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KidSport Swimathon 2017
June 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The 9th annual KidSport Swimathon is happening at Kits Pool on Tuesday June 27th, from 4:30-7:30 pm. Everyone (parents and swimmers alike) is invited and welcome to come down to raise money for local families!
For new Vikings families who are unfamiliar with the KidSport foundation, it is a non-profit organization that raises money to remove barriers for families who would like to participate in sport but could not otherwise afford to do so. Since its start in 2009, the KidSport Swimathon alone has raised over $115,000 for families in the Vancouver community. Last year, Vikings swimmers raised over $10,000!
Here is the order of activities for our fun afternoon in the sun (*knock on wood!*):
- 4:30 pm – Registration
- 5:30 pm – 1 Hour Swim
- 7:00 pm – Awards & Prizes
The swimming portion is 1 hour (5:30-6:30), and you have the entire hour to swim as far as you can!
What do you need to do?
Register and start fundraising!
Even if you can’t be at the pool on the 27th, we would like every Vikings swimmer to register for the event and try to raise as much as they can for this great cause! The group coaches will be keeping track of which swimmers have registered, and send gentle reminders to those who haven’t yet signed up. Splashers Coach Hannah has set up our team page here, so remember to join the Vancouver Vikings Team when you register!
It costs just $25 to register (that money goes towards the KidSport fundraising total), so if every Vikings swimmer simply registers for the event we will have already raised $3,500, and that’s before any fundraising! If each swimmer raises an additional $25, that total quickly doubles. Think of how many families we can help if all of us pitch in just a little.
Local families won’t be the only ones walking away winners! We also have many cool prizes from both KidSport and the Vikings to give to the top fundraisers and to those who swim the most lengths (for both male and female categories). Our Sponsors include Lululemon, Ivivva, Semperviva Yoga, David’s Tea and many more, so you know the prizes will be great! The Vikings will also be giving away two pizza parties: one to the group with the highest percentage of attendance and one to the group that raises the most money! There are so many ways to win, so please register and participate.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the pool on June 27th!
If you have any questions please direct them to Coach Hannah.