SMAC's 2019 SWIM-A-THON Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club

Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club's 2019 Swim-a-Thon is here!

When: February 26th, 2019 @ 4:30pm

Where: At your respective practice location.

All checks for the Swim-A-Thon should be made out to Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club. SMAC is a non-profit organization managed by a parent advisory board and all donations are tax deductible.

Our Goal this season is to raise $25,000 for our SMAC athletes!


Swim-a-Thon is a great way to raise needed funds while supporting the USA Swimming Foundation! It’s a simple, in-pool fundraiser where participants earn money by swimming lengths of the pool. Swimmers ask family members, friends, neighbors, or businesses to pledge a certain amount of money per length, or make a flat donation in support of Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club's non-profit 501(c). All donations to the Swim-A-Thon are tax deductable.

Athletes participating in our team Swim-a-Thon fundraiser can earn Swim-a-Thon Deck Pass Patches, participation and incentive awards from the USA Swimming Foundation, including bag tags, swim caps, water bottles, t-shirts, hoodies, towels, duffel bags, and backpacks. Plus, qualified teams are automatically entered into an annual, nationwide Swim-a-Thon contest where you have the opportunity to win valuable prize packages, and, the ultimate prize, a personal club visit from a current National Team athlete! Teams also have access to a robust online fundraising platform through TeamUnify, our official Swim-a-Thon online fundraising partner.

In the past 10 years, more than 1,000 swim teams across the country have raised more than $50.8 million dollars for their clubs. In 2016, more than 550 teams raised $7.4 million dollars, that’s an average of $13,450 per team!

How Does SMAC's Swim-A-Thon Work?

Tuesday, Feburary 26th, every SMAC athlete will be taking part in the 2019 Swim-a-thon. Every SMAC athlete will be swimming 2 hours straight, trying to accumulate as many laps as possible in the time period.

  • Athletes can swim with gear, choose their stroke or take a break as needed.
  • Parents will need to count laps for their athlete. They'll need your help - bring a pencil and paper!
  • We will have bagels, drinks and snacks following the event.

Travel and Local SMAC athletes 12 and under can wear fins, paddles, kickboards. If athletes have to take a break, take a break. It's a truly fun event, and we'll be looking to dominate some records set last season. All SMAC athletes are expected to attend. Below is the video from 2016!

All donations to SMAC's Non Profit are tax deductible.


Flat donations can be submitted at any time either online or to a coach. Per lap donations are due by March 15th. We've got a goal of $25,,000, which works out to roughly $140 per athlete.

All checks for the Swim-A-Thon should be made out to Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club. SMAC is a non-profit organization managed by a parent advisory board and all donations are tax deductible.

Why Are We Raising Money?

  • We're looking to purchase more training equipment for our athletes.
  • Financial Stability for SMAC's Non-Profit. All donations are Tax-Deductible.
  • Investment in a Capital Fund towards the construction of our very own pool.
  • Funds will be used for continuing coaches education in the form of American Swim Coaches Association clinics and schools.


5% of all funds will go into USA Swimming's Foundation. Since 2012, more than $1.4 million has been contributed in support of the USA Swimming Foundation's mission to save lives and build champions from teams hosting a USA Swimming Foundation Swim-a-Thon. Teams sign a contract to contribute 5% (or more) of the gross proceeds from their event to the Foundation. Each year many teams choose to contribute more than 5%, with some teams making the USA Swimming Foundation their charity of choice by donating 100% of their proceeds back to the USA Swimming Foundation!


Awards will be given for:

  • Top Donors
  • Athletes that swim the furthest by age group..
  • Team Records can only be achieved by athletes that use no equipment (fins, kickboards, etc)
  • Team Record was set in 2018 by Johnny Darguzas: 406 Laps in 2 Hours!
All proceeds raised at the Swim-A-Thon will be put given back Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club and it's athletes.

If you cannot make it Tuesday, February 26th, please tell a coach. We will organize a Make-Up Swim-a-Thon for your athlete.

Time to get excited!


If you have any questions, please contact Coach Charlie or Coach Scott.


Created with images by Charles Deluvio 🇵🇭🇨🇦 - "Gold Medal for the 2018 Winter Olympics"

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