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.
Since USA Swimming owns the Swim-a-Thon® trademark, organizations must sign a contract agreeing to certain conditions regarding use of the term Swim-a-Thon®, how a Swim-a-Thon® is run, the collecting of donations, etc. Once a club completes the contract, USA Swimming supplies a detailed 30-page handbook that contains forms, promotional materials and all that is necessary for conducting a well-organized fund-raising event.
Swim-a-Thon® is the only pledge for length swimming program recognized by USA Swimming and USA Swimming insurance. Swim-a-Thon® is a registered trademark owned by USA Swimming. Holding a Swim-a-Thon® without a contract would be a violation of this trademark. Any other type of swim for laps, lap-a-thon, etc. is also considered by the courts to be a violation of the registered Swim-a-Thon® trademark.
Top Individuals (who turned in money by 10/17):
Swimmers that will receive USA SWIMMING T-Shirts for raising over $500:
Heather Cistola, Micah Steele, Stephen Johnson, and Carter Stacey
TEAM GOAL= $5,000- TOTAL= $7,570.10
TOP FUNDRAISER= Pie in the face to Head Coach Patrick- HEATHER CISTOLA
2nd TOP FUNDRAISER= Coach for the Day- MICAH STEELE
3rd TOP FUNDRAISER= Dinner with the Coaches- STEPHEN JOHNSON
We had 9 swimmers complete 100 lengths and 38 swimmers complete 200 lengths. These swimmers will be awarded with a pin and certificate at our Swim-A-Thon Awards Ceremony later this month.\
Team goal - $3800.00
Actual - $3412.80
A total of 24 swimmers met the individual goal of raising at least $100