KISU Albatross Mega Swim
Are you an ALBATROSS?
An albatross is a bird that?s known for flying great distances without taking any breaks. It also happens to be the nickname for Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps because of his incredible wing span. This makes this bird the perfect mascot for our annual long distance swim event on December 1 - the KISU Albatross Mega Swim!
First and foremost, this event is about testing our mental and
physical limits as swimmers are challenged to go a full 5 km in
under 2 hours. Swimmers in Juniors through to Academy will try the
full distance on Friday between 3:30 and 7:30 pm. When you are not
in the pool, you can help count laps for your fellow swimmers. (Our
mini-squad swimmers will also participate and do their best during
practice that week.)
As an added challenge, this year's Mega Swim will feature a 24-hour relay challenge where a number of our Academy swimmers will form relay teams and push each other to swim for 24 hours or 100 km, whichever comes first.
How does our fundraiser work?
In addition to marking our progress in the pool, we also rely on this event for fundraising for the club. This year's fundraiser is similar to ones we have done in the past - swimmers receive pledges and donations from family members, friends, neighbors, and local businesses. Each swimmer is asked to raise a minimum of $100 towards our club goal of $10,000. You can use our online donation tool or collect cash and cheques. Please find the cash/cheque donation form attached to the event to print out and use. **When entering cash/cheque donations on to your swimmer's fundraising account, please total all cash/cheque donations and enter as a single donation entry. All offline donations will be verified once received by KISU.
What's in it for swimmers?
Aside from the glory of achieving something that very few can and contributing to a club you love, this event is lots of fun! We will have music, food, and of course, prizes!
Everyone who participates in the swim and raises the minimum donation will receive a new KISU Albatross Megaswim swim cap - sure to become a must have for all swimmers.
More information about the event will be shared in the weeks leading up. In the mean time, go ahead and start your fundraising. We are looking forward to everyone's help, support, and participation!