Save the date!  The 14thannual Swim-A-Thon is just around the corner! This is Overlee Swim Team’s primary fundraising event.  This year’s theme is “Overlee Gives Back” supporting not only the team, but Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Read below for details and exciting updates about this year’s event.

When is the Swim-A-Thon?

Saturday, June 4th from 7 – 10am.

What’s happening during the Swim-A-Thon?

We’ve got lots of fun planned to keep our swimmers pumped up including:

  • Team support! Our seniors will be leading the way and counting laps for the 12-and-Unders and the 12-and-Unders will be able to sign up to count laps for the seniors too.  
  • Prizes.  Yes, fun prizes! Prizes will be awarded for events such as most laps swam, highest donations, and each family that donates will be entered into a raffle to win a prize from a local business.
  • New Overlee Swag. There is new Overlee swag for those team members who come out and swim on the day of the event.  Each swimmer will receive the Overlee Swim-a-Thon key chain -great for keeping track of your keys and/or adding more Overlee swag to your swimmer’s swim bag.

More information is included in the attached 2021 Swim-a-Thon packet.

How does my swimmer register to swim?

A signup genius will be circulated closer to the date to register for the event.  

Where will donations go?

Not only are we raising funds for our swim team, we’re excited to extend support to the broader Arlington community this year to include Arlington Food Assistance Center. Twenty-five percent of this year’s net proceeds will go to support Arlington families in need.

How can I donate?

We have a few ways you can support our fundraising efforts:

  1. AFAC food drive. We’ll be collecting nonperishable food in AFAC donation boxes located at the entrance and exit of the pool the week leading up to the June 4th event.
  2. Sponsoring laps …keep an eye out from our Overlee swimmers to sponsor their laps …
  3. Pledge a flat rate…either via check or made via PayPal to accounting@overlee.org referencing “swim-a-thon” in the comment field. 

Who do I go to if I have questions about the event?

Please email swimathon@overlee.org and Cady Codding and Stephanie Giese, Overlee Swim-A-Thon chairs, will get back to you.  

We’re looking to kicking off the swim season with a fun event that also gives back to our community!