Abuela Swim 4/29/17



April 29th


Dear TIBU families,

Abuela’s Swim:  A Swim for ALS:  The Hydro-sonic Tiburones Booster Club will host the 6th Abuela’s Swim on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Montgomery College – Rockville to raise money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” in honor of Coach Jorge’s mother, Rosa Mercedes Silva, who passed away in 2009.  Through the hard work of TIBU parents, coaches and swimmers, the team has raised over $62,000 to date!   

The event has two components, a swim and a silent auction.  Each swimmer raises pledges and then participates in Abuela’s Swim on April 29th at MC-Rockville.  During Abuela’s Swim, there is also a silent auction of baskets from the swim groups and of individual donations.  We also collect sponsors ahead of time (Gold, Silver and Bronze).  All proceeds will go to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research and to assist a local family currently dealing with a loved one with ALS.

Registration for Abuela’s Swim is now open!  Each swimmer who registers will receive a free bag tag.  Registration is $10 per swimmer.  The registration form can be given to Coach Jorge, Coach Nathan or mailed to the Hydro-Sonic Tiburones office.  Swimmers ask their coach what their swimming goal should be for the event and write that number down at the top of their Pledge Sheet.  Then swimmers ask their friends, neighbors, and family members to sponsor them.   As swimmers get sponsors, they need to write down each sponsor’s information in their Pledge Sheet AND collect the money at that time.  Any swimmer who raises $25 or more will receive a free T-shirt.  The top 2 swimmers regardless of age group who have raised the most will receive a swim bag filled with t-shirts and other swim gear. 

The registration form, pledge form, information sheet and tax receipt for donations are provided here.  

Abuela’s Swim Group Baskets:  The parent coordinators for each swim group(s) listed below will be contacting you regarding donations for the basket for the silent auction.  Lori Forcey is the overall basket coordinator.

Azul and Celeste Plus:  Dorothy Herman – Baking Basket

 Celeste:  Stephanie Epstein – Family Fun Night

HSP:  Paulette Judge – Gift Card

 Verde:  Maria Fotiu  – Happy Hour/Wine Lovers

 Junior Development:  MJ Kissel

 Stroke and Advanced Clinic:  Lori Forcey – Rainy Day

Other Ways to help:

Individual Donations:  If you or someone you know would like to make a donation to the auction, simply fill out the Donations form.  

Corporate Sponsors:  If you own a company or know someone who would like to sponsor Abuela’s Swim, please fill out the Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities form.  Corporate Sponsorship Form



Registration Form

Pledge Form

Introduction Letter

Corporate Sponsorship Form

Tax Receipt 






The Boosters,

Maureen Milano, President

Adam Marks, Treasurer

Lori Forcey, Secretary