So, what is Swim-A-Thon and why do we do it? 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, and they receive monetary pledges of support from family, friends, neighbors, and local businesses. Donors can either pledge a certain amount of money per length, or make a flat donation in support of your team. There are over 500 Swim-A-Thons conducted by swim teams across the country each year and the Swim- A-Thon has historically been a very successful method of raising funds for our team.
An exciting aspect of the Swim-A-Thon is that it is not only an excellent fundraiser, but it is also an opportunity to combine swimming and a social event. The Swim-A-Thon is also a positive way boost team spirit and to increase community awareness of our team.
Did you know Swim-A-Thon has taken place for several decades and well over a half a million swimmers have taken part and swum enough laps to go around the world approximately 24 times! It is truly a huge event and, since just 1998 Swim-A-Thons have raised over 30 million dollars for swim clubs around the country.