Tornadoes Swim Team Fundraising Overview/Requirements

The Tornadoes Swim Team is a non-profit group committed to ensuring that participation with our team is feasible for families of all backgrounds within our community. We engage in a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year to keep our membership rates affordable, to support special team activities that reward our swimmers for their dedication and achievements, and to provide funding for scholarships.

Each swim family on our team is required to participate in the Swim-a-Thon fundraising event and strongly encouraged to participate in any other fundraising event scheduled. Fundraising keeps monthly dues more affordable by subsidizing some of the cost of running the team. There will be at least two fundraisers each year. Families have the opportunity to buyout of participation by paying the minimum fundraising requirement for each swimmer in their household. The short course fundraising buyout is $250 per swimmer. Long course fundraising buyout is $175 per swimmer. These amounts will be distributed across the fundraisers. (Total annual buyout is $425.) The Tornadoes Swim Team reserves the right to add fundraisers if a budget shortfall should occur. Families will be notified of fundraising events and the requirements with at least 60 days notice before funds are due. New parents have a 30 day grace-period from fundraising obligations.

Our Annual fundraisers include:

Our ongoing fundraising efforts are:

  • Amazon Smile Campaign - earn money every time you shop on Amazon by adding Tornadoes Swim Team as the organization you support.  Just click on the Amazon Smile link to the left or go to
  • Fred Meyer Community Rewards - link your Fred Meyer card to the Tornadoes by registering is at and earn money for the Tornadoes every time you shop at Fred Meyers.
  • Corporate Donation Matching - if your company provides corporate donation matching, please ask if they will donate to Tornadoes Swim Team.  We are are registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. 

    Tornadoes Swim Team

    PO Box 61607

    Vancouver, WA  98666-1607

    501(c)(3) Employer ID: 20-0202847