Swim-A-Thon Letter Writing Breakfast

March Letter Writing Breakfast

Good afternoon WEST families,

This is a reminder that we have our annual Swim-A-Thon Letter Writing party Saturday, March 3rd for all team groups!  Below is all the info you'll need to start your 2018 fundraising off with a bang:


What is Swim-A-Thon?

Every year, swim teams across the nation host a fundraiser, SwimAThon, during which the kids swim 200 laps (or for 2hrs, whichever comes first) and solicit donations from family, friends, and local businesses for their teams.  The fundraiser is put on in part by USA Swimming, so 95% of proceeds go directly to our WEST team and 5% goes to USAS.


WEST's 2018 SwimAThon will be on Friday, April 13th for Senior and Senior Elite and on Saturday, April 14th for Explore, Discover, Challenge, and Accelerate.


What is a Letter Writing Party?

In March of every year, WEST hosts a breakfast in the gym for all team swimmers.  We provide sample letters, envelopes, and postage stamps for swimmers to solicit donations from family, friends, and local business and we ask that each swimmer send out a minimum of 10 letters.   Swimmers can ask people to send/donate directly to WEST in their name or sponsor them per lap (ex: 10c per  lap = $20!)


Please be sure to have your swimmer bring a list of names and addresses for their letters.  One swimmer from each group who prepares the most letters on Saturday will win a prize!


Each group will have Saturday practice, then eat breakfast and write letters on this schedule:


Senior & Senior Elite: Swim 7-8am / Letter Writing:


Explore & Discover: Swim 8-9am / Letter Writing:
Challenge & Accelerate: Swim 8-10am / Letter Writing:


Please note that this event is for WEST team swimmers and is not intended to be a family breakfast. Our hospitality team of parents will be serving breakfast and helping swimmers to address their letters properly.  If you're interested in helping out, contact Janet Kim .


Have questions?  Feel free to email at or talk with me at the pool.


Tim Senholtz

WEST Coast Aquatics

Head Age Group Coach/Lessons Manager