Stingrays Swim-a-thon Fundraiser

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What Is A Swim-a-thon?

A 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 to swim 200 lengths or as many as 400. 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 donation in support of your team.

Should I Fundraise?

This is our MAJOR FUNDRAISING EVENT OF THE SEASON. It doesn’t matter if you make every meet, some meets, or never swim in a single event…  If you’re in the pool swimming we would really appreciate your help fundraising.

June 11

Kick Off Swim-a-thon… Don’t start swimming just yet, but start collecting pledges!!

Pledges Due July 12

Please turn in ALL your Pledges at one time at one of these 3 times/locations:

1) If you have your pledges, please turn them in Thursday July 12, at the pool during practice time
2) Monies are Due at the SWIM-A-THON BBQ July 19.
3) If your swimmer(s) has to collect donations based on their lap count, bring a counter to the pool, and their funds are due July 26 at the pool. Otherwise all donations are due 7/19/18!

Gather Materials

Follow the link to gather the materials you will need.

You do not have to use them all, but please feel free to use what you need.

Each Swimmer’s goal is to raise $100… but prizes will be awarded to top performers!!!

Get Your Fundraising Tools Here

Collect Pledges

Now is the time to start collecting pledges and donations for our Swim-a-Thon! You have approximately 3-4 weeks … but you’ll likely need all the time to meet your goal, so stay active!

Tips & Hints

Turn in Pledges

Commitments are due prior to the Swim-a-thon… Prizes will be awarded to swimmers who reach their fundraising goals!


The actual Swim-a-thon will take place during normal practice time… because we know you all have crazy schedules!


  • 8 & Unders: 3:30 – 4:30 PM
  • 10 & Unders: 3:30 – 5:00 PM
  • 11 & Over: 7:30 – 9:30 AM

Where do our donations go?

The Gunnison Stingrays are a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible and ALL proceeds go toward coach salaries, administration and related Stingrays programming.

Without your fundraising efforts, your Swimming fees would not be enough to cover our expenses.

So, thank you for participating! We know that it can be hard to add things to your busy agendas! BUT our kids are worth it!!


Swim-a-thon prizes will be awarded to participants who meet their goal as follows:

  • Lap/Fundraising Awards
  • 200+ , 300+, 400+ Laps for 11 & Overs AND Fundraising Goal ($100)
  • 100+, 150+, 200+  Laps for 10 & Under AND Fundraising Goal ($100)
  • Swimmers who meet their lap goal AND EXCEED their fundraising goal by collecting $150+ are eligible for a FREE POLAR INSULATED CUSTOM GUNNISON STINGRAYS WATER BOTTLE

Plus many additional prizes will be awarded at the BBQ!!!

  • $30 Mochas Coffeehouse & Bakery Gift Card
  • $20 Mochas Coffeehouse & Bakery Gift Card
  • $10 Mochas Coffeehouse & Bakery Gift Card
  • And More!

Please note: Awards are not cumulative. An athlete qualifies for the single highest prize for which they are eligible.


Call Rob 970-209-3466