Come join us at Kits Pool on Saturday July 9th from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
The swim-a-thon is a family friendly event with so many ways to participate, have fun and help the kids.
Our goal for 2011 is ambitious – attract greater awareness, more participants and raise $100,000.
Kitsilano Outdoor Pool 137.5 Metres
7 -10 AM, 3 One Hour Heats
Each swimmer will have 60 minutes to swim as many laps as they can. You will be seeded in 10 second intervals based on your estimated 100M pace.
This is NOT A RACE but a chance for you to challenge yourself no matter what level of swimmer you are. Freestyle, Breast Stroke, Butterfly, Side Stroke and Dog Paddle are all permitted. For the safety of others, Backstroke will not be allowed.
Since this event is all about raising donations for KidSport Vancouver and specifically our local kids, we encourage you to get out there and set some fundraising goals. Your efforts will not go unrewarded.
This is how it works:.
Registration Fee $50 – only if you do not intend to fundraise
Raise $250 – registration fee is waived and you receive a KidSport gift bag and one prize ballot
For EVERY $250 you raise, you will receive a ballot that you can place into a draw for a prize at that fundraising level.
i.e. Raise $500 – receive 2 ballots
Raise $750 – receive 3 ballots etc.
Ballots can be used to enter to win fabulous prizes on the day of the event. It’s up to you whether you put all your ballots into one prize draw or several.
Top Fund Raiser
Sea Hiker Swim Clinic in exotic locale TBD
Wet suit compliments of Speed Theory
Nutrition Analysis & Planning Package by Diana Steele, Eating for Energy
VO2 Maximum & Lactate Testing by The Peak Centre
Forerunners gift certificate
Refer back to this website for new prizes as they come available.
The very first annual KidSport Swim-a-thon began in 2009 with Vancouver’s Fast Lane swim club.
Over 50 swimmers turned out to help raise awareness and funds for kids in Vancouver to get in the game.
The event raised approximately $10,000 and KidSport Vancouver co-chair Brent Nichols was on hand to present Beverli Barnes with a prize for her top fundraising efforts.