Hello Bluefish Swimmers and Families!
For those of you new to swimming and who were unable to make it to the parent info nights in the fall, Swim-a-thon is here.
Swim-a-thon is a Swim Canada mandated annual fund-raiser for all swim clubs across Canada. The purpose of Swim-a-thon is to assist clubs in keeping registration costs down and ensuring there are funds earmarked specifically for general club operations to benefit all swimmers.
Traditionally, swimmers went door to door collecting pledges under their name. A couple of years ago Swim Canada phased out door-to-door canvassing and moved Swim-a-thon online. Now families register their swimmer online under ABSC, then friends and family members click on their swimmer and pledge online. This works great for some not so great for others but the online form is here to stay as per Swim Canada.
Last year the ABSC families did a phenomenal job raising over $9000.00! These funds have enabled the club to hire a full time, qualified head coach, obtained more pool time as our swimmers were swimming on top of each other, provide more reasonable and safe pre-comp coach:swimmer ratios and provide much needed up-to-date coaching software. The swimmers have enjoyed watching themselves in slow motion on the iPad and refining their strokes, turns and starts.
The results of these changes are tangible. The pre-comp ABSC swimmers have developed stronger, more efficient strokes in a single season, the comp swimmers have achieved a record amount of PB’s (personal bests) and the ABSC is sent a record 5 swimmers to Regionals!
When the swimmers, executive and families work together for a successful Swim-a-thon we can keep the club strong and keep registration costs stable ensuring swimming is a sport accessible to as many children as possible.
Welcome to Swim-a-thon 2015, GOOOOOOOO Bluefish!!!!
Again this year we have some great prizes to reward you for your hard work and commitment to the ABSC!
GRAND PRIZE: Danny Mac’s Gift Certificate worth $75.00, Aquasport Gift Certificate for $50.00, $20 Dairy Queen gift card and a 4 pack movie passes.
(each swimmer raising $500 or more receives a ballot into the draw)
SECOND PRIZE: A 2 pack movie pass, an awesome SPEEDO swim backpack to keep your stuff dry and organized and a $20 Dairy Queen gift card
(each swimmer raising $300-499 receives a ballot into the draw)
THIRD PRIZE: A 2 pack movie pass, an ABSC t-shirt and a $10 Dairy Queen gift card (Each swimmer raising $200-299 receives a ballot into the draw)
Draw will be held approximately 10 days after Swim-a-thon closes. Draw will be held on deck during practice. All winners will be notified by email.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
You can find the most recent progress >>HERE<<