Pickett Family, 50 years of swimming reunion. 380,000 yards for Swim With Mike.


Tod Pickett Fundraiser


To Celebrate Zach’s Senior year at USC and my 50th year of swimming I have decided to have a swim reunion April 7th, during the “World’s Largest Pool Party” at USC’s Uytengsu Aquatic Center.   I would like to personally invite all of the people who have been part of this great swimming adventure.  From the CMAC, Beach Swim Club, CMHS, Golden West College, Chico State, Masters Swimming and all those I have had the privilege to coach.  I will be sponsoring a lane at the event and invite anyone to come by and take a swim and see what this wonderful program called Swim-With-Mike is all about.  To date SWM has raised $20million dollars and awarded 218 total Scholarships since 1981.  111 Total Universities in 33 states have hosted SWM scholarship recipients.   

I am a big  believer in what Ron Orr calls the ripple effect.  I have decided to do is make small ripples everyday from today, Nov 20th  to April 7th. My goal will be to swim 380,000 yards in honor of 38 years.  All I am asking for is a simple donation of 10 cents per 1,000 yards, or $38.00.  With 100 sponsors that will be $3,800 dollars.  

If you would like to come swim with me, it will cost you $50 and you will get to swim with old friends and guest swimmers.  I have a 50 backstroke race scheduled with Olympian John Naber.  Bruce Furniss will also be a lane guest as will a number of swimming legends. It is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday in April.  

Hope to see you all there.



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