LAP-A-THON 2022

ALL AWARDS ARE ORDERED AND SHOULD ARRIVE IN EARLY JANUARY! Thanks for your patience!

Our swim team hosts an annual DEFY Lap-a-thon! The Lap-a-thon is our primary fundraiser where our team earns money by swimming laps/round-trips of the pool. Everyone’s participation is encouraged!

WHEN & WHERE

Monday, November 14, 2022, Blue Hill

  • ​4-5pm: Killer & Pilot Whales

  • 5:15-6:15pm: Bottlenose & Dusky

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Ellsworth

  • ​3-4pm: Killer Whales

  • 4:15-5:15pm: Pilot & Bottlenose

  • 5:30-6:30pm: Dusky 

REGISTERING TO SWIM!

  • Registration is open through November 10. 

  • Swimmers can participate at either pool, but we ask that everyone attends the time slot with their swim group. 

  • Siblings or those with scheduling conflicts should pick a session and location that works best.

  • Coaches will schedule a makeup session for anyone who is ill, injured, or unable to participate on the 14th or 15th. 

FUNDRAISING: COLLECT PLEDGES & DONATIONS

ONLINE PLEDGES & DONATIONS

Click here to view our fundraising page!

Donors make per-lap/round-trip pledges or donate a flat amount. Funds are securely processed through the online platform that we use. It not only offers secure online payments but it’s easier to promote our fundraising efforts via text, social media, and email. Going digital also helps reduce the handling of cash and check donations. 

  • *New this year* Individual fundraising links will be created for all registered members of the team. Links will be sent to the primary email address for that swimmer on November 1. If you do not want your swimmer's name listed, send an email to Lisa Arhontes-Marshall and we'll create an alias for you to use.

  • Share the swimmer’s dedicated link between November 1 and November 18.

  • An event volunteer enters all lap/round-trip totals to our fundraising website by the end of each day of the Lap-a-thon. All pledges are charged at that time.

OFFLINE PLEDGES & DONATIONS

Click here to download and print a Pledge Sheet.

  • Off-line pledging is available. Use the above link to pick up a form at the front desk of either Y.

  • An event volunteer enters all lap/round-trip totals to our fundraising website by the end of each day of the Lap-a-thon. Offline donations will be entered and credited to the appropriate swimmer.

  • Use this form to accompany these donations and ensure that the appropriate swimmer is credited by November 18.

FOR EITHER TYPE OF FUNDRAISING

  • ALL fundraising ends on Friday, November 18.

  • DEFY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Donors get a receipt when payments are processed. Donations are tax-deductible. 

TEAM PICTURES

Team pictures are back and will be offered at both pools. 

  • Monday, November 14, Blue Hill - 3:30pm-5:30pm

  • Tuesday, November 15, Ellsworth - 2:30pm-5:45pm

*New this year* ALL swimmers who participate in the Lap-a-thon will receive a FREE team photo! 

  • Arrive at least 15-20 minutes in advance or plan to stop in after your swim.

  • Wear the white team shirt from our 2021-22 season. If your swimmer does not have one, we will have spares to lend.

  • Sibling, cohort, and other group combinations are welcome to be photographed together!

  • Images will be ready for ordering about one week after our event. Sign up to get an alert from the photographer. Use access code DEFY22 to be added to the notification list and view the album when our images are ready.

  • While purchasing additional images is optional, we ask that all swimmers get their pictures taken!

VOLUNTEERING + SUPPLIES

We utilize more than a dozen volunteers for this event. At the event, volunteers help with set-up, counting laps, filling and handing out Thank You bags, and other tasks. Prior to the event, we need help purchasing supplies and other event planning.  High schoolers who have completed their swim are encouraged to sign-up to count and help with a session. Look for Job Signups when registering your swimmer.

AWARDS

Swimmers can also receive awards based on the total amount raised. 

*New this year* All participating swimmers receive a team photo. And, Dolphin Dollars! If you have your eye on something in the K&B team shop, consider opting for Dolphin Dollars! 

Raise Enjoy Products or Enjoy Dolphin Dollars
$100 water bottle and goggles $10
$200 water bottle, goggles, and towel $25
$300 water bottle, goggles, towel, and backpack $50
$500 water bottle, goggles, towel, and backpack $75
$1000 water bottle, goggles, towel, and backpack $150

WHY WE FUNDRAISE

The Lap-a-thon is our team’s most significant fundraiser. The money raised from this event go into the DEFY Swim team account. Funds are used for team scholarships, travel expenses, awards, new equipment, team functions, and more. Your participation is essential for the team’s success! Not only is this a popular fundraiser, but it also provides an opportunity to boost team spirit and increase community awareness of the team.

The purchases of our camera equipment and live-streaming system were made possible thanks to Lap-a-thon funds from 2020 and 2021!


 

TL;DR - DATES AT A GLANCE

  • Tuesday, November 1: Event Kick-Off! Participant and volunteer registration opens and fundraising begins.

  • Thursday, November 10: Lap-a-thon participant and volunteer registration close.

  • Monday, November 14: Lap-a-thon and Team Pictures in Blue Hill. 

  • Tuesday, November 15: Lap-a-thon and Team Pictures in Ellsworth.

  • Friday, November 18: Fundraising ends.

  • Sunday, November 20: Ordering for Team Pictures begins. 

  • Wednesday, November 30: End of free shipping for Team Picture orders over $20. (Ordering will be available for the rest of the season.)

 

ps: What’s a lap? 1 lap = 2 lengths of the pool. Example: 5 laps = 10 lengths of the pool. Totals are posted as completed laps/round trips.

 
[current as of 01.03.23]