Swim A Thon

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Swim A Thon Monday, February 11th!

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USSC Parents,

Please take a moment to declare if your swimmer will attend the Swim-A-Thon event.  This event will take place on Monday, February 11th, 2019.  This is our final push of the season to make our fundraising goals!  As a reminder, all families in the club must fundraise $200 prior to February 15th.  If you are unsure of your fundraising balance to date (February 16, 2018 – present), please reach out to USSC’s Fundraising Chair, Rick Rush at:fundraising.ussc@gmail.com.

Swim-A-Thon schedule for Monday, February 11th:

SRP @ Stoney: 3:30-5:00pm

SRD/SRC @ Eisenhower: 7:00-8:30pm

Novice @ Stoney in Diving Well: 5:00-7:00pm

AG 1/2 @ Stoney: 5:00-7:00pm

INT 1/2 & Junior @ Stoney: 6:30-8:00pm

*Families with athletes in both sessions, please just pick one session for the entire family to attend.

**Senior Groups will have organized practices and do not need a counter.

Goals for each group:

Novice 1: 50 (lengths in the diving well)
Novice 2: 70 (lengths in the diving well)
Intermediate 1: 100
Intermediate 2: 125
Junior: 150
Age Group 1: 175
Age Group 2: 200
SRC, SRD, SRP: 200

What To Bring:

  • A family member to record laps; senior groups excluded
  • Pen and paper
  • Camp chair
  • Novice, Junior, and Intermediate swimmers can use fins and kickboards
  • Pizza and sport drinks will be provided for swimmers after they’ve completed their swim a thon!



  • Pledge envelopes/forms can be found on top of the filing cabinet at Stoney’s pool.
  • Pledges are due Friday, February 15th. Cash and checks accepted: please make checks payable to USSC. 
  • Pledges can be turned in at the Swim-A-Thon or in the Swim-A-Thon folder located in the top drawer of the filing cabinet.
  • If you are unsure of your fundraising balance to date (February 16, 2018 – present), this information will be available at the Check-In and Check-Out tables or you may reach out to USSC’s Fundraising Chair, Rick Rush at:fundraising.ussc@gmail.com.
  • Pledges DO count towards your mandatory fundraising goals of $200.00 per family. 

Top pledges

The top 3 swimmers who have collected the most pledges and turned all pledges in by the due date of February 15th will receive the following:

            First Place: USSC warm up or parka courtesy of Making Waves

            Second Place: Speedo backpack courtesy of Making Waves

            Third Place: USSC mystery gift bag

Winners will be announced on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

Check-In & Check- Out: 

  • Please be sure your swimmer checks in at the table located in the Hall outside of the pool. 
  • Swimmers also need you to check out so we can record how many lengths they completed and to hand out their participation prize. 



What is Swim-a-Thon? 

Swim-a-Thon is a fundraiser where participants earn money for their team by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers have a two-hour period to swim a maximum of 200 lengths. Participants get pledges from businesses, family and neighbors prior to the Swim-a-Thon event. Swim-a-Thon is trademarked by USA Swimming.



Why should my swimmer participate in Swim-a-thon? 

It’s a fun day of swimming and achieving goals!

It’s a great way to help meet your fundraising goals!

Everyone receives a participation prize! 

Raffle drawings done for USSC items!


What are my goals?

Swimmers have a two-hour period in which to swim as many lengths as they can in their time slot.  Swimmers are not required to swim the entire 2 hour time period, they may take breaks, and use equipment (except Senior groups-no equipment).  There is no minimum amount of lengths or minimum fundraising that your swimmer is committed to, but this is a great way for each swimmer to challenge themselves at this team event.  This is a fun event for swimmers to set goals and see if they can reach them.


When are pledges/donations due?
Pledge forms are available on the top of the file cabinet at Stoney Creek High School pool.

You and your swimmer will be responsible to collect pledges and submit them to the club by February 15, 2019.  Pledges not turned in at the Swim-A-Thon can be placed in the Swim-A-Thon folder located in the top drawer of the family filing cabinet.  Checks should be made payable to USSC.  The full amount raised by your swimmer(s) will be credited to your family fundraising account.  Pledges turned-in after February 15th, 2019 will not be credited to the current fundraising season.  Late donations will be credited to the 2019-2020 fundraising season.


More questions?

PLEASE CONTACT Heather Schram at schrammy73@gmail.com  (SRP parent to Dylan Schram)