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Northfield Swim Club to Host Official Swim-a-Thon™ on June 28, 2012
Submitted by Jeff Simonson on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 10:36pm
The Northfield Swim Club Bull Sharks will be holding an official Swim-a-Thon on June 28, 2012 at the Old Memorial Park Pool in Northfield, MN. During this Swim-a-Thon, swimmers will have a two-hour period in which to swim a maximum of 200 lengths. Donors are encouraged to support our athletes by pledging to support their efforts-either via a flat donation, or by pledging a certain amount of money per length that the swimmer completes.
The Swim-a-Thon will provide funds to enable our club to provide scholarships to include all youth of Northfield and its surrounding area. The club is also looking to provide its membership with new technology to record each swimmer underwater in effort to study stroke technique for speed improvement and injury prevention.
In addition to raising funds for the team, 5% of the money raised will go back to the USA Swimming Foundation. The Foundation works to strengthen the sport of swimming by saving lives and building champions—in the pool and in life. Whether they’re equipping kids across the country with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim through their Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to the heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.
Swim-a-Thon™ is the only pledge-for-length swimming program recognized by the USA Swimming Foundation. Since 1998, Swim-a-Thons have generated more than $30 million for swim clubs and swim programs across the country.
Persons interested in sponsoring a swimmer should contact Jeff Simonson at 651-428-7424 or visit www.northfieldswimclub.org.