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Kidsport Swimathon 2019
June 25, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
It’s time once again for the annual KidSport Swim-A-Thon!
We really hope you can join in the fun again this year at Kits Pool on TUESDAY JUNE 25TH from 4:30-7:00 PM.Everyone is encouraged to come down (parents and swimmers alike) to raise money for local families.
For those new Vikings families that are unfamiliar with the KidSport foundation, it is a non-profit organization that raises money to remove financial barriers for children who would like to participate in sport but otherwise could not afford to do so. Since its start in 2009 the KidSport Swim-A-Thon alone has raised over $125,000 for families in the Vancouver community. Last year Vikings swimmers raised over $11,000 alone!
Learn more about KidSport here.
The swimming portion is 1 hour (5:30-6:30), and you have the entire hour to swim as far as you can!
Here is the order of activities for our fun afternoon in the sun (*knock on wood!*)
- Location: Kitsilano Pool
- When: Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
- 4:30 PM – Registration
- 5:30 PM – 1 Hour Swim
- 7:00 PM – Awards & Prizes
What do you need to do?
Register and start fundraising! It costs $30 to register, and that money goes straight to KidSport.
Regardless of your attendance on the day, we would like every Vikings swimmer to try to raise as much as they can for this great cause. Only register on the team page if you plan to attend the event. If you would like to donate, but cannot attend, please donate to a teammate’s page. The group coaches will be keeping track of which swimmers have registered, and send gentle reminders to those swimmers who haven’t yet signed up!
Our Head Coach Jon has set up our team page, so remember to join the Vancouver Vikings Team when you register!
If every swimmer in the Vikings simply registers for the event, and pays the corresponding registration fee, we have already raised approximately $4,500, and that’s before any fundraising! If each swimmer raised an additional $30, that total can be doubled. Think of how many families we can help if we all pitch in a small amount!
BUT local families won’t be the only ones walking away winners! We also have many cool prizes from KidSport and the Vikings to give to the top fundraisers, and the Viking who swims the most number of lengths (for both male and female categories). Our Sponsors include Speedo, Lululemon, Vorgee, David’s Tea and more, so you know the prizes will be great! Also there are TWO Vikings parties up for grabs for the following groups:
The group with the highest attendance at the event proportional to their group size – ice cream outing!
The group that raises the most money for the event – pizza party!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the pool on June 25th!
If you have any questions please direct them to Coach Jon here.