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Swim-A-Thon

SWIM-A-THON - November 21, 2015

Swim-a-Thon® is a fundraiser in which participants earn money for our team by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers will have their practice time 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. With over 500 Swim-a-Thons® conducted each year, this program has proven itself over and over again as a successful method of raising funds for teams.

HELPFUL INFORMATION

Please start soliciting pledges by October 21st for our Swim-A-ThonEach family is expected to raise the $250.00 fundraising target. For more information please contact Lee Ann Ireland at theirelandfamily@att.net or (614) 561-6536

SUGGESTED LAP GOALS by GROUP

Mini-Minnows:  50 Laps

Minnows:  100 Laps

Bronze:  150 Laps

Silver:  200 Laps

Gold & Senior:  200 Laps

These are suggested goals for each group, and each swimmer is encouraged to stretch them.  The maximum amount of laps is 200 in 2 hours.

INCENTIVES

Top Female and Top Male fundraiser will win a Speedo Racer X suit.*

The top 3 swimmers that raise the most money will receive great prizes.  The top winner will pick from an iPad, Beats, and Portable DVD.  The 2nd place winner will choose from the 2 remaining prizes, and 3rd place will get the final prize.

GTAC group that raises the most money wins a party of the group coach's choice.

Swim-A-Thon Awards & Prizes from USA Swimming:  http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2465&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

Swim-A-Thon Contest:  http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2458&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

Please look for instructions on setting up your swimmers personal online page near the end of September 2015! Breakfast will be provided for all swimmers after they complete their laps.

*If a family has multiple swimmers, the top fundraiser will be based on the gender of the oldest Age Group swimmer.