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2020-2021 SPEEDO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS
2020-2021 All TIDES BONUS PRIZE WINNERS
In preparing for the 2022 Swim-a-Thon we are pleased to provide you with the information below and are happy to report many individuals and clubs were able to fundraise during the 2020-2021 season.
This year’s Top Individual Fundraiser ‘Age Group’ winner, raising a grand total of $4,315, is Dunya Ishola from the Chena Swim Club in British Columbia. For her efforts, Dunya’s prize includes a $3,500 travel credit to take her family on a trip anywhere they choose.
The Top Individual Fundraiser ‘Age Group’ runner-up, raising a total of $3,845, is Tyler Clogg of the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club in British Columbia. Tyler wins a $1,000 travel credit.
The Top Individual Fundraiser ‘Masters’ prize is not awarded as there was no participation in this category in 2020-2021. This category and prizing will remain in place for 2021-2022.
The Top Fundraising Club ‘Overall’, raising a grand total of $54,725, is the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club in British Columbia.
The Top Fundraising Club ‘Per Registered Swimmer’ (PRS) is Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club in Nova Scotia. The Crusaders raised $15,215 with 42 swimmer participants out of 73 registered competitive swimmers (58% participation). The club raised an average of $362.25 per swimmer.
Each of these winning swim clubs will receive a visit from a member of our National Team, which may be done virtually through Zoom. These visits will likely take place in 2022 and will be a great way for the team to celebrate their success.
The ‘Overall Summer Club’ category was created in 2020-2021 to provide summer clubs the opportunity to participate in Swim-a-Thon fundraising. Last season, there were no registered summer only clubs who participated in Swim-a-Thon. As a result, we are awarding the prize to the top fundraising club who ran a fundraiser during the summer window of May 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021. The Top Fundraising Club ‘Overall Summer’, raising a total of $17,835, is the Etobicoke Swim Club in Ontario.
Overall, the 24 participating swim clubs raised over $275,000 in the 2020-2021 Swim-a-Thon season.
Speedo Grand Prize winners along with All Tides Bonus Prize winners will be contacted individually – a full list will be posted on the Swim-a-Thon website as well as on social media by the end of October, once all winners have been contacted. Please be advised that all Speedo keychains will be shipped directly to clubs by either Swimming Canada or the respective Provincial Sections in the coming weeks.
2022 Swim-a-Thon dates:
In response to positive feedback from clubs across the country, Swim-a-Thon campaigns will again be eligible to take place between November 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 as outlined below under the fundraising windows.
2022 Swim-a-Thon fundraising windows and season payout schedule:
As we continue to offer year-round fundraising opportunities, we will provide four payout windows as follows:
|Category||Fundraising window||2021/2022 Season Payout|
|Age group & masters swim clubs||November 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022||January 2022|
|Age group & masters swim clubs||January 1, 2022 to February 28, 2022||March 2022|
|Age group & masters swim clubs||March 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022||June 2022|
|Age group, masters and summer swim clubs||May 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022||September 2022|
Club participation in Swim-a-Thon program:
Swim-a-Thon is a registered trademark of Swimming Canada. In order to host a Swim-a-Thon, swim clubs and their swimmers must be registered members of Swimming Canada and their affiliated Provincial Section and comply with all Swimming Canada Rules and Procedures governing Swim-a-Thon. Swim clubs must register and participate through Swimming Canada’s official online Swim-a-Thon system platform only.
2022 Swim-a-Thon prizing*:
All Age Group, Masters and Summer clubs, including their swimmers, who participate in Swim-a-Thon between November 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 are eligible for prizing. Again this year, for every $25 an individual raises, they are rewarded with entries to win one of five Speedo Grand Prizes and one of five All Tides Bonus Prizes. Raise $50, they have 2 entries into each draw. Raise $500, you are rewarded with 20 entries into each of the Grand Prize and Bonus Prize draws. Not to mention the top fundraising prizes our swimming community has grown to love, again valued this year at over $20,000.00. Prize winners will be announced prior to the 2022-2023 fundraising season.
Each Grand Prize includes:
1. 1 teamster backpack
2. 2 training suits
3. 2 pairs of goggles
4. 1 mesh bag
|All Tides||Bonus Prize||5||
Each Bonus Prize includes:
1. $500 Spending Spree at AllTides.com
|Marriott||Top Individual Fundraiser ‘Masters’||1||Prize includes: 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy Points (value dependent on redemption).|
Top Individual Fundraiser
Top Prize includes: $3,500 travel credit
Runner-Up Prize includes: $1,000 travel credit
Top Fundraising Club
|1||Prize includes: National Team Member visit|
Top Fundraising Club
|1||Prize includes: National Team Member visit|
Key Information you need to know about the 2022 Swim-A-Thon:
After reviewing prior Swim-a-Thon programs without charitable tax receipts, we will continue this model for the 2022 Swim-a-Thon. Our swim clubs have shown that the program can continue to be successful while not putting Swimming Canada’s charitable status at risk which is the best scenario possible. Our Marketing team continues to work towards making future Swim-a-Thon campaigns more dynamic and exciting.
Clubs will receive a grant for 90% of the gross amount raised through Swim-a-Thon. These grants are only to be used for club operations as outlined in the affidavit that must be signed by the club upon registration for Swim-a-Thon, in order to receive their grant. Of the 10% retained by Swimming Canada, the Provincial Section is given a 4% grant which Provincial Sections use to support Swim-a-Thon; 3-4% is for PayPal processing fees, updates to the Swim-a-Thon online system, and prizing; and the balance of 1-2% goes towards National swimming programs.
For-profit clubs as identified by their Provincial section may not participate in Swim-a-Thon, nor can their affiliated parent booster clubs.
2022 Swim-a-Thon tips and tools:
In the spirit of sharing knowledge and best practices amongst our swimming community, our partner RaiseAThon will be creating a webinar recording educating clubs with tips and tools on how to maximize your Swim-a-Thon fundraising efforts. Swimming Canada is also working on updating a 2022 Swim-a-Thon Marketing Toolkit with tips and tools to assist swim clubs (and their swimmers) with their fundraising efforts. These resources will be available online through the Swim-a-Thon website beginning in early November.
We are looking forward to another successful fundraising season.
*Prizing Rules and Regulations
Opens November 1, 2021 and closes August 31, 2022
There are no returns or exchanges on the Speedo Grand Prize items.
Odds of winning are dependent on number of eligible entrants for each prize level.
Per registered swimmer (PRS) is calculated as the total amount raised divided by the total number of registered competitive swimmers participating in the club’s Swim-a-Thon.
|2022 Swim-a-Thon Webinar Document||Swimming-Canada-Swim-A-Thon-Webinar-2021-2022-ONLINE-Tutorial-Final.pdf|
|2022 Swim-a-Thon Marketing Toolkit||2022-Swim-a-Thon-Marketing-Toolkit-Swimming-Canada_EN.pdf|
|2022 Swim-a-Thon - Memo - Provincial Sections & Swim Clubs||2022-SAT-MEMO-Provincial-Sections-Swim-Clubs_EN_Final.pdf|
|2022 Swim-a-Thon Webinar Recording||https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/872446402487548943|