June 27, 2020
Hey, Lightning Swim families!
Coach Gibb and Coach Alex have been very pleased with how everyone is handling our return to practice. We’re sure you’re all hoping to get back to racing soon. There are a lot of folks in the swimming world working on the question of how we do that, but in the meantime, we’ll keep training and preparing. Since we have to focus on training right now, we want to make our daily practices a bit more interesting and we want to incentivize everyone to stay on top of their dryland workouts. For those reasons and more, we've created an NTC Aquatics Team in the Swim Across America Coast 2 Coast Challenge!
Swim Across America is an organization which has raised over $100 million dollars for cancer research through swimming fundraiser events. In this Coast 2 Coast Challenge we will join the Swim Across America cause and we’ll track our swimming mileage to see if we can make it all the way across the US as a team!
Each interested swimmer should join the NTC Aquatics team on Swim Across America website and pay the $25 (additional donations are optional and welcome). For each swimmer who joins in, the coaches will tally up our swim mileage each week. You can also get credit/mileage for other activities, so we’ll also ask you to track your workouts away from the pool. Send your total minutes of other activities each Sunday via email to Coach Alex. He’ll then send our totals to Swim Across America. From there we'll see how quickly we can add up the 7,686 miles to cross the country. Coaches, swimmers and parents are all welcome to help us as we compete against many other swim teams across the US in this race!
Swimmers, parents, and coaches are all welcome to join in. In addition to the chance at a bit of competition, and the opportunity to raise money for cancer research, each participant will receive a t-shirt for the challenge. Let’s see how fast we can make it to LA, Bolts!