GATORS SWIM FOR MILES CHALLENGE
The Grosse Pointe Gators Swim Club will be hosting the Gators Swim for Miles Challenge on Saturday, June 9 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Grosse Pointe South Pool. The proceeds of this event will help offset increases in pool rental fees, equipment for our swimmers, as well as other expenses that have increased over the past year.
Anyone can participate for the Gators Swim for Miles Challenge! Participants will be raising money/donating money to enter the events. The events will be in increments of one-mile swims. Participants may swim up to 10 miles. The mile swims may also be completed in a relay format by multiple swimmers. We will be scheduling the miles to begin every hour on the hour. Swimmers may come in 30 minutes early to warm-up. Masters swimmers may participate as well!
One of the events will be a competition for the fastest one-mile swim. We will have prizes for the fastest swimmers in both girls and boys in the following age groups 10 & Under, 11-12, 13-14, and 15 & Over. Relays will not be included in this competition. Only individual swimmers will be eligible. You may swim more than one mile if you choose to before or after you compete in the one-mile timed competition. Winners will receive a pair of Arena goggles.
The minimum donation for each swim are as follows:
$50 per mile – This level includes one t-shirt for the swimmer or relay team. Any equipment or relay style (these will not be eligible for the timed mile competition) can be used. You can swim more than one mile, but increases must be in increments of a mile (2 miles, 3 miles etc.).
$200 Five Mile Swim– Upon completing the 5-mile swim individual swimmers will receive a special long sleeve t-shirt indicating they completed this challenge. During the 5-mile swim, swimmers may take breaks after each mile swim and each mile can be done in different ways. The 5-mile swim may be done as a relay with up to 4 people. Relay swims will not be eligible for an award and will only receive one t-shirt.
$300 Ten Mile Swim – Upon completing the 10-mile individual swim swimmers will receive a special hoodie indicating they completed this challenge. During the 10-mile swim, swimmers may take breaks after each mile swim and each mile can be done in different ways. The 10-mile swim may be done as a relay with up to 4 people. Relay swims will not be eligible for award and will only receive one t-shirt.
The first 10 swimmers that register for the 5 or 10 Mile swims (and complete) will receive an Arena Duffle Bag!
FIVE and TEN-mile swimmers need to register by Tuesday, May 30th.
$100 Sponsor a coach to swim a mile – The coach is permitted to swim the mile anyway they like. A coach can be sponsored to swim multiple miles.
Additional t-shirts will be available for pre-order for $12. The deadline for t-shirt orders is Tuesday, May 30th. Order forms will be sent out soon.
Your support is appreciated and with your help we will make this a very successful fund-raising event!
To register for the challenge, go to Team Functions (same place as meets are listed) and click on edit commitment just like you would do to sign up for a meet. Then click your name and commit yes to participate. VERY IMPORTANT!!! In the NOTES BOX please put what event (distance) your swimmer would like to do and if it is a relay. If it is a relay, please indicate who else the relay is with. Also, please list what times you are NOT available. We will schedule their times based on what you give to us. If nothing is indicated, we will assume that you can swim at any time. 10-mile swims will begin at 8:00 am. 5-mile swims most likely will also begin early as well, depending how many people want to do that challenge.