.