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GVSA Swimathon

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Backwell Leisure Centre

Farleigh Road

Backwell

BS48 3PB

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The GVSA Swimathon has become a regular bi-annual event, and is always a fun evening enjoyed by both swimmers and spectators. A massive £9000 has been raised over the last 3 events, which makes a huge difference to the donations that the GVSA can make to major school projects.

What is it?

Teams will consist of 6 swimmers, swimming in relay for 45 minutes.

There will be medals for the child and adult teams swimming the most lengths.

Everyone will receive a participants medal.

We ask each swimmer to collect donations from as many people as possible (either an amount per length they swim eg 20p per length, or a total amount eg £5 for taking part). The class who raises the highest amount of donations will also receive a prize.

Children in years 4, 5 and 6 are invited to take part. For children in lower years, we ask parents to sign up and swim for the class team.


ADULT SWIMMERS - SIGN UP HERE

Please add your year group when you put in your name to register - then we can group swimmers together more easily.

Child swimmers need to register via school (see separate letter).


FAQs

Do I need to be able to dive in?

You are not allowed to dive in! You will start in the water, and you are welcome to swim freestyle or breaststroke.

One swimmer will start in the lane and swim to the other end. The next swimmer will be ready at the end to swim back to the start. The relay will carry on until the end of the 45 minutes.

How many lengths do I have to swim?

It depends on the other people in your team and their time per length – but you can always take a break! Most people will swim 20 lengths in a 45 min period, with a rest in-between whilst the other swimmers are doing their lengths.

How do I collect my sponsorship money?

You can set up an online account with Just Giving (crowdfunding option) or Virgin Money which you can then share online.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/

https://www.justgiving.com/

Otherwise, a Sponsorship form will be available from the Reception area noticeboard at school.

Do you have to be a parent to swim?

No! Please encourage friends, older siblings and Grandparents who are keen to swim to sign up too!

How does Eventbrite work?

This generates a free ticket for the event and gives us your contact information. It will generate a registration list for us to use on the day.

What is the GV Triathlon?

This year we are also looking to organise organising cycling and running events. If you complete all three events you will receive a very special GV Triathlon medal for your efforts!

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Farleigh Road

Backwell

BS48 3PB

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