COLORADO TORPEDOES SWIM TEAM SWIM-A-THON
Swim-A-Thon is a fundraiser in which participants earn money for our swim team by swimming a maximum of 200 lengths of the pool in two hours time. Participants get donations from businesses, family, neighbors, etc. prior to swimming. Most choose to get donations and money prior to swimming while others get pledges per length and collect the money following the Swim-A-Thon. With over 500 Swim-A-Thons conducted each year nationwide, this program has proven itself over and over again as a successful method of raising funds for a team. This year we are continuing with our online campaign. You may login, go to your TUMoney page and set up your account. Add pictures, promote the Swim-a-thon through email, facebook, and twitter! Donations may be made by check OR by credit card on the SWIM-A-THON PAGE. USA Swimming and Team Unify have paired up on Swim-a-thon so we can track our success online!
The exciting benefits of this program are, the Swim-A-Thon is not only an excellent fundraiser, but also an opportunity for our team to combine swimming along with a social event. Additionally, our Swim-A-Thon can boost our team spirit and increase community awareness of our team.
Above are several sample letters for the previous Swim-A-Thons. Letter writing fundraising campaigns are sometimes more successful because people like receiving personalized mail and you are more likely to catch the sponsor in their right moment of having extra discretionary spending money available. Likewise, you can see people face to face if you are more comfortable with that approach.
The traditional USA Swimming Swim-A-Thon Packet is available above. Pledge forms and receipts are available if you need them.
We also allow for a buyout for the highest level swimmer in family if you do not want to fundraise. EVEN IF YOU BUYOUT, PLEASE CLICK IN AND DONATE TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO GET CREDIT!
Level minimums are listed below:
The minimum SWIM-A-THON fee to be paid is per FAMILY and NOT per SWIMMER:
COST PER FAMILY BASED ON HIGHEST LEVEL SWIMMER (Example: Family has a Novice swimmer and silver swimmer will only pay or raise $210 total for fundraiser)
Please help your swimmer and/or swimmers set up their page online (see above with "how to" instructions), and promote, promote, promote!! Find names & addresses of people and businesses for their contact! Start with mailing addresses of family members, friends, and neighbors. Another good source of donations are people you do business with such as your family doctor, dentist, insurance agent, tax accountant, real estate agent, or lawyer, etc.
95% of the Swim-A-Thon money stays with the Rockwood Swim Club swimmers!!! The other 5% goes to USA Swimming to help support national initiatives. 15% of the donations raised from the Swim-A-Thon are tax-deductible contributions.
Please remember: If you swimmer can’t make that time on the day of the Swim-A-Thon, talk to their coach to arrange a make-up swim on a training day.
WHETHER YOU CHOOSE TO BUYOUT OR FUNDRAISE, WE HOPE THAT ALL SWIMMERS AND THEIR FAMILIES CAN PARTICIPATE IN A FUN TIME AT THE POOL. THIS IS A TEAM EVENT AND THE MORE THE MERRIER:)
ALL MONEY DUE - NOVEMBER 19th, 2018 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZES!