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Swim-A-Thon

WHAT IS A SWIM-A-THONTM

Swim-a-ThonTM is a fun and easy way to raise money for your team while supporting the USA Swimming Foundation! It’s a simple, in-pool fundraiser where participants earn money by swimming lengths of the pool.

Swimmers ask family, friends, neighbors, or businesses to pledge money per length, or make a flat donation in support of the team. Athletes participating in your Swim-a-Thon fundraiser can earn cool prizes from the USA Swimming Foundation. Plus, qualified teams are automatically entered into the Swim-a-Thon contest where you'll have the opportunity to win prize packages, and, the ultimate prize, a visit from an Olympian!

Need Help? Have Questions? Email swimathon@usaswimming.org or call 719-866-3235 to speak with a Swim-a-Thon representative. You can also check out our Frequently Asked Questions here.

GET STARTED TODAY!

There are two easy ways to get started. You can sign-up through our Swim-a-Thon Dashboard or through the TeamUnify fundraising platform.

  • Dashboard: Register your Swim-a-Thon through the USA Swimming Foundation's online Swim-a-Thon Dashboard to record your team's activities and successes.

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WHY SHOULD YOUR TEAM HOST A SWIM-A-THONTM?

Since 2008, 1,000 swim teams across the country have raised $64.8 million dollars for their teams. In 2018 alone, teams raised $7 million dollars: an average of $25,000 per team!

So, what can your team do with the funds you raised from a Swim-a-Thon?

  • Training equipment
  • Pool time
  • Video equipment
  • Starting blocks
  • Anything else your team needs!
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HOW DOES SWIM-A-THON HELP THE USA SWIMMING FOUNDATION?

Since 2012, $2.3 million has been contributed to the USA Swimming Foundation from teams hosting a Swim-a-Thon. Teams sign a contract to contribute 5% (or more) of the gross proceeds from their event to the Foundation, though many teams choose to contribute more than 5%. Some teams even make the USA Swimming Foundation their charity of choice by donating 100% of their proceeds back!

WHAT DOES THE USA SWIMMING FOUNDATION DO WITH THIS MONEY?

  • Provide Swim-a-Thon teams with prizes and incentives, including organizing the annual Swim-a-Thon contest.
  • In 2018, provided $120,000 in funds to help fund USA Swimming's Diversity Select Camps, National Age Group Coaches' Summit, the Women’s Leadership Conference series, and Club President's Summit.
  • Support our Make a Splash initiative, which helps to bring the lifesaving gift of swim lessons to children.
  • Support our National team athletes and coaches, allowing them to train full-time.

Swim-a-Thon Resources

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Prizes for 2019 ANNOUNCED

  • Swim 100 and 200 Lengths = Bag Tag
  • Raise $400-599.99 = Sunglasses
  • Raise $600-799.99 = 25oz Water Bottle
  • Raise $800-1,199.99 = Long-Sleeve Hooded Shirt
  • Raise $1,200+ = Inflatable Couch
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Swim-a-thon team spotlight:
KATY Aquatics

KATY Aquatics Team Photo after their 2018 Swim-A-Thon

EARN bonus points!

Teams that are hosting a Swim-a-Thon can earn bonus points for each social media postshared on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Use the hashtag #USASwimAThon and tag @SwimFoundation and @USASwimming to enter.

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