The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is calling athletes of all ages and skill levels to take part in a weeklong Swim-A-Thon to raise funds for Swim with Mike, a scholarship fund for physically challenged athletes. The RBAC will “kick off” the Swim-A-Thon on Saturday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m. and Friday, April 5th.
Register here or pick up forms at the RBAC. When registering, be sure to write in your affiliation with the RBAC!
“Swim in the morning, at lunch or in the evening—whenever it is convenient, “stated Chad Durieux, RBAC Head Coach, Masters Swim. “ Bring your school group, club or even swim with the Masters Swim Team! Reduce stress, get in shape and help a worthy cause at the same time!”
Participants are encouraged to obtain sponsors and sponsors may pledge a flat rate or an amount per lap with no minimum required. Any donation is greatly appreciated and donations may be cash, check or credit card. Those who raise a minimum of $50 will receive a ticket to the Swim With Mike Barbeque event held on April 7 at USC. Those who raise $100 or more will receive commemorative items that may include: a T-Shirt, Goodie Bag, (Swim with Mike) 38th Anniversary Tile Coaster, Sweatshirt, Collectors Mug and Beach Towel.
The RBAC hopes to raise $10,000 for Swim with Mike. “Mike’s story and commitment to helping others is remarkable,” exclaimed Kurt Knop, Executive Director. “It’s an honor to support his worthy cause, especially as he is a longtime RBAC lap swimmer. I hope that all members of the RBAC community will participate and help this great effort.”
The Swim-A-Thon at the RBAC leads up to the 39th Annual Swim with Mike event on Saturday, April 6th from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at USC Uytengsu Aquatics Center and Howard Jones Field. This fun-filled day includes food, entertainment, celebrities, a swim clinic with Olympians, raffle prizes, massage center, silent auction and Kid’s Corner.
About the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center
The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center is dedicated to providing the finest aquatic opportunities through instruction, training, competition, therapy, and recreation to all members of our diverse communities. Open 360 days a year, the Center includes two Olympic Pools, a Therapy Pool, weight room, conference rooms, locker rooms, café and aquatics merchandise shop. It hosts programs including water aerobics, warm water exercise, lap swimming, learn-to-swim lessons, diving and water polo, yoga and CrossFit.
For more information about the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, visit www.rosebowlaquatics.org.