FCAT raises funds in several ways. The Swim A Thon is the team annual fundraiser. We organize this event for the entire team to participate in. Year round fund raising opportunities include selling 3X5 signs for posting at the Farmington Aquatic Center.
Swim A Thon
Swim-a-Thon is a fundraiser in which participants earn money for their team by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers have a two-hour period to swim a maximum of 200 lengths. Participants get pledges from businesses, family, neighbors, etc. prior to swimming. Some choose to get pledges and money prior to swimming while others get pledges per length and collect the money following the Swim-a-Thonâ. With over 500 Swim-a-Thonsâ conducted each year, this program has proven itself over and over again as a successful method of raising funds for teams.
The exciting benefits of this program are that Swim-a-Thon is not only an excellent fundraiser, but also an opportunity for teams to combine swimming and a social event. Additionally, Swim-a-Thon can boost team spirit and increase community awareness of the team.
Since USA Swimming owns the Swim-a-Thon trademark, organizations must sign a contract agreeing to certain conditions regarding use of the term Swim-a-Thon, how a Swim-a-Thon is run, the collecting of donations, etc. Once a club completes the contract, USA Swimming supplies a detailed 30-page handbook that contains forms, promotional materials and all that is necessary for conducting a well-organized fund-raising event.
Swim-a-Thon is the only pledge for length swimming program recognized by USA Swimming and USA Swimming insurance. Swim-a-Thon® is a registered trademark owned by USA Swimming. Holding a Swim-a-Thon® without a contract would be a violation of this trademark. Any other type of swim for laps, lap-a-thon, etc. is also considered by the courts to be a violation of the registered Swim-a-Thon® trademark.
3x5 Pool Signs
The city of Farmington and the Parks and Recreation Department has generously allowed us to offer advertising space on signs that will be prominently displayed on the inside walls of the Farmington Aquatic Center, one of the best facilities in the southwest and continually the host to many local, state, and national level events.
FCAT is a parent run, nonprofit business whose sole purpose is to promote swimming for all ages in the local area. We are affiliated with USA Swimming and New Mexico Swimming; the national and state organizations for competitive swimming.
We are offering an opportunity for businesses to advertise and show support for swimming by sponsoring a 3 foot by 5 foot sign with company information and/or logo on a custom made sign. The sign costs $600 and the sponsorship is renewable annually. The $600 includes the cost of the sign, graphics and installation.
Swimming competes year round, therefore the advertising is year round.
Thank you for your help,
Coach Mike McCluhan