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Swim Marathon 2015 - FAQ's

posted Oct 2, 2015, 5:22 PM by Heather Buscher   [ updated Oct 29, 2015, 7:31 PM ]
            


Q: What are the Marathon start times? 
A: The start times for each group are posted here and may be adjusted
slightly closer to the day. Marathon day for the Mavericks is Sun Nov 1st,
and Water Aerobics on Mon Nov 2nd at 10:30 AM.


Q: What if my swimmer can’t make the group swim on Marathon Day? 

A: We would really love everyone to participate on the official marathon date. It's a fun experience to complete it together with all their team mates. 
However;  no one misses out! Everyone on the swim team swims 
– Everyone fundraises! Everyone gets a T-shirt, etc…. 
Check with your coach to see when the make-up day will be to swim!







Q: Is there a minimum dollar amount swimmers should raise? 
A: Yes! As indicated in the annual swim team registration agreement, there is a minimum requirement for each swimmer to raise. 
  • Blue and White practice groups - $100
  • Bronze, Silver, Gold, Senior, Sr. Elite - $200
  • Masters, Tri-Swim, Members – $40 Entry Fee
Q: When is the money due?
A: The donations are due on Sat Oct 31st - the day of the Marathon. Although on-line donations are strongly preferred, if a swimmer has collected pledges (on a per length basis and/or checks are given) the money is due on Monday Nov 2.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to download an example Pledge Sheet if you need one.

Q: How do I find out if my employer has a matching donation or volunteer grant program?
A: Check with your Human Resources or Community Affairs department to find out what grants they may offer and any forms they would require. There are also websites out there that can find this out for you! If you need any help filling out your company's forms or are unsure what your company offers please contact Heather Buscher at hbuscher@dadsclub-swimteam.com

Q: What is this year’s Marathon Theme?
A: This years theme is Where Amazing Happens... For more information about this years theme or how the money will be used, take a look at the central fundraising page on the web http://www.active.com/donate/dadsclubswimteam2015. Please Search for your swimmer at the TOP OF THE PAGE to get to their personal page  - BEFORE you make a donation! Otherwise the donation will not count toward your swimmers "minimum to raise".

Q: I did not get an email with a link to my personal fundraising page, how do I get one?
A: Everyone should have received the web link to his or her individual fundraising page on Friday Oct 2, directly from ActiveGiving givingsupport@active.com. If you didn’t receive the email from ActiveGiving with your link, or you need any help with customization – please contact: Heather Buscher at hbuscher@dadsclub-swimteam.com

Q: How do I customize my swimmers' personal fundraising page?
A. Research has shown that donors are more generous when the fundraising is personalized! You can personalize your fundraising page with a photo and a sentence or two about what Dad’s Club means to you! Login to http://www.active.com/donations with your username and password (from the original email from givingsupport@active.com) to access your Campaign HQ to edit it. If you didn’t receive the email from Active Giving with your link and password, or you need any help with customization – please contact: Heather Buscher at hbuscher@dadsclub-swimteam.com
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Heather Buscher,
Oct 2, 2015, 5:52 PM
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