The Minnetonka Anchor Club is a 501(c3) non-profit entity; donations are tax deductible.

Fundraising and Donations

The annual Swim-A-Thon and running meets are the primary fundraisers for Minnetonka Anchor Club. In 2012, we will add a fundraising dinner to help support Minnetonka Aquatics.

Look for details of these events as they are made available.

We welcome any contribution, large or small. To donate please contact Bob Houghton at or fill out a pledge form and send to Bob at the indicated address.


Funding Aquatics Programs and Projects

In addition to its initial pledge of $150,000 and ongoing $20,000 annual commitment for development of the MME Aquatics facility, The Minnetonka Anchor Club raises funds to support further development of the districts pools and facilities as well as purchases of equipment, training for coaches, and scholarships for students and participants. 

To date, the Minnetonka Anchor Club has provided the following donations and grants.

Original Pledge: Anchor Club Fulfills Pool Pledge One Year Early 

Donation to School District to meet $150,000 Capital Pledge

Cash Donations made to School District from March 2009 through June 2010


Donations of net meet fees collected directly by Minnetonka Swim Club through June 2010


Total Capital Donations to District


Original Capital Pledge


Outstanding Balance




The following grants have been made by Anchor Club (Excludes donations to District for Capital Pledge).

Minnetonka Swim Club/Coaches



Grant to fund expenses associated with coaches attendance at national swim meet convention in 8/10


Minnetonka Swim Club



Grant to fund the purchase of specialized swim video equipment used in training


Minnetonka High School Swim/Dive Team



Grant to partially fund expenses associated with the team's season-end banquet, DVDs, and stat (memory) book  


Total grants to date






The Minnetonka Anchor Club will fund $2,000 in scholarships for Learn-to-Swim in the next year.

To apply for a grant or scholarship, please call 950-401-5225 contact Ben Bartell, Director of Minnetonka Aquatics (grants) or Aimee Hukill, Learn-To-Swim Coordinator (scholarships).