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2017 Swim Marathon

posted Sep 22, 2017, 4:05 PM by DCST Webmaster   [ updated Sep 25, 2017, 10:16 AM ]
We hope this note finds you returning to a bit of normalcy after Hurricane Harvey. The Swim Marathon Committee has delayed communications about the event to give everyone a chance to catch their breath and return to the routine of school and swimming.

The Dad’s Club facilities weathered the storm with very few issues. We are fortunate that the creek bed restoration work was completed prior to the arrival of Hurricane Harvey. The pools were able to reopen just days after the storm and provided much needed recreation and a return to the routine for our team and members. Our facilities have hosted several school teams and USA swim teams who were unable to use their pools due to damage from the storm.

Dad’s Club, like the rest of Houston, intends to push forward with setting and achieving goals for the swimmers and the club. In that spirit, we are planning to move ahead with our annual Swim Marathon on October 28th. The club has reached out to those affected by the storm to offer support and an exemption from the fundraising requirement for this year.

Those of you who have participated in the Swim Marathon in previous years know it as an event that raises funds for the betterment of our swim club. This has always been the main purpose of the annual Swim Marathon. The money raised this year will fund the creek bed restoration work that saved our pools and will keep the club in a strong financial position for future facilities improvements.

Swimmers who participate in the Swim Marathon enjoy bolstering team spirit, gaining self-confidence, experiencing the joy of giving, and learning how their actions can make a difference.

Information is coming next week about how your swimmer(s) can participate in this endurance swim & fundraiser. Each swimmer is required to raise a minimum amount of money for the Swim Marathon ($150 for White and Blue Group and $200 for all other training groups). This can be done by fundraising through the swimmer’s personal website, by purchasing and selling raffle tickets, and through corporate sponsorships. The raffle is a fun new addition to the Swim Marathon this year, more information is coming soon. Signing up a business sponsor counts towards your swimmer’s fundraising goal. The dollar amount of their sponsorship is attributed to your swimmer’s required amount (sponsorship form).

We look forward to a fun swim marathon. The theme this year is Dive In with the coach’s quote, Those who endure...conquer.

The Swim Marathon Committee