One of our biggest and most fun fundraisers of the year is the annual swim-a-thon! It is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30th at your child’s regular swim time and a lucky person(s) gets to accompany them poolside to track and cheer them on while the music is playing underwater on the speakers.
Kick off your fundraising efforts by asking your family, friends and co-workers and use the pledge form to keep track of donations. Donations can be made as a lump sum, flat-rate amount OR they can choose to donate per length. The athletes will have one full hour to swim as many lengths as they can (a length is from one end of the pool to the other = 25m; 2 lengths = 1 lap).
While we encourage all our athletes to push themselves, our youngest members may opt to use a flutter board for part of the event. Also, a tracking sheet will be provided at the event for the counters to use to keep track of the lengths.
All children will need to have a volunteer on deck for the duration of the event on Tuesday, January 30th to track the number of lengths they swim.
Pledge sheets, and any funds already collected, can be brought to the event (donations placed ‘by length’ can be collected in the week after the swim-a-thon when the total lengths swam is known) and turned in to a coach, the Treasurer or a Board member.
Things to remember:
- Please arrive a few minutes early so they can be ready to start when the hour timer begins.
- Water bottles on deck are strongly encouraged.
- Counters can bring a foldable chair to sit on while on deck.
- Counters are encouraged to cheer on the athletes!
Coaches track athlete’s results year-to-year to note the improvement.
See you at the pool!