Looking for a fun and easy way to raise critical dollars for your swim team? Swim-a-Thon is a great way to raise needed funds while supporting the USA Swimming Foundation! It’s a simple, in-pool fundraiser where participants earn money by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers ask family members, friends, neighbors, or businesses to pledge a certain amount of money per length, or make a flat donation in support of the team.
Athletes participating in your team Swim-a-Thon fundraiser can earn Swim-a-Thon Deck Pass Patches, participation and incentive awards from the USA Swimming Foundation, including bag tags, swim caps, water bottles, t-shirts, hoodies, towels, duffel bags, and backpacks. Plus, qualified teams are automatically entered into an annual, nationwide Swim-a-Thon contest where you have the opportunity to win valuable prize packages, and, the ultimate prize, a personal club visit from a current National Team athlete! Teams also have access to a robust online fundraising platform through TeamUnifyTM, our official Swim-a-Thon online fundraising partner.
In the past 10 years, more than 1,000 swim teams across the country have raised more than $50.8 million dollars for their clubs. In 2016, more than 550 teams raised $7.4 million dollars, that’s an average of $13,450 per team!
Since 2012, more than $1.4 million has been contributed in support of the USA Swimming Foundation's mission to save lives and build champions from teams hosting a USA Swimming Foundation Swim-a-Thon. Teams sign a contract to contribute 5% (or more) of the gross proceeds from their event to the Foundation. Each year many teams choose to contribute more than 5%, with some teams making the USA Swimming Foundation their charity of choice by donating 100% of their proceeds back to the USA Swimming Foundation!
When your team hosts a USA Swimming Foundation Swim-a-Thon, you are not only raising funds to build a stronger team at home, you are helping to provide endless opportunities to kids, athletes, coaches, and swim programs across the country!
Are you ready to get started on your way to fundraising the fun and successful way, the Swim-a-Thon way?
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 (see below)
Choose our Traditional or TeamUnify fundraising platform. Either way, your team will be swimming their way to fun and financial rewards!
Within 60 days of the completion of your 2017 Swim-a-Thon event, please follow the instructions outlined below: