WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
Team swimmers of all ages can participate in our SWIM-A THON Fundraiser, even Hope Team!
WHAT IS SWIM-A-THON
Swim-A-Thon is our largest and only fundraiser for our team. Swimmers collect pledges, earn cool prizes, and have a wonderful time playing at the pool. And, if you’ve been wondering how to get one of those beautiful, personalized team beach towels or backpacks, this is your only chance to earn one!
Each swimmer is asked to raise $50.00. Please note the pledge level amounts start at $50 per swimmer. Any pledge, large or small, will be accepted through your swimmer’s fundraising page. Cash and checks are still accepted and will be manually applied to the swimmer’s fundraising page. Please make checks payable to Covington Woods Swim Team and turn them in to Hannah Butler or Tina Hinojosa. All donations should be made out to a specific swimmer and not family. If the swimmers’ name is not listed, the total will be divided between each swimmer in the family.
CHANGES THIS YEAR
We have partnered with 99Pledges to streamline fundraising and create a better experience for all! View the fundraising page here: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/covingtonwoodsswim...
Each swimmer will have an individual platform to raise money! We encourage each swimmer to personalize their page to make it fun for them! Using this platform will allow parents/guardians to track how much their swimmer raised and who donated (YAY!). As a reminder, volunteer hours for SWIM-A-THON will not be counted towards required volunteer hours for registration to support our team at meets.
Thursday, May 25th from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Covington Woods Pool
The money raised from SWIM-A-THON goes to coaches’ salaries, equipment, low registration fees, scholarship fund for one graduating senior, end of the season banquet and much more!
HOW DOES SWIM-A-THON WORK
Each swimmer will obtain pledges for a flat donation or per lap swam donation. Laps will be counted by a volunteer and submitted at the end of event. You may come to the event at whatever time is convenient for you between 5:00P.M. and ending promptly at 9:00 P.M. Swimmers may take a 5-minute per hour restroom/drink break. Two pieces of pizza will be provided to each participant. Additional pizza will be available for purchase by the slice (Absolutely no eating until the swimmer finishes swimming laps). Any swimmer who swims 100 laps and raises a minimum of $50.00 will receive a 100-lap t-shirt.
Money is due by Tuesday, May 30th to qualify for prizes. Please turn the money in to Hannah Butler or Tina Hinojosa, SWIM-A-THON Committee Chairs, at the event or at practice the following Tuesday as Hannah or Tina will be at all the practices that day. The shirt sizes are what you inputted at time of registration; we are unable to change the size of your shirt upon distribution of prizes. If you need to change the size, please contact Hannah Butler before May 30, 2023.
REQUIRED PARENT DONATION FOR SWIM-A-THON
By last name, please view the items to bring on May 22nd-May 24th. Please remember, the food donated is for the participants of this event and free to the participants. We greatly appreciate your support!
A – H :: SNACKS:: (chips, pretzels, Chex Mix, trail mix, etc.)
I – M :: FRUIT:: (grapes, strawberries, watermelon, etc.)
N – R :: DESSERT:: (cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc.)
S - Z :: DRINKS:: (water, Gatorade, Fruit Juice, Soda)
If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Butler, [email protected].
To encourage fundraising, we created some competitive fun for our team! Your swimmers will have more ways to earn cool prizes and have fun!
• Personalize your fundraising page, promote to friends/ family by sharing your fundraising page and raise $50 by 5/11/2023 @ 11:59PM for a chance to win Bahama Bucks free sno! Drawing will take place on Fun Friday, 5/12/2023
• The highest earner per age group by 5/18/2023 @ 11:59PM (HOPE team, 6&Unders, 7/8 and so on) will get to PIE A COACH IN THE FACE on 5/19/2023!
1st Prize Level $50.00 – SWIM-A-THON T-Shirt. The t-shirt dedicated to the swimmer will be the size selected at registration. The t-shirts are made per participant. If the t-shirt given is not your swimmer’s size, we will not trade for another size. If you need to change the size of your child’s shirt, please contact a board member.
2nd Prize Level $125.00 – Plush personalized team towel plus Level 1
3rd Prize Level $225.00 - Large Swim Speedo Backpack with Personalized Child's Name plus Levels 1 and 2
BEST OF ALL PRIZES - Three highest earners will have a private pool party with Covington Woods Swim Team Coaches! This event will be held at Covington Woods Pool on 6/26/2023. Thank you to our SWIM-A-THON Sponsors to make this fundraiser fun for our swimmers this season!