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2018 Swim-A-Thon

 


 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Edmonton Keyano Swim Club parents to the 2018 Swim-A-Thon:

 

It’s that time of year again!

 

Below you’ll find information regarding the 2018 Swim-A-Thon. This is for all swimmers, from the beginners in Bronze to the competitive National athletes. This is our biggest fundraising event of the season and it’s always a fun experience for our swimmers.

 

What: 2018 Swim-A-Thon

 

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

 

Where: Kinsmen Sports Centre

 

Fundraising Goal: $40,000.00

 

(Fundraising End Date): April 28, 2018

 

Swimming Challenge: As many laps as possible in two hours! Starbucks will be donated snacks to the hungry swimmers afterwards.

 

On behalf of the board and coaching staff we are excited to announce our Swim-A-Thon campaign for this year.

Our club will once again be fundraising using Swim Canada’s online fundraising program. This allows us to raise money quickly and easily online.

The Swim-a-thon is a Swim Canada initiative that supports local swimming programs in communities across Canada. Swimming Canada commits 90% of the funds raised to promote and finance swimming programs of ALL levels in the local community of the participant. This 90% commitment places Swimming Canada in the top 5% of all charitable organizations.
 
As tax deductible receipts are no longer given for Swim-a-thon (you can find more information on that here: https://swimming.ca/en/resources/swimming-canada-overview/swim-a-thon-online/,) this year we will run a raffle for donors. 
 
Donor prizes are as follows:
 
For every $10 donated, the donor is automatically entered into the draw. Winners will be posted on the Keyano website after May 2nd.
 
1. $1000 West Jet gift card donated by Red-L distributors
2. A Nike sport I-watch donated by North American Diesel 
3. 3 personal training sessions from Infinite Fitness
4. Full car detailing package from Sherwood Park Chevrolet worth $250.00
5. $50 Old Spaghetti Gift card 
6. Car care package which includes $100 Petro Canada gas card 
7. Purdy’s gift cards
Further prizes may be announced.
 
Participant prizes from Swim Canada:
 
This year, Swim Canada is offering amazing prizes to the top Swim-a-thon earners across the country. 
 

Grand Prize: a $3500 travel credit to be used anyway the swimmer chooses.

2nd Highest Individual Fundraiser: $1,000 travel credit & 50,000 IHG Rewards Club Points

3rd Highest Individual Fundraiser: Speedo prize pack

4th Highest Individual Fundraiser: Chicken Farmers of Canada prize pack

Participant prizes from Keyano:

 

Every child who opens a Swim-A-Thon account will be entered into a draw. For every $50 they raise, they will get an extra entry. So far, we have Jolyn bathing suits and a sports duffel as prizes. There will also be a top earner prize, that will be announced at a later date.

If Keyano raises:

$10 000, we will purchase $300 in prizes

$20 000, we will purchase. $800 in prizes

$30 000, we will purchase $1200 in prizes/

$40 000, we will purchase $2000 in prizes.

To participate in Swim-a-thon:

 

Simply register your swimmer on the Keyano website and start collecting donations. All donations count toward your yearly fundraising commitment. 

Please go to our club link at www.albertaswimathon.ca/eksc to register your swimmer.

Alternatively, the Swim-A-Thon website can be found via the Keyano homepage, by clicking the 2018 Swim-A-Thon tab on the right hand side.

Swim-A-Thon website tip:

Families with multiple swimmers may sign up using one site. To do this:

If your last name is Elford, enter “Elford family” in the last name section.

If you have any questions please contact Brea Elford at opsmanager@eksc.com

Or

Tanya Lastovka at knedlik@telus.net

Otherwise please contact RaiseAThon at swimmingcanada@raiseathon.ca if you have any technical problems.

 

Frequently Asked Questions: Click here to be directed to the Swim-A-Thon FAQ.