Tonight is the night of our 11th Annual Emma Sundermann Swim-A-Thon, and we’re excited to have all of you coming today. This event is from 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM for all groups! (Everyone should be on deck at 5:15) If you have a team suit, please make sure your swimmer wears it, if you ordered one you will get it tonight. If you have lost the information/pledge packet, click here so you can print one out at home.
We host the Swim-A-Thon every year in the memory of Pat Sundermann’s daughter, Emma, who had been involved with our swim team at it’s formation in the mid-90’s. Emma had an unparalleled passion to swimming and our team, and after her tragic passing, the Swim-A-Thon was put together in order to support the team she cared for.
This year we are looking to invest heavily in our team, and program. The first fruition of this investment came with the equipment that we have ordered all of the children; these tools are to be used for our practices in order to offer them better training. Now we are aiming even bigger with our Swim-A-Thon. We are looking at a few specific items.
- Two portable pace clocks so that younger swimmers can better read, and learn how to read, the clock.
- A proper starting system, a megaphone that works only half the time and a whistle is not a good way to run a meet.
- Software to run meets. As the swimming sport has gone digital, all meets are run through a program called Hy-Tek Meet Manager. All local teams use it to send and share results, it’s a lot better than having to photocopy results, mail them, and have no one want to come to our facility for a meet. Trust me.
- A banner to hang up at our pool, or to take with us to away meets.
These may not seem like that much, but the total cost of all these items is close to $2,200. This is where we are looking for your support.
Like mentioned before, we are looking forward to seeing everyone tonight.