The SoFlo 500 - Here we GO!!!

Dear AquaKids Families and Swimmers,

We hope that everyone had a chance to read the previous email about our SoFlo 500 fundraising campaign! It’s happening on April 9-10, 2021 at our Pembroke Pines facility and Saturday, April 10th at Westminster. We will be attempting to swim, as a team, 500 miles in 21 hours in order to raise money for our annual graduating senior scholarships, purchase new Timing pads and Timing System Equipment as well as new Dryland Equipment for BOTH of our training sites (Pembroke Pines and AKS). Each AKS swimmer will have the opportunity to sign up (just prior to the event) for a designated time slot on April 10th and our goal is to count up all the laps from all the swimmers in the different time slots to see if we can reach 500 miles in the 21 hours. 13 and Over SoFlo registered AquaKids swimmers will swim at Pembroke Pines during the night of April 9-10. 12 and Under SoFlo registered swimmers may swim at either site. All SoFlo-AKS are also receiving information directly from the SoFlo Booster (Team Unify Site) Club.


The first step is to for each swimmer (or family) to create their own personal profile on Snap! Raise for the SoFlo 500 Challenge. This needs to be done FIRST before the campaign can go live. This can be accomplished by the following link. It will only take a few minutes to complete.

It will ask the swimmer to enter their First and Last Name, Phone Number, and Group (Select from 10 & Under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, Coaches/Masters/19 & over). You may also add a photo at this point which will help the swimmers campaign.

After creating your profile, it will then ask you to start loading quality email addresses (hopefully 20 quality emails per swimmer or family) Email contacts will not receive anything until after the campaign goes live next week. A good target audience are people like mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends of the family, people from church or other organizations you may belong. No student emails, teachers, or fake emails! These will not help our program!

If you need help setting up the profile, here is the step-by-step video to help.

Once our campaign goes live next week, an email will automatically be sent to the email addresses you entered. We will also then all log back into our profiles and text the campaign out to as many people as possible and share the campaign on social media. The emails, text and social shares will be inviting people to support you in this SoFlo 500 MILE CHALLENGE. Even if people are not able to donate, they can always help by sharing out to their networks. Every bit helps!

We will provide instructions on how to sign up for the designated time slot you wish to swim at a later date. In the meantime, please log into Snap! Raise and start the process of entering emails.

We ALSO want you to know that we picked Snap-Raise because of their Privacy Policy. The company does not have any access to, or ever see, any of the emails you enter. AquaKids, SoFlo and the Booster Club are ALSO not able to see any of the emails that you enter. Snap-Raise does not sell any information and once our campaign is over your email contacts will not hear from the SoFlo 500 Challenge or Snap-Raise again.

Once again, we thank you for your dedication and we are excited to watch our SoFlo team rise to the challenge of swimming 500 miles in 21 hours as well as the positive impact we can make for our club! 

Go SoFlo SHARKS!!!

Any questions, please do not hesitate to see me on the pool deck OR contact me through email at [email protected] Thank you!


Coach Lou and the SoFlo Booster Club (AKA Comets Booster Club).