Local Crusader swimmers seeking support for Swim-A-Thon

FALL RIVER: Four local girls will be participating with their clubmates with the Dartmouth Swim Club in a national Swim-A-Thon fundraiser.

The four, Claire Richards; Hannah MacLeod; Avery Hynes; and Rosalyn Tate all range in age from nine to 16-year-olds, and are members of the Dartmouth Crusaders.

In a release, it’s noted that the club’s goal for the Swimming Canada sanctioned fundraiser is $7,500.

Swim-A-Thon is a national charity event that helps swim clubs across the country raise funds to help with program development, access to valuable resources and professional coaches.

“Swim-A-Thon is a team fundraising event that enables the swimmers to participate in a way that is meaningful to them because they’re doing the sport they love to support their team,” said Head coach Michelle Wilson.

“The distance they swim challenges what they believe they can do, or how much they can improve, and doing it with their teammates creates some fun and competition that helps build team spirit.”

The Crusaders will use the funds raised to help the swim club with ongoing operational costs such as facility rental, training equipment needs, and professional coaching. Swim Canada grants 90% of the funds raised back to the team.

“Our club values have always reflected the spirit of community and we believe in making sure that our sport and our team is accessible by limiting financial barriers,” said Club president and parent volunteer, Jody Crowther.

“All sports can be expensive for families, but are so vital to the development of our children. Fundraisers such as the Swim-A-Thon help us gain access to the best available resources and coaches so that youth in our club can compete at provincial and national levels.”

The fundraising activity began March 1 and the Swim-A-Thon event will be held from March 25th – 27th at the Zatzman Sportsplex pool.

For more information on the Swim-A-Thon and to support the team visit: