Swim Team Update- May 23rd


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Hello Flying Fish Families, The Overlee Swim-a-Thon will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 7am – 11am.  This event represents our team’s main fundraiser for the season, so please plan ahead and start gathering pledges from family, friends, neighbors, etc.  Prizes for the top fundraising swimmers will be offered. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Please see the attached information sheet and pledge sheet. (also located on the Overlee website at https://overlee.org/home/teams/swim/swim-a-thon/). In the past, the goal of the Swim-A-Thon was to raise money to go directly back to the Overlee Swim Team.  This year we are happy to announce that we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to Swim Across America (SAA).  Swim Across America is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events.  For more information see the attatchent about SAA,or go to www.swimacrossamerica.com.  The money that we retain for Overlee will be used to fund operating expenses for the Swim Team that are not otherwise covered by OVL team dues and the annual contribution we get from the Overlee Community Association.  We will also use some of it to purchase training equipment the coaching staff feels would enhance the training of our swimmers.  The beautiful orange kickboards, technique swim sticks, and fabulous blue storage bins we used last year were a result of fundraising from past years; and last year we got new turn gizmos, which will help Overlee have the best walls in the NVSL!!

How it works:

The swimmers, assisted by the coaches, will determine a goal for the number of lengths they will swim. Pledges can be made per length or a blanket donation can be made to the Overlee Swim Team.  By the way, we allow our 8 & unders to wear their fins!! Wait until you see the look on their faces when they end up completing far more than they’d predicted for themselves!  It is truly thrilling.

Below is the Swim-A-Thon schedule:

  • 9-12s                      7:00-8:00am
  • Seniors  8:00-9:00am
  • 8 & unders and SOF: 9:00-10:00am

There will be light refreshments for the swimmers following their swim thanks to our wonderful Social Chairs!

Please note that there is a County Wide swim-a-thon the week prior to our swim-a-thon.  SPLASH is in its second year, and was a fun event for those that participated last year.  More information on this event is to follow.

See you at the pool!