HRA will be hosting a Swim-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, September 17 at Northridge. Participants have a maximum of two hours (depending on group assignment) to swim as many laps as possible (up to 200). Participants get pledges/donations from businesses, family, neighbors, teachers, friends, etc. prior to (or right after) the day of the event. If you are in the Blue, White or Silver groups a parent or a friend watches to keep track of the completed lengths.
Why do we do it? 50% of all proceeds will fund HRA's ongoing programming as well as a portion to the USA Swimming Foundation which supports lean to swim programs around the country. Athletes will also be eligible for prizes, and families will retain 50% of all funds their athlete(s) raise.
How does it work? Participants can solicit donations/pledges two ways:Ask in person:
Keep track of what you collect using the traditional Swim-a-Thon Packet (for cash/check donations) consisting of the Pledge Form and Receipts. Click on links below to print out forms.Send a personal email/letter to Family & Friends
–Using the sample Swim-a-Thon Sponsor Letter. Remember after you send an email/letter it is a great idea to follow up with a phone call to make sure they received it and tell them more about the Swim-a-Thon and HRA!
Pledges can be made per length (e.g. $.10 per length swum) or flat donations. All donations are tax deductible. Our club's goal is to raise a total of $10,000 combined from our athletes.Sample pledge forms
you can use to send family/friends.
Suburban League Relay Meet
Our second meet of the season is an annual highlight on the schedule. The Suburban League Relay Meet will be Sunday, October 9 at the Univ of Denver. As usual, athletes can participate with their teammates in medley, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and/or freestyle relays in addition to the ever popular T-shirt relay.
Please indicate your athlete's intention to attend or decline by noon, Monday October 3. The coaches will create relay assignments/orders based on the athletes committed at that time.
Scary FAST Invite Meet
Meet entries are now open for our first 3-day meet of the season. Please note the revised date and location. Due to renovations at the EPIC pool in Fort Collins, he meet has been moved to VMAC in Thornton. Further, the meet has been rescheduled (twice) and is now Fri-Sun, Oct 14-16. We apologize for any conflicts with fall break schedules, but there are no suitable meets in quality venues the last two weekends in October.
The entry deadline is noon, Monday October 3. You can find meet information and select events on the TeamUnify event page listed below.