OCST Sponsors
Swim-a-Thon Saturday April the 14th


What/When is the Swim-a-Thon? It is OCST’s only fundraising event, and it involves all of our swimmers coming in on Saturday, April 14th to swim up to 200 laps, or as many as they can in 2 hours. Swimmers solicit pledges from friends, family and local businesses, even doctors and dentists, to sponsor them in their goal to swim 200 laps. All swimmers in squads Novice through Performance are required to participate and raise a minimum of $100. Funds raised benefit all Oregon City Swim Team members by helping support our coaching staff, provide critical funds for the facilities we use, purchase dry land equipment and other equipment we need to practice and compete.

Volunteer opportunities About 4-6 volunteers will be needed to help with the Donation Letter Writing Day on April 4th, and another 6-10 we be needed to help coordinate and run the Pancake Breakfast on April 14th. Also, on Saturday after the breakfast we will be honoring all those swimmers who earned the “Pie in your Coach’s face” Prize last year, and we’ll need a few parents to organize that.) More details below.

Some important dates/events:

  • Wednesday, April 4th from 3-7 PM  - OCST is hosting a Donation Letter Writing Event. Swimmers should bring 10 names/addresses and OCST will provide the letter, envelopes and postage.  This event will take place of dryland, once letters are addressed kids can hit the water.  There will be ice cream for all those who bring in 10 names/addresses. 4-6 Volunteer parents will be needed to help guide the swimmers through the process of properly addressing envelopes (and to serve ice cream to all who have ten or more letters to mail).
  • Saturday, April 14th 5:00am - 12:00PM  - SWIM-A-THON and Pancake Breakfast. Swim sessions: 5-7:00 Masters; 7-8:55 Race/Train/Perform/Challenge; 8:55-10:55Novice/Explore/Sprint/Fitness.  Each swimmer will need to be accompanied by someone to count their laps.  After their 2 hour session, a delicious pancake breakfast will be provided outside on the patio.  We’ll need a crew of about 6-10 for prepping and serving the breakfast, and 3-4 griddles for cooking the pancakes cooking, and set-up/tear down.


  • Throw a Pie in your Coach’s Face!  – Saturday, April 14th at 12:00pm-12:30pm, we will be honoring all those swimmers who earned enough funds at the Swim-a-Thon last year to throw a pie in their coach’s face! 1-2 Volunteers needed to coordinate.
  • Swim-a-Thon make ups:  Wednesday April 18th 3-6, and Saturday April 21st, 8-11am. Drop in whenever you can during the provided block of time and swim your 2 hours (or as much of it as possible).
  • Wednesday, May 31st  - All monies must be received by OCST in order to be eligible for incentive prizes.