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KidSport Swimathon – June 29th at Kits Pool

June 29, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This summer seems to be flying by, which means we are only 3 weeks away from the 8th Annual KidSport Swim-A-Thon at Kits Pool on Wednesday, June 29th!KIDSPORT 2015 - SOMBILON PHOTOGRAPHY-54

Everyone is welcome – parents and swimmers alike – to raise money for local families, so please JOIN US – it will be a blast! Remember that practices have been CANCELLED this afternoon for the event, so this is your practice that day.

For those new Vikings families that are unfamiliar with the KidSport foundation, they are 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 Swim-A-Thon alone has raised over $95,000 for families in the Vancouver community.  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 afternoon of fun in the sun (*knock on wood!*)

  • 4:30 PM – Registration
  • 5:30 PM – 1 Hour Swim
  • 7:00 PM – Awards & Prizes

What do you need to do?

It’s pretty simple: register and start fundraising!

Click here to register.

Even if you are not able to join us at Kits Pool on the 29th, we are asking 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 keep track of which swimmers have registered, and send gentle reminders to those swimmers who haven’t yet signed up.  Our fearless leader Coach Laura has set up our team page, so remember to join the Vancouver Vikings Team when you register here.

Since the registration fee is $25 per swimmer, we will raise $3,500 simply by each Vikings swimmer registering! And that’s before anyone does any fundraising.  If each swimmer raised an additional $25, that total will be doubled. Think of how many families we can help if we all pitch in just a small amount.

AND local families won’t be the only ones walking away winners!

We also have many cool prizes from both KidSport and the Vikings which we will hand out to our top fundraisers, and to those swimmers who swim the most lengths (in both male and female categories). Our event 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 a pizza party to the group with the highest percentage of attendance. There are so many ways to win, so please register and participate today!

Can’t wait to see you all at the pool on June 29th!

Any questions? Email Coach Sav here.

(Photo by Sombilon Photography.)


June 29, 2016
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kits Pool
2305 Cornwall St.
Vancouver, BC V6K 1B6 Canada
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