Hosting an SAA pool swim is as easy as dedicating a practice or part of your practice. This one-page template spells out the program.
We invite age group, Masters, summer, youth league, triathletes, learn-to-swim, water aerobics and any other water-based program to support the SAA cause by hosting a benefit swim at your home pool. Please contact us if you want to host an SAA pool swim. Below are common questions and support you can expect from us when hosting an SAA pool charity swim. You can find our pool swim schedule here.
STARTING A POOL SWIM FAQs
WHY HOST A POOL SWIM?
The SAA pool benefit program was developed as an opportunity for those who want to support SAA but don’t have an SAA open water swim in their community or aren’t able to attend an SAA open water swim. This one-page template spells out the program and what SAA offers.
WE BUILD YOUR WEBSITE
We will create and host on swimacrossamerica.org a donation page for your pool swim and your swimmers; you provide a couple of paragraphs why you are hosting the swim and pictures and we will set it up for you.
WE HELP YOU PROMOTE
We promote pool swims to more than 100,000 supporters via our e-newsletters and social media.
WE HELP YOU SEND EMAILS
Registered participants to your pool swim get their own personal story/fundraising page and they may send pre-written e-mails to their friends and supporters encouraging donations. We also offer a Swim Across America app that participants may share messages via social media and track their fundraising progress.
WE GIVE BACK TO YOUR PROGRAM
We know pool space isn’t free. We know you might want to provide donuts, coffee and other stuff to create a fun day of swimming for your pool swim fundraiser. We offer up to 8% of the proceeds donated to your pool swim back to your program to help cover costs you incur. Should you forego the 8%, we will donate that money to our beneficiaries.
WE PROVIDE INSURANCE
If requested, we will provide the facility hosting your SAA pool benefit swim a $1,000,000 certificate of insurance naming the facility as an additional insured. The COI will be good for day of the pool swim and your swimmers will be required to sign an SAA waiver.
WE PROVIDE SWAG
We provide SAA branded swim caps and an SAA banner you may keep. We provide Amazon gift cards as incentives for participants who reach fundraising levels.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Donations from SAA pool charity swims support our American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) grants that are furthering cancer research.
CLICK HERE TO START A SAA POOL SWIM!
If your age group, high school, college, Masters or summer league program wants to host an SAA Pool Fundraiser, contact us or call at (908) 451-3542 to get started.