Swim a Thon Info



Date: Saturday January 25, 2020

10&Unders: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

11&Overs: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


A portion of the proceeds to benefit the 

Daniel Barden Newtown Torpedo Memorial Scholarship



We are excited to be participating as a team in our 8th Annual Swim-A-Thon. This event is a fundraiser for our team and, most importantly, supports the Daniel Barden Newtown Torpedo Memorial Scholarship which was started in 2013. This scholarship is awarded annually by the Newtown Scholarship Association to a graduating swimmer from Newtown High School. Since 2013 the scholarship has been awarded to 7 former members of the Torpedoes and NHS swim teams. Through our team’s tremendous efforts over the past seven years we have donated over $42,000 to the scholarship!     


This year we will be contributing 50% of the money we raise (no less than $3,000) to the scholarship. Beyond that, funds raised will go to support the current and future needs of our team.  Last year we used our fundraising money to have the starting blocks completely refinished which was desperately needed!


Swimmers are asked get pledges per length of the pool (25 yds), or flat donations, from family, friends, neighbors, etc. Our 10&under swimmers will have a one-hour period to swim a maximum of 100 lengths, or 2,500 yards. Swimmers ages 11&over will have a two-hour period to swim a maximum of 200 lengths, or 5,000 yards. It is important for each swimmer come up with a personal goal for how many lengths they think they can swim. This will be helpful when asking for pledges.   


We have established a fundraising goal of $100 for every swimmer, however any amount you can raise will be greatly appreciated! Swimmers will receive a fundraising envelope to collect cash and check donations (Checks should be made payable to Newtown Torpedoes Fundraising). Additionally, donations can be made by clicking the Donate Now button on the homepage of our website.


Throughout the day there will be music, light concessions, a 50/50 raffle and lots of fun! All participants will receive a FREE gift.


This is a challenging but very fun event for our swimmers. We are hoping for 100% participation this year.  Please encourage your swimmer to participate. They can set their own goal and swim for as long as they are able! Sign-ups are greatly appreciated but not required. 


If you have any questions, please contact Coach Irving. Thank you for your support!!