Swim-A-Thon and Team Fundraising - Mark your calendars for April 25th!

Mike Kraeuter

Swim-A-Thon and team fundraising

We are still selling our discount cards. They are $25 and you get discounts at over 40 Loudoun County merchants. They literally pay for themselves after a few uses.

  • Sell 3 you get 1 for free
  • Sell 10 and you get a free birthday set card and you can also pie a coach!

Each swimmer will be sent home with a card this week. Please make sure you get it from them as you are responsible for the card. Remember if you sell 3 you get to keep one card for yourself. If you do not sell it just return it back to the office (if it is not returned your account will be charged for the card).

How does this connect with the swim-a-thon?

The amount raised with the discount cards goes towards your relay team’s swim-a-thon total!

We will be holding our annual Swim-A-Thon on Saturday, April 25th between 6:00-10:00am. Like last year we are doing a team relay. We will be combining swimmers from all our squads and you will come together to swim as many laps as you can as a team in the 2-hour time limit. (Team's will be sent out later this week)

What is a Swim-A-Thon? It is a fun and easy way to raise money for the team’s booster club by swimming lengths of the pool.

You ask family, friends, neighbors or businesses to pledge money per length, or make a flat donation in support of the team. We are not only raising funds to build a stronger team, but we are also helping to provide endless opportunities to kids, athletes and coaches, and swim programs across the country through the USA Swimming Foundation. Which is the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. It works to strengthen the sport by saving lives and building champions – in the pool and in life. By equipping our children with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim and providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team.

What can the team’s booster club do with the money raised with the swim-a-thon fundraising dollars?

  • Those wonderful championship t-shirts we hand out and CLUB Tsunami IMX shirts!
  • Winter training t-shirts
  • Those time standard patches
  • Paying for team outings such as the Day-O-Fun, Parent’s night out, Holiday Pizza Party, Halloween Party, Pep Rally, etc…as well as the team’s end of the season banquet.
  • The NO LIMITS clinics with swimmers such as Hali Flickinger & Bryce Bohman
  • Paying for the team’s participation in relays
  • Subsidizing team travel to away meets such as the H2Okie Thanksgiving travel meet, Sectionals, Junior Cup, etc…to help support our team members.

If you like all the above, then you can make the choice to support the team’s Swim-A-Thon.

How will all this work?

You are assigned to a relay team made up of your teammates who are on various squads (Teams will be sent out later this week). You will work together to raise money for your relay team, which will give you opportunities to win prizes. The ultimate prize is a pizza party for your relay team!

Without these funds we will be unable to purchase championship shirts, throw those team outings, hand out the motivational patches, or any of the other great things we love to do as a team.

Please put April 25th on your calendar and help support your relay team and ultimately your team!