2014 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 pledge-for-length fundraiser!


Over 5.7 MILLION DOLLARS were raised by hundreds of clubs across the country in 2013! 


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 2014 Little Book of Swim-a-Thon Success!

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

And, within 60 days of the completion of your successful 2014 Swim-a-Thon™, send in your 5% check, 2014 Financial and Award Redemption Report to receive your certificates and incentive award prizes.

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!

Your team could win a visit from Conor Dwyer in our National Swim-a-Thon™ Contest

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 from Conor Dwyer to your club!

All teams and clubs holding an official USA Swimming Foundation Swim-a-Thon™ between the dates December 2013 and November 2014 are automatically entered into the contest!

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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