Today, March 10, Glacier Swim Club kicks off its annual fundraising event Aqualaps. Swimmers will be seeking pledge donations from their family, friends and neighbors for the next few weeks. Then, on May 4, each swimmer will swim as many as 400 laps to meet their pledge responsibilities — lap goals are set by coaches and vary between 50 and 400 depending or each swimmer’s ability. Over the next few weeks, swimmers will be sitting at tables at Fred Meyer, Safeway, the Nugget and Mendehall Malls and the downtown Wharf Building collecting pledges.
The club asks that Juneau residents consider making a donation. The Glacier Swim Club is a non-profit organization offering a year-round swimming program for boys and girls ages six to 18. The participants learn correct swimming techniques, gain physical endurance and develop team spirit and sportsmanship. The swimmers travel throughout Southeast Alaska and the Interior representing Juneau in age-group competition. Glacier Swim Club was started in 1973 and Aqualaps is a long-standing Glacier Swim Club tradition. Donations made to swimmers are tax-deductible.
For more information about this fundraiser or sponsorship opportunities, please go to the Glacier Swim Club website gsc-swim.org.