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2014 Piranha swimathon - July 18th.

 Hi All

Its swimathon time again........

Who: All Piranhas and their Families


When: During Regular Practice time on 18July

Where: Home Pool, Community Center

What: SWIM!

Why: It's a great opportunity to bring family and friends together for some great outdoor fun, supporting teammates and raising money for the Make-A-Splash Foundation.

What is a Swim-A-Thon
Swim-a-thon is a fundraiser used by swim teams all over the United States to raise money for charities. To raise money for Swim-a-Thon, swimmers receive pledges and donations from family members, friends, neighbors, and local businesses.

This is a family and community event. All swimmers are encouraged to participate regardless of fund raising. 

Make a Splash is the national, child-focused water safety initiative of the USA Swimming Foundation. Make a Splash partners with learn-to-swim providers across the country in an effort to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. 

TAKE STEPS TO BE SAFE
- Learn to Swim!
- Never swim alone. 
- Follow pool rules.
- If someone in the water is in trouble and you cannot swim, reach, throw, but don?t go! 

WHY MAKE A SPLASH? 
- Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of childhood accidental death
- Ten people drown each day in the U.S.
- Seven out of ten African-American children cannot swim
- Six out of ten Hispanic children cannot swim
- 42% of Caucasian children cannot swim
- Children from non-swimming households are eight times more likely to be at-risk of drowning

2012 marked the return of this style of fundraising event. By all accounts, it was a big success. Kids pushed themselves to swim farther than they thought possible, they learned of the importance of water safety and USA Swimming was very appreciative of the over $2000 we raised!

For further information and to sign up your swimmer(s), please go here