Swim-a-thon 9/29

There will be no swimming on 9/29 due to a swim-a-thon being hosted by members of the Hawks swim team. We are working with the Aquatics Director for a possible reschedule.

However, perhaps there are Gunks that are interested in participating in the swim-a-thon? If so there are forms available at the pool – the following information is from Paul Benkert, the lead organizer of the event:

Several weeks ago after finding out that two of very recent former swimmers were diagnosed with Thyroid cancer, Coach Erin asked me to look into doing a swimathon to benefit the American Cancer society or a similar charity.

This may be an ambitious goal but if we got 200 swimmers getting pledges for $100.00 each. We could generate over $20,000.00.

Although we will not be benefiting the Hawks swim team directly the residual benefits of team building and team spirit as well as giving back to your community is a lesson to our children that no amount of money can buy.

If you are not familiar with what a swimathon is the USA Swimming web site offers a very good description.

Should anyone have any other questions I can always be reached at apbenkert@aol.com or 845-629-5676.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Paul Benkert

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