Tornadoes Swim Team Swim-a-Thon Fundraiser

The Tornadoes Swim Team is a non-profit swim team that participates in the annual USA Swimming Swim-a-Thon as one of our two primary fundraising activities.  USA Swimming owns the Swim-a-Thon trademark, and provides the following description of Swim-a-Thon:


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. 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 and collect the money following the Swim-a-Thon. 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.

The exciting benefits of this program are that Swim-a-Thon is not only an excellent fundraiser, but also an opportunity for teams to combine swimming and a social event. Additionally, Swim-a-Thon can boost team spirit and increase community awareness of the team.

The Tornadoes very much appreciate and are grateful to those who chose to sponsor our swimmers during Swim-a-Thon, and we assure our sponsors that we will use all proceeds in a responsible manner to directly benefit our swimmers.

Where Does the Swim-a-Thon Money Go?

If you were unable to attend the Chipotle Kick-Off Dinner to pick up your packet, please contact a Swim-a-Thon committee member: Candace Allen, Joy Bradford, Jorene Holten, or Jenny Simpson.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Swim-a-Thon Fundraising Starts:  January 8, 2019
  • Swim-a-Thon Swim Dates:  March 4th and March 5th (pick one day)
  • Swim-a-Thon Fundraising Ends:  April 8, 2019 - Turn in your packet and funds collected!

*  TEAM GOAL:  $20,000  *  INDIVIDUAL MINIMUM: $225 PER SWIMMER  *

PRIZES: USA Swimming and the Tornadoes Swim Team will award prizes to the top three fundraisers as well as swimmers that reach over $400!

ONLINE FUNDRAISING SETUP:    CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Click the blue "Help Video" icon to watch the fundraising quick-start video, or download the user guide.

Once you are signed in, you will land in the Setup tab to begin your fundraising efforts. You will also see a series of other tabs where you will manage the entire process for your child[ren]. If you have more than one child on the team, click the pull-down menu to the right of the blue "Participant" title to select each. We’ve made it really easy to add pictures, fun icons, and individualized text for each child’s unique fundraising page! Remember to have fun setting up your account and promoting yourself fundraising efforts! ​

Please click the BLUE Watch Video button to get all of the tips and tricks for getting the most out of your fundraising efforts!

Letter templates for collecting CASH AND CHECK (payable to TORNADOES SWIM TEAM) donation: