Announcing the Swim-a-Thon Dashboard online registration platform effective Monday, August 17, 2015

The USA Swimming Foundation's new online Swim-a-Thon event registration process is designed to simplify and streamline the current Swim-a-Thon fundraising registration and reporting process, from start to finish!  No more handwritten paper contracts, financial reports and award redemption reports. No more faxing, scanning, emailing or postage stamps to submit your forms. You can even choose to pay your 5% fee electronically by credit card and eliminate snail mail altogether!


The USA Swimming Foundation is excited to deliver this fantastic upgrade to our Swim-a-Thon fundraising platform. Designed to streamline the process and make efficient use of your time, we think you're going to love our new way of doing things!


Please read this important message regarding the new Swim-a-Thon online registration platform.

  • As of Monday, August 17, 2015 our traditional paper Swim-a-Thon contracts have been discontinued. All new Swim-a-Thon contracts must be submitted through the Swim-a-Thon Dashboard online registration platform.
  • Paper contracts submitted and received prior to Monday, August 17, 2015 will be entered into your Swim-a-Thon Dashboard for you. However, it will be the clubs responsibility to complete the event reporting and payment process through the Swim-a-Thon Dashboard.

Swim-a-Thon Dashboard - Your gateway to Swim-a-Thon event management!

Beginning Monday, August 17, 2015 you must register and link your USA Swimming website account to the Swim-a-Thon dashboard. Once you've completed the registration process the Swim-a-Thon dashboard will become your gateway to managing your Swim-a-Thon events, from start to finish. It's that easy! 

Swim-a-Thon™ - Get Started Today!

Looking for a fun and easy way to raise critical dollars for your swim team? Try the USA Swimming Foundation’s Swim-a-Thon™ fundraising program―the only official lap swim fundraiser!


More than $41 MILLION DOLLARS have been raised by over a thousand different clubs in the last ten years!


The benefits you receive by hosting a Swim-a-Thon™ are tremendous. Like access to a robust online fundraising platform through TeamUnify™, Swim-a-Thon™ Deck Pass Patches, incentive awards and prizes, entry into our national Swim-a-Thon™ contest, great fundraising tips and tools....and more. The added bonus is that you, your athletes and donors can feel good knowing that 5% of every dollar raised goes back to support the sport we all love - swimming! 


Learn all you need to know about the USA Swimming Foundation Swim-a-Thon™ fundraising program  with our Little Book of Swim-a-Thon Success! 

Choose our Traditional or TeamUnify fundraising platform. Either way, your team will be swimming their way to fun and financial rewards!

  • Traditional: Note: Paper contracts have been discontinued.
    Beginning Monday, August 17, 2015 teams are required to register their Swim-a-Thon through the USA Swimming Foundation's online Swim-a-Thon registration platform at  
  • TeamUnify: Partner with our official online fundraising partner TeamUnify, and watch your donations soar when you use their robust TUMoney online fundraising platform!  Talk to a TU representative today. 

Within 60 days of the completion of your 2015 Swim-a-Thon™ event, please follow the instructions outlined below:

Your team could win a visit from Olympic medalist, Elizabeth Beisel!

The USA Swimming Foundation is on YOUR team and we are doing all we can to help you raise more money for your club by bringing you a national Swim-a-Thon™ Contest!

Designed to create unparalleled excitement and new levels of athlete participation for your USA Swimming Foundation Swim-a-Thon™ fundraising event, this contest will give your swimmers the ability compete with other clubs and teams all across the country for an amazing array of prizes and a chance to win the grand prize - a personal visit to your club by Olympic medalist, Elizabeth Beisel in 2016.

All teams and clubs holding an official USA Swimming Foundation Swim-a-Thon™ between the dates December 2014 and November 2015 are automatically entered into our 2015 contest! 


Swim-a-Thon™ Incentive Awards and Prizes

Swim-a-Thon™ prizes have never been better!

Check out our full array of unique Swim-a-Thon™ Deck Pass patches, and prizes including swim caps, swim duffels and hoodies. With all these great prizes, kids across the nation are more excited than ever to be raising money for their swim teams!

About USA Swimming Foundation's SWIM-A-THON™

Swim-a-Thon™ is a fun and easy way to raise money for your swim team!

Participants earn money by swimming lengths of the swimming pool. Swimmers have a two-hour period in which toLane swimming (Medium) swim a maximum of 200 lengths. Swimmers get pledges from family, neighbors or businesses to support their efforts. Donors can either pledge a certain amount of money per length, or make a flat donation in support
of your team.

USA Swimming Foundation's Swim-a-Thon™ is the only official pledge-for-length swim program. Since 1998, Swim-a-Thons™ have generated more than $30 million for swim clubs and swim programs across the country.

The USA Swimming Foundation is proud to support your fundraising efforts. Participating teams will receive a new and improved fundraising toolkit, where you’ll find all the information you need to run a successful Swim-a-Thon™. Additionally, you’ll learn how the USA Swimming Foundation can incentivize your program with certificates and awards for your athletes, and provide promotion support to ensure the success of your event.

New for 2012, TeamUnify has been named the exclusive online program partner for the Swim-a-Thon™ program. TeamUnify has developed the only online technology specifically designed to conduct a Swim-a-Thon™ event—helping you to raise funds online, as well as track donations that are made offline. TeamUnify makes set-up, promotion and final reporting a breeze!  We are confident that this new tool will help clubs conduct their most successful Swim-a-Thons to date. Talk to a TeamUnify representative to learn more about their robust, online fundraising platform.

Swim-a-Thon™ is a registered trademark of the USA Swimming Foundation. In order to host a pledge-for-length swimming event, participating organizations must sign a contract with the USA Swimming Foundation. Participating teams agree to pay a nominal fee to the USA Swimming Foundation of 5% of the gross revenue from your Swim-a-Thon™ event. The fee that is paid to the USA Swimming Foundation supports its mission to save lives and build champions—in the pool and in life.

The USA Swimming Foundation serves as the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming. Whether we’re equipping our children with the life-saving skill of learn-to-swim through our Make a Splash initiative, or providing financial support to our heroes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.

Questions? Need more information?  Please contact the USA Swimming office.
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