March 10, 2021
Hello AquaKids SHARKS Swimmers and Families,
We are very excited to announce that The SoFlo 500 will be happening on April 9th-10th, 2021 at the SoFlo pool and April 10th at our pool at Westminster! The SoFlo 500 is a lap-a-thon fundraiser where SoFlo and AquaKids swimmers will help to raise money by attempting to swim 500 miles in 21 hours as a team! This is our only fundraiser of the year and we hope this challenge will help our SoFlo Booster Club raise money for our annual graduating senior scholarships (27 Seniors this year), purchase new Timing pads and Timing System Equipment as well as new Dryland Equipment for BOTH of our training sites (Pembroke Pines site and AKS site). We will also donate a percentage of the proceeds to the family of Laura Schwartzenberger, an FBI Agent who was recently killed in the line of duty on February 2nd, 2021, leaving behind a husband and 2 children. Laura generously donated her time in the past to help SoFlo raise awareness of Safe Sport and keeping our athletes safe. We will also donate a percentage of the proceeds to Feeding South Florida to help give back to those struggling in our community at this time. The SoFlo (South Florida Aquatic Club) SHARKS is the competitve team that we are associated with and compete with when attending USA Swimming sanctioned competitions!
We will have some preparation to do before we formally launch our campaign on March 15th. You will receive an email with a link to Snap-Raise.com which is the fundraising platform that we will be using along with further instructions on how to sign up.
In the meantime, please SAVE THE DATE. Most swimmers will want to swim for the maximum two hour slot but we will also have 15 min, 30 min, 45 min, and 1 hour slots so that EVERYONE (all levels from Angel up to and including our Whale/Basking SHARKS) on our team can participate no matter the age/ability. This will be a total team effort (coaches and masters included). We will tally the miles to see if our SoFlo SHARKS swimmers can rise to the challenge of swimming 500 miles in 21 hours!
If you have any questions, please see me at the pool!
Coach Lou and The SOFLO Booster Club (officially known as the Comets Swim Team Booster Club)