Swim-a-Thon

The Swim Team’s Annual Swim-A-Thon will take place Saturday June 9, 2018.  Age group times are below.

7:00 – 8:00am 9-12s LAP POOL
8:00 – 9:00am Seniors (13 & Over) LAP POOL
9:00 – 10:00am 8 & Unders and SoF LAP POOL

(Rumor on the street is that some of the amazing Overlee coaches will be participating in each session with the swimmers!)

Remind me again what Swim-A-Thon is all about? Swim-A-Thon is the primary fundraising event for the Overlee Swim Team. We hope to raise enough money to buy new equipment for the benefit of our amazing swimmers! Details and the pledge sheet are attached to this email.

Are we supporting a charity this year?   Yes we are! This year we are supporting the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) by collecting food donations. We will have an AFAC food collection area at the pool on the morning of Swim-A-Thon. AFAC distributes over 80,000 pounds of food to more than 2,200 Arlington families every week. 40% of that food comes from donations to AFAC. Items that AFAC is most in need of are:

  • Canned Tomato
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Low Sugar Cereal

NO GLASS PLEASE! LOW SODIUM, LOW SUGAR PRODUCTS ARE PREFERRED.

What about keeping our swimmers energized during the event? We are asking families with last names ending in A-Q to bring one dozen donuts, muffins, scones, Aunt Millie’s oatmeal cookies, anything you think some hungry, fundraising flying fish would enjoy! We are asking families with last names ending in R-Z to bring one dozen kid-friendly, individually packaged drinks.

Did we mention there are prizes? Prizes will be awarded to the swimmers with the
3 highest pledge amounts! The top 2 swimmers based on pledge amounts will receive a free, personal lesson with one of our amazing head coaches. Other goodies include gift certificates to local hot spots and Overlee gear!

 

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