Last week, the four USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thon Gold Medal Clubs were announced and now it's time to announce the winner of the USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thon Contest! Over 550 teams hosted a USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thon in 2017, raising almost $7 million in fundraising dollars.
Another year in the books and we are seeing more and more money raised per fundraiser. In 2017 the average USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thon run on the TeamUnify system raised $11,150! What could your club do with an extra 11k?
Because of each team's efforts, in 2017 we reached an all new high total of Swim-A-Thon dollars raised—a staggering $5,537,971! In total, TeamUnify teams have raised over $29,400,000 using the TeamUnify Fundraising Platform since its inception.
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–Emily Edward, Fundraising Admin — Flood Aquatics Swim Team
The best way to put it is that the Flood Aquatics Swim Team crushed their USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thon fundraising goals and it was their first time running it on the TUMoney system! Not only did they have to bump their initial goals up by $5,000, but they still exceeded it and went above the $15,000 mark. We are so proud of them in their team's efforts. They have 38 accounts and just under 60 athletes in the water. That means that each athlete on average collected over $275. That is huge for their team!
Swim-A-Thons are a huge deal in USA Swimming. More than likely, it is your biggest fundraiser of the year for your club. While helping to host the USAS Swim-A-Thon Workshop last year in Atlanta, we picked up a few tips and tricks of the fundraising trade that we want to share with you!
Do you need some help with your next fundraiser and want to learn how to raise more money? We teamed up with the USA Swimming Foundation to host a Swim-A-Thon Fundraising Workshop at last year's 2016 USAS Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. This workshop featured three rockstar fundraising admins who shared their goals, planning, and secrets to running a prosperous USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thon.
Wow, is all we can say. In 2016, teams reached an all new gross money raised with the TeamUnify TUMoney platform, a staggering $7.1 million in fundraising events and $5,351,312 with USA Swimming Foundation Swim-A-Thons. TeamUnify teams have raised over $28,000,000 using the TUMoney platform since its inception.
- Ron Kozinski of the Peoria Area Water Wizards
We have completed our Swim-A-Thon and it was a huge success for us. Using TUMoney for the Swim-A-Thon helped us surpass our goal and every expectation we had!
The Month of April is now officially the largest fundraising month TeamUnify Teams have ever seen. This is all possible with the TUMoney platform and the numbers are not just big, they are gigantic.
Traditionally one of the hardest roadblocks with fundraising is reaching out beyond your team's normal donation circle. The TUMoney platform enables swim teams and participants to reach potential donors at a significantly larger scale.