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2022-2023 SEASON IS NOW OPEN

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2021-2022 SPEEDO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

Taryn Lee OSAC
Luka Wright GMAC
Lia Galazzo DCSC
William Steier CLM
Maggie Escaravage HANEY

2021-2022 All TIDES BONUS PRIZE WINNERS

Ava Norman GOLD
Meica Kloos PPSC
Payton Knott TNL
Hailey Hickman COMOX
Andi Nosworthy KLAC

In preparing for the 2023 Swim-a-Thon season, we are pleased to provide you with the information below. We are excited to report fundraising participation is approaching pre-pandemic levels, with total fundraising increasing nearly half of a million dollars compared to last year! Overall, the 64 participating clubs raised over $735,000 in the 2021-2022 Swim-a-Thon season, a 167% increase.

This year’s Top Individual Fundraiser ‘Age Group’ winner, raising a grand total of $4,780, is Darcel Bookal from the Oshawa Aquatic Club (OSHAC) in Ontario. For their efforts, Darcel’s prize includes a $3,500 travel credit to take their family on a trip anywhere they choose. The Top Individual Fundraiser ‘Age Group’ runner-up, raising a total of $2,750, is Bora Clancy of the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club (VPSC) in British Columbia. Bora wins a $1,000 travel credit.

For the first time since the category was created, we are excited to announce a winner in the Top Individual Fundraiser ‘Masters’ category. For their remarkable fundraising efforts, raising a total of $4,945, Cathy Harper from the Alberta Marlin Aquatic Masters (AMAM) has won 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points!

For a second year in a row, the Top Fundraising Club ‘Overall’, raising a grand total of $46,890, is the Vancouver Pacific Swim Club (VPSC) in British Columbia. The Top Fundraising Club ‘Per Registered Swimmer’ (PRS) is the Scarborough Swim Club (SCAR) in Ontario. The club raised $11,245 with 28 swimmer participants out of 90 registered competitive swimmers (31.1% participation). The club raised an average of $401.61 per swimmer!

Introducing a new and improved Swim-a-Thon fundraising platform in 2023:

In an effort to streamline fundraising efforts and increase the accessibility of Swim-a-Thon across the country, Swimming Canada has invested in a custom fundraising platform – built exclusively to meet the fundraising needs of our swimming community. Clubs and individuals are invited to sign up for free by visiting donate.swimming.ca, and following the three easy steps to begin their fundraising efforts.

After nearly a decade partnership, Swimming Canada would like to thank Raise-a-Thon for their lasting contributions to the swimming community as our previous Swim-a-Thon fundraising platform.

After reviewing prior Swim-a-Thon programs without charitable tax receipts, we will continue this model for the 2023 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.

2023 Swim-a-Thon dates:

With the launch of our new Swim-a-Thon fundraising platform, Swim-a-Thon campaigns are now eligible to begin earlier (October 3, 2022) and run until August 31, 2023 as outlined below under the fundraising windows.

2023 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 2022/2023 Season Payout
Age group & masters swim clubs October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 January 2023
Age group & masters swim clubs January 1, 2023 to February 28, 2023 March 2023
Age group & masters swim clubs March 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023 June 2023
Age group, masters and summer swim clubs May 1, 2023 to August 31, 2023 September 2023

2023 Swim-a-Thon prizing*:

All Age Group, Masters and Summer clubs, including their swimmers, who participate in Swim-a-Thon between October 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023 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, they 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 2023-2024 fundraising season.

Partner Prize Level* Qty Details
Speedo Grand Prize 5

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).
Swimming Canada

Top Individual Fundraiser

‘Age Group’

2

Top Prize includes: $3,500 travel credit

Runner-Up Prize includes: $1,000 travel credit

Top Fundraising Club

‘Overall’

1 Prize includes: National Team Member visit

Top Fundraising Club

‘PRS’

1 Prize includes: National Team Member visit

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. Funds raised will not be released to a swim club if it is not registered and in good standing with their respective Provincial section.

Club grants:

Clubs will continue to 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 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:

For-profit clubs as identified by their Provincial section may not participate in Swim-a-Thon, nor can their affiliated parent booster clubs.

We are looking forward to another successful fundraising season.

*Prizing Rules and Regulations

Opens October 1, 2022 and closes August 31, 2023

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.

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