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2013 Swim-A-Thon FAQ
Mark your calendars for a night of fun at VMAC for the 2013 Cuda Swim-a-Thon! Swim-a-Thon is a fundraiser in which all FRBSC members earn money for the team by swimming lengths of the pool. Participants swim for two hours or 200 lengths, whichever comes first.
Ask any veteran swimmer on the team and one of their favorite events is the Swim-A-Thon. They’ll remember the first time they were able to swim 200 lengths within the two hours. As they get older this test of endurance is an effort to beat their time (and their friends). Most of them know how long it took to swim 200 lengths last year. Once they finish they eat some snacks and start cheering on the other swimmers, encouraging them to keep going. Meets show the kids how fast they swim. The Swim-A-Thon lets them see how strong they are in the endurance department.
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What are the important dates?
Start date: Right NOW
Swim-A-Thon: Wednesday, April 17 5:00 – 7:30
VMAC 5310 E. 136th Ave. Thornton, CO 80602
Money deadline: Friday, May 10 *to be eligible for prizes
Prize Banquet: Wednesday, June 5th 6:00 - 8:00pm
All Swim-A-Thon participants are invited to this awesome party to celebrate our fundraising efforts as a TEAM.
How do I earn money for the club?
95% of the proceeds go directly to the CUDAs. Funds will be used for purchasing equipment needs for swimmers, coaching tools for our staff, as well as funding a travel assistance program for our swimmers and helping our overall baseline budget.
5% goes to USA Swimming to further develop the sport of swimming: build the base, promote the sport, and achieve competitive success
How do I get started?
You have been provided with:
1. Money envelope. Be sure to print your name and group at the top.
2. Pledge sheet in case you run out of room on your envelope
3. Swim-A-Thon donation receipts – we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
What do I do now?
Participants get pledges from businesses, family, neighbors, etc. prior to swimming. Swim-a-Thon does accept corporate matching programs with full credit going to the swimmer for prize consideration. Some swimmers choose to get pledges and money prior to swimming while others get pledges per length and collect the money following the Swim-a-Thon.
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What about the money?
1. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards
2. Make all checks out to : FRBSC
3. Credit card processing: Direct friends and family to this webpage, and they can use the secured credit card processing to donate to your swimmer. Please refer to the latest Cuda newsletter and/or website for details.
4. Count your money; turn it in to your pool’s contact person by May 10th in your envelope. Please make sure your name, age, and group are written clearly at the top of your envelope. Make sure your coach signs your envelope verifying how much you swam.
All money is due by May 10th to be eligible for prizes. All prizes will be presented at the awards event in June. Top fundraisers choose first from the prizes, working our way from top to bottom. Swimmers will need to be present to have a choice in the prizes if they are eligible.
The top 12 highest CUDA fundraisers will win one of our top 12 grand prizes. The highest grossing fundraiser will get the first pick from our pool of prizes, the second highest will get the second pick, and so on, until all 12 of the grand prizes are gone.
Additional Prizes: While being one of the top 12 will win you an awesome prize, you do not have to be in the top 12 to earn a prize. Each CUDA earning $101 or more will receive a custom swim cap with their name printed on the cap. Additional prizes will be available, too, so stay tuned to the website and newsletter for more information.