From a West Coast Aquatics news release.
On Friday, April 10th, and Saturday, April 11th, WEST Coast Aquatics swim team will be holding its official 2015 Swim-A-Thon™ where competitive swimmers—ranging in age from 7 to 18—swim for two hours or up to 200 lengths of the pool to raise money to fund programs and improve its facility.
Swim-A-Thon™ is a nationwide program, with 5% of money raised supporting USA Swimming. Last year, WEST Coast Aquatics raised more than $50,000, and was USA Swimming Foundation Gold Medal contest winner in its club size category, earning the most dollars raised amongst “small” teams. WEST hopes to raise $60,000.00 this year!
WEST Coast Aquatics provides a safe and positive environment for all levels of swimming from beginner to national-level competitive swimming. Swimmers as young as three-years-old can learn the basics of swimming and water safety, progress through the WEST Coast Aquatics Swim School, to the pre-competitive team, and then onto the competitive team.
The pool is also used for senior water aerobics and general membership lap swim.
Each summer, kids from the community enjoy the fun activity of the Summer Swim Team.
In the fall and winter, the Henry M. Jackson High School and Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School swim teams practice at the WEST Coast Aquatics facility.
Zumba classes, personal training, Taekwondo and swim team dry-land workouts take place in the gym.
“Reaching the $60,000.00 fundraising goal will allow WEST to cover ongoing facility maintenance costs and help update our aging equipment,” said WEST Coast Aquatics president and head coach, Nick Chevalier. “We hope to get a new timing system and starting blocks so we can host more quality meets,” Chevalier adds. “Please help the our swim team achieve its goal!”
About WEST Coast Aquatics
WEST Coast Aquatics is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on promoting fitness for life, healthy habits, and maximizing potential as athletes, students, and members of society.
Learn more about WEST Coast Aquatics and pledge support of these dedicated swimmers by making a donation at www.WestSwimTeam.com. Or drop in and swim a few laps!