Swim-4-Funz 2016-2017

November 10, 2016 (05:00 PM) - November 10, 2016 (08:30 PM)
November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016
(this is a team hosted event)


The Breakers Swim-4-Funz 2016


The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA Breakers swimming is participating in a fundraiser. The SWIM-4-FUNdz event offers the swimmers the opportunity to work for their own training equipment, awards, and activities. This is a very fun event that incorporates the swimmers and the parents. During the event, refreshments and snacks will be served to counters and swimmers.  All of our Breakers swimmers from Swim School to National are encouraged and welcomed to participate.

Event Date/Time

Swim-4-Fundz date: November 10, 2016 (Thursday)  
Times: Swim School 5:00 – 5:30 PM
  Developmental 5:30 – 6:30 PM
  Juniors and Seniors 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Donation Due Date: December 2nd  
Event Wrap up Party: Dec. 17, 2016 After Home Meet


This event takes place of practice on November 10th and note the times are DIFFERENT than normal practice times for some groups.

Here’s how SWIM-4-FUNdz works:  Our swimmers get pledges from family and friends, and will swim for a total of 1 ½  hours for Junior and Senior Groups or 60 mins for Developmental or 30 mins for Swim School to raise money for the team.  Along the way, the swimmers have a chance to win prizes!  Our team fundraising goal is $5,000!!  

Pledges may be made either “per length” or as a flat donation with a suggested minimum of $50. 

Option 1: Swimmers can find sponsors by having the sponsor donate a set amount of money or the sponsor can donate money per length. The swimmer will then swim for the allotted time to gain money for the team. The swimmers will then gather the amount of money and turn it into the team.

Average Lengths 8 & Under Low  20 High 80
  9-10 Low  30 High  150
  11-12 Low 40 High  175
  13 and Older Low 75 High 210

Option 2: Families may donate a “suggested family contribution” ($50.00) and participate in the event.

All donations must be received by: December 2nd, 2016 (Friday) to be prize eligible. 

Why participate?  You

  • the team earn needed equipment,
  • ..get a Goody Bag and chance to win prizes,
  • ..set a personal Swim Goal and earn CANDY per lap on Event Night,
  • ..include family and friends in your AMAZING SPORT!
TOP 3 Contribution earners win SPECIAL PRIZES! 
(1st place selects, then 2nd place, then 3rd place select from the above.)
Team Parka
Wireless Headphones
Rio Delux 5 position folding chair backpack


Swimmers will swim for a total of 1 ½  hours for Junior and Senior Groups or 60 mins for Developmental or 30 mins for Swim School. The maximum amount of lengths a swimmer is allowed to swim is 200. For example: If the swimmer swims 150 lengths and the sponsor donates 50 cents, the total amount due is $75.00.


All Breaker swimmers are encouraged to participate in the fundraiser, but are not required to find a lap sponsor. Families may turn in a flat “suggested family contribution”. Participation may include gathering sponsors and swimming the lengths for 1 ½  hours (J & S) or one hour (D) or 30 mins (SS). We will have a make-up swim date on Tuesday, November 8th during regular scheduled practice times.


Please turn in pledge form along with contributions

for family credit no later than

Friday, December 2nd, 2016.

(Swimmers can turn in envelopes with their payments and pledge forms inside to the Front Desk at the Y)

Families encouraged to provide counters. Check out event sign up on the Breakers web site ( One person may count for more than one swimmer.


If you have any questions, please see a PAC FR CHAIR person Shelley Drew, or Coach Zoe at the pool.  Thanks in advance for your help with making our SWIM-4-FUNdz event a success!!!

Sign up for Job Tasks are segmented by Swim Group - make sure to sign up for the right swim group.

Hard copy packets are going to be at the pool/with the coach starting early NOV.  All contributions must be CASH or CHECK