NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - The Whitin Community Center and Crimson Aquatics-WCC swim team will be hosting an official Swim-A-Thon Nov. 5 through 16 at the WCC competition pool in Whitinsville. This event will raise funds to support Whitin Community Center Aquatics, Crimson Aquatics-WCC swim team and USA Swimming Foundation.
Whitin Community Center members and guests are invited to swim up to a maximum of 200 lengths during swimming lessons, lap swim and/or recreational swimming throughout the entire two week Swim-A-Thon period.
Crimson Aquatics-WCC swim team members will have a two-hour period on Nov. 10 in which to swim their 200 lengths. Donors are encouraged to sponsor swimmers by pledging to support their efforts-either via a flat donation, or by pledging a certain amount of money per length that the swimmer completes.
The Swim-A-Thon will provide funds to enable the Whitin Community Center to improve the ventilation system at the competition pool, help defray new filter costs and improve the aquatics programs. It will help the swim team cover meet costs, fund athlete travel, buy new training equipment and fund team functions.
The money raised by the Swim-A-Thon will be split evenly between Whitin Community Center Aquatics and Crimson Aquatics-WCC swim team. In addition, 5 percent of the money raised by the swim team will go back to the USA Swimming Foundation.
The Foundation works to strengthen the sport of swimming by saving lives and building champions in the pool and in life. Whether they’re equipping kids across the country with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim through their Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to the heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country. For more information on the USA Swimming Foundation, visit usaswimmingfoundation.org.
Swim-A-Thon™ is the only pledge-for-length swimming program recognized by the USA
Swimming Foundation. Since 1998, Swim-A-Thons have generated more than $30 million for swim clubs and swim programs across the country.
Persons interested in sponsoring a Whitin Community Center member or guest should
contact the Whitin Community Center at 508-234-8184, or visit: http://www.teamunify.com/
Persons interested in sponsoring a swim team swimmer should contact Karen Spencer at 774-280-9134, or visit https://www.teamunify.com/TUMoney.jsp?team=necawcc.
The Whitin Community Center offers social, recreational, educational, and outreach
programs that bring community members of all ages and backgrounds together. The Whitin Community Center is the Blackstone Valley’s most complete family and recreation center with two swimming pools, a gym, a fitness center, aerobics studio, Spin/TRX studio, childcare programs, summer camp, and a seven-acre park.