(this is a team hosted event)
Here are the official tallies.... so far! 100 is 4 lengths. 5000 is 200 lengths. E.g. If a child swam 2600 yards, they swam 104 lengths. RSVPs are due today, Friday. Money and pledges are due by party start time!
In alphabetical order:
|Katie Mae Kaelin||4600|
...more to come! If you have not RSVPed and plan to come to the pizza party, please do so ASAP. I will extend the deadline by one day. We need to know that you're coming!
The official page for USA Swimming SWIM-A-THON - Swim-A-Thon is a fundraiser in which participants earn money for their team by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers have a two-hour period to swim a maximum of 200 lengths. Participants get pledges from businesses, family, neighbors, etc. prior to swimming. Some choose to get pledges and money prior to swimming while others get pledges per length and collect the money following the Swim-A-Thon. With over 500 Swim-A-Thons conducted each year nationwide, this program has proven itself over and over again as a successful method of raising funds for teams.
The exciting benefits of this program are that Swim-A-Thon is not only an excellent fundraiser, but also an opportunity for teams to combine swimming and a social event. Additionally, Swim-A-Thon can boost team spirit and increase community awareness of the team.
The Minneapolis YWCA Otters Swim Club will host its first SWIM-A-THON in 3+ years. Swimmers will have Wednesday and Thursday practices to swim laps for pledges from their friends, family and community (we do not recommend door-to-door asks). They have until then to collect pledges and/or money, and must turn both in before the Holidazzle Pizza & Pool Party, December 18th.
Make-up dates are Friday, December 17th (we will reserve two lanes for people who missed the previous days) and Saturday 18th 8:30-10am practice.
Swimmers must participate in the SWIM-A-THON and raise some amount of money in order to be admitted into the Holidazzle Pizza and Pool Party.