APRIL 28th 2012 - UNO LAKEFRONT ARENA - 8-10am
May 12th 2012 - NEWMAN SCHOOL (RIPTIDES) - 10am-12pm
Swim-A-Thon is right around the corner, and we are excited to bring you details on this year's event. As with year's past, the Swim-A-Thon is a team event that helps foster a team environment with a team goal of fundraising to support our programming.
Swim-A-Thon is a KEY fundraiser for our program, and has been significant in helping our recent growth. The fundraiser helps to cover additional rent and coaches – a fundraiser that has led us to help produce the following recent results:
2012 2nd Place at Louisiana Short Course Championships
In 2011, Nu Wave placed 7th at Short & Long Course
In 2005, Nu Wave achieved a program best 5th place at State
2012 2nd Place at 8&U Regional Championships
2011 2nd & 3rd Places at 8&U Regional Championships
7 Top 100 Ranked Swimmers in the US in 2011
2 Top 100 Ranked Swimmers in the World in 2011
It's time to make a fundraising difference in our program again, and we are calling for your help!
When: Saturday April 28th
Where: UNO Lakefront Arena
Ages: All Groups (except Riptides)
Laps: 50 or 100 or 200 laps (SCY)
When: Saturday May 12th
Where: Newman School
Ages: Riptides (and make up's!)
Laps: 50 or 100 or 200 laps (SCY)
For the younger swimmers, this is a good opportunity to complete a challenging set of laps (50 or 100 or 200) that will test their endurance and ability. Successful fundraisers in the past have received donations for “per lap” completed swims – an easy way to fund raise!
How can I help? (outside of fundraising)
To assist in Swim-A-Thon, each group in the program will have a “go to” person who will be available with forms, information, and details about the program. This person will also be available to collect donations at any time during the Swim-A-Thon. Donation collection can occur via cash, check, or by charge to your Team Unify account, with specifics listed at the end of this letter.
Outside of this, on the day of the event, each swimmer will need a lap counter, and we will be looking for parents to help make this a tailgating sort of event – whether it is donations for breakfast items, or actually helping to serve food.
A volunteer schedule will be listed on our Team Unify website in April!
This year, Nu Wave will be offering incentives for fundraising for each individual swimmer / fundraiser:
GOAL: $300 per swimmer!
$300 – each Nu Wave Swimmer who fundraises at least $300 will receive a limited edition Nu Wave Hooded Sweatshirt, and one raffle ticket for a Fundraisers Raffle!
$301-$500 – for each $50 raised, the fundraiser will receive an additional raffle ticket
$501-$750 – for each $50 raised between $500 and $750, the swimmer will receive TWO additional raffle tickets
$751-$1000 – for each $50 raised between $750 and $1000, the swimmer will receive THREE additional raffle tickets
$1001+ – for each $50 raised over $1000, the swimmer will receive FOUR additional raffle tickets
Fundraisers Raffle Prizes:
The NEW Apple iPad (iPad3) – 32GB w/WiFi
In addition to the above incentives, USA Swimming also provides rewards for achieving certain goals, these include:
Swim-A-Thon Certificates for All Participants
100 or 200 laps – A Swim-A-Thon Pin
Swimmer earns highest prize earned based on amount raised (1 per swimmer):
$500 – A USA Swimming Swim-A-Thon T-Shirt
$750 – A USA Swimming Swim-A-Thon Towel
$1000 – A Speedo Swim-A-Thon Backpack
March 12th - Official Start of Swim-A-Thon Fundraising!
April 1st - 19th - Volunteer Sign Up
April 28th - Swim-A-Thon
May 24th - All donations via charge to your Team Unify account are due.
May 31st - All funds collected by cash or check are due.
June 9th - Awards Distributed
WHAT ITEMS ARE ATTACHED TO THIS EMAIL?
WHERE DO I SUBMIT MONIES / CHECKS / CASH / DONATIONS?
Donations are preferred in cash or check, and can be submitted in the following ways:
1.) Fundraised amounts can be submitted to “Group Leaders” once a week (on Friday's), who will be available to collect these funds. (Group Leaders to be announced.)
2.) Funds can be submitted to directly to our President / Treasurer, via mail or dropped off at the following address:
Swim New Orleans (Swim-A-Thon)
1139 Arabella St
New Orleans, LA, 70115
If you are collecting cash, and would prefer to submit it via charge to your Team Unify account, please see the following:
1.) A separate charge form can be requested.
2.) To use this feature, you MUST have a valid credit card on your account so that the funds are collected prior to the distribution of awards. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF THE FORM FOR ACCOUNT CHARGES IS MAY 24, 2011 – 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE OF THE DEADLINE FOR CASH AND CHECKS.