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Swim Across America Challenge

 

Dear Bellevue Club Swim Team Families,

We are excited to participate in the 2017 Swim Across America challenge to raise money for cancer awareness and research benefiting the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance as a team on Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

Below is the link to join BCST team and begin your fundraising goals.  As a team, we have a minimum fundraising goal of $5,000.  Each individual participant has a minimum fundraising goal of $300.  The following website makes it easy to send emails to your friends and family as well as track our team goals and progress.

http://www.swimacrossamerica.org/site/TR/OpenWater/Seattle?team_id=19370&pg=team&fr_id=4375

From this link, click JOIN TEAM in light blue on the right hand side.  It will direct you through the steps of joining the team.  There is a $50 fee to participate, which goes towards your fundraising goal of $300.  Please take the time to set up your personal page and email your request to friends and families for donations.  It is very easy!

Details of the event to help make your decision to commit to this rewarding fundraiser.

When: Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Where: Mercer Island, Luther Burbank Swim Beach at 6:00AM
What: 1/2 mile, 1 mile or 2 mile open water swim.  New this year is a pool relay if you are not interested in open water swimming.
Requirements: Each participant must be 11 years old to participate.  Parents and Coaches are welcome to join!

Head Coach Andrew has required that all high school participants only enter the 2-mile event.  All other participants can choose the length of swim that fits your individual needs.  Coach Andrew has agreed to offer this event in lieu of regular Saturday practice should you choose to participate.  There will be regular scheduled BCST practice for non-participants.

Please visit swimacrossamerica.org for additional information.  Each swimmer is responsible for transportation and supervision to, from and during the event.  Although this is a team event, it is not hosted or sponsored by the Bellevue Club Swim Team or the Boosters.

Let's work towards 100% participation!  And even try to get our coaches to swim, too!
We are excited to kick off the 2017-2018 swim season with such an awesome event that gives back to the community.  We are looking forward to a great event for a wonderful cause.  We will have incentives and prizes for swimmers that raise the most money (more details to follow).

If you have any questions, please contact Jana Arnold, BCST Social Chair, via email jana.arnold@comcast.net.  Thank you!  GO BCST!!!

BCST Boosters