Welcome ROW Parents to Swim-A-Thon 2014

Event Date: Saturday March 22, 2014
Location - WLU Pool
Swim-A-Thon Teams

Welcome ROW Parents to Swim-A-Thon 2014

On behalf of the ROW board and coaching staff we are excited to announce our Swim-A-Thon campaign for this year.
In an effort to reduce collecting cash, counting donations and administration time we have joined with an online partner (RaiseAThon) to provide a new online tool that will make raising funds easier for our swimmers.
!All of us will now be able to reach out to family, colleagues, friends, and utilize the tools of social networks in Canada and throughout the world to increase our “Swim-A-Thon” dollars raised this year. In fact, if you have ever participated in a national charity event you will know that raising valuable funds for special causes is made easier through tools like RaiseAThon.
Our club this year has a goal to raise $15,000 for 2014 and we will put this money towards pool and training costs as well as improving our resources for all swimmers. It is important to remember that 90% of all funds raised will stay in our local club and the remainder helps support the provincial and national programs. With your help, we know we can achieve.
Schedule for Swimathon Day - March 22nd, 2014

Our Swim-A-Thon will involve all swimmers and it will be held on March 22nd at the WLU pool starting at 8am. Similar to the ROW Black & White meet, Swimathon will be a FUN event where swimmers will be placed in mixed swim level teams (4 teams in total). Teams will develop a cheer and participate in all kinds of relays and races. Together swimmers will raise funds in a fun way while building community within ROW. (Parents are no longer needed to count laps but are welcome to cheer from the stands.)
Club levels from TOP to Senior 1 will be eligible to win a group pizza party by raising the most money for ROW. AWESOME PRIZES also await our draw prize winners which includes 1st prize - Two Canada’s Wonderland tickets and 2nd prize Family Movie passes (2 adult and 2 child). This will be done as in the past where the more money you raise the more times you get your name in the draw. New this year, our top fundraiser will win Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio Over-Ear Sound Isolating Headphones, but will not win from the draw.
We encourage the parents to go online and assist your swimmer with the registration. Realize this year, the family affidavit is part of the online swimmer registration. We are also starting the fundraising campaign this year on February 17thwhich gives your swimmer 6 weeks to raise funds for the club.

Please go to our club link at http://ontarioswimathon.ca/row and register your swimmer and start spreading the word to family, friends, business colleagues, social contacts and those that support the sport of swimming in our community, province and Canada. Please ensure when you register that each swimmer enters their group name in order to win the pizza party. ie. Silver 1.

Paper thermometers will show each groups “funds raised” on the deck board as weeks progress.
Your fundraising goal is $ 200 per swimmer. Raise $200 and you automatically get your name entered in the Prize Lottery for a chance to win one of the two GRAND PRIZES! For every $100 more that you raise, you get your name entered 3 more times. Therefore, raise $300 and you get your name entered 4 times. Raise $400 and your name will be entered 7 times.

Once all pledges are received there will be a draw to identify the WINNERS of the Grand Prizes. Maximum of one prize per person.
TOP & Swim Stars group swimmers – all TOP and Swim Stars swimmers will receive a little bonus prize for participating in Swimathon. We encourage all our swimmers to join in the fun and support their club!
Please show your support, help us provide the best resources, coaching and programs that we can by helping to raise these valuable dollars that will support our swimming program.
Any trouble shooting please refer to the FAQ on your handout.
If you have any questions please contact your Swim-A-Thon coordinator Lynda
Wormald at ac.gnimmiwswor|nohtamiws#ac.gnimmiwswor|nohtamiws
Otherwise please contact RaiseAThon at ac.nohtaesiar|adanacgnimmiws#ac.nohtaesiar|adanacgnimmiws if you have
any technical problems.

ROW’s Swim cap design competition

- Swimmers - get out your thinking caps and send us your own design for a special ROW team swim cap. You can have up to two colours with a fun background colour. Computer graphics as well as hand drawn designs are welcomed. Go to the swimathon

page at www.rowswimming.ca for the swim cap template and colour chart. Swimathon day will be voting day for the Best Cap Design.

DesignACap Template


DesignACap Colour Choices


We will be having a wonderful breakfast poolside provided by ROW parents. You will each be receiving an email from a Swimathon rep about what items you are to bring. Needless to say, swimmers - BRING YOUR APPETITE!





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