Swim-A-Thon Overview
How it works:
  1. Collect Addresses: Start collecting your list of people you will ask to be a sponsor. Bring your list of names and addresses to the kick-off rally & letter writing party or start addressing letters on your own right now.

  2. Attend Swim-A-Thon Kick-off Rally & Letter Writing Party: Saturday, Feb 28th, 2015 at Lakes Club House. Have a fun time writing sponsor letters (see number 3 below) while eating food and drinks.

  3. Write Sponsor Letters: BLUE WAVE will supply the Swim-A-Thon form letters that the swimmer completes with the name of the potential sponsor and the name of the swimmer. BLUE WAVE will also provide two envelopes: a mailing envelope, which the swimmer addresses to the sponsor; and a return envelope pre-addressed to BLUE WAVE. The sponsor letter is also available at the BLUE WAVE Swim-A-Thon webpage. At the Letter Writing Party, BLUE WAVE will provide postage for mailing the sponsor letters. After the letter writing party, swimmers must provide the postage. But, keep writing sponsor letters until the Swim-A-Thon ends!

  4. Email: You can also use email to send requests to sponsors. Just download the Sponsor Letter (PDF version) from the Swim-A-Thon section in the BLUE WAVE Swim Team website and attach the PDF file with your email to your sponsor.

  5. Pick up a Swim-A-Thon pledge packet from your coach. Start collecting pledges from your neighbors, teachers, and businesses. Even if you mailed the pledge letter, you can also earn additional pledges from potential sponsors who you do not have addresses for. All you need to do is go up to someone ask if they will sponsor you for this years Swim-A-Thon.

  6. Swim: Swimmer completes a maximum of 200 lengths within two hours at the Swim-A-Thon Swim to be held on April 25th (exact schedule to be determined). Each swimmer’s coach will determine an appropriate goal for the swimmer.