This summer seems to be flying by, which means we are only 4 weeks away from the 10th annual KidSport Swim-A-Thon! We really hope you can join in the fun again this year at the Kits Pool on WEDNESDAY JUNE 27TH from 4:30-7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come down (parents and swimmers alike) to raise money for local families. 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, 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 $8,500 alone!
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: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
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! 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 teammates 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 JR Coach Lauren has set up our team page, so remember to join the Vancouver Vikings Team when you register! Click here to access the team page!
If every swimmer in the Vikings simply registers for the event, and pays the corresponding registration fee, we have already raised $3,500, and that’s before any fundraising! If each swimmer raised an additional $25, that totally can be doubled. Think of how many families we can help by all pitching 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 from 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 Lululemon, Ivivva, David’s Tea and many more, so you know the prizes will be great! Also there are TWO Vikings pizza parties up for grabs for the following groups:
- The group with the highest attendance at the event proportional to their group size
- The group that raises the most money for the event
There will also be prizes available at the swimathon for the top 3 swimmers (18 and under) who raise the most money and one prize for the most lengths completed (18 and under). There will also be adult prizes, so parents get your bathing suits ready! 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 Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.