WHAT’S A SWIM-A-THON? The SWIM-A-THON is our team’s only fundraiser and a great way to motivate and train our swimmers. Team members raise money by asking for pledges or flat donations for swimming LENGTHS* of the pool. Money raised is used to help cover the costs of coaches, trophies, league fees, awards, etc. Use the pledge form.
WHAT ARE THE RULES? Swimmers have a one-hour period to swim as many lengths* as they can. A swimmer may use any stroke or method other than walking to get up and down the pool. Swimmers may not stop to talk, hang on side, rest or otherwise stop swimming. Once a swimmer has touched the bottom of the pool or stops swimming or his/her time is up and the number of lengths* is recorded.
EACH SWIMMER WILL NEED TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN LAP COUNTER.
Should a swimmer not be available to swim on the actual day of The SWIM-A-THON, he/she can swim their lengths*at the next practice. Please let coaches know if you will be doing a make-up swim.
* Refreshments will be served to swimmers when they are done swimming.
* Prizes will be awarded at year-end banquet for Most Lengths Swam and for Most Money Raised.
* All money must be collected and turned in by June 18, 2014.
* Checks payable to Northern Hills Swim Team or NHST.
*LENGTHS: We emphasize that the swimmers use the term “lengths” (not laps,)which means from one end of the pool to the other. FYI, some of our middle aged to older swimmers may swim 100 lengths or more.
Location: Northern Hills Swimming Pool is located at 13114 Scarsdale (in Northern Hills) San Antonio, TX 78217 Mailing address: Northern Hills Neighborhood Swimming Pool Association (NHNSPA) PO Box 171113 San Antonio, TX 78217 Off-Season Contact: (September thru May) Use the mailing address above. Email NH Pool President In-Season Contact: (June thru August) Stop by the Pool or call the Pool Office @ 210-655-0681 All prices, schedules, and terms subject to change without notice. But we'll do our best to avoid that! NorthernHillsPool.org website is maintained by NH Pool volunteers. Your patience and your support are greatly appreciated!
Northern Hills Pools is owned and operated by the Northern hills Neighborhood Swimming Pool Association (NHNSPA), a volunteer-driven, community-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Volunteer contributions and tax-deductible donations are always needed, welcomed, and appreciated!