On the afternoon of May 18th, 2019, all members of our TEAM, more than 450 athletes, are invited to swim 200 laps to support our program. As a TEAM we have been recognized nationally for our Swim-a-thon success for many years. We know our community is strong, and our swimmers are swimming faster than ever locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Daily training, regular competition, and an emphasis on PROCESS by which goals are accomplished offers fundamental life lessons to our swimmers. Our theme of "Rose What!?!?! What does Rose Bowl mean to YOU?" combines one of our long-time cheers, with an ask of swimmers and families to think just what makes Rose Bowl so special for them!
The Swim-a-thon allows the Rose Bowl Aquatics Swim Club to maintain activities and operations separate from those covered by monthly and annual dues. Just a few of those examples are below:
• Relays at all meets;
• Team travel and participation in meets at all levels from local and regional meets to national competition across the state and country;
• Capital expenses and improvements such as new starting blocks, our touchpad timing system, and Rose Bowl tarps that protect our swimmers from weather and create a TEAM area at all meets.
While the large portion of the funds raised goes directly to the Booster Club budget to support the operations of the TEAM through the year, we are also able to create savings to invest in larger projects. While in the past these have included such expenditures as new lane lines, starting blocks, process consultants (nutrition, sports psych, etc.), we are most excited about the addition that was made possible in large part do to the support of our incredible families, our new video scoreboard! Thank you all for your support that made it possible!
Every single member of the TEAM benefits from funds raised by this event, please support the 2019 Swim-a-thon.