On Feb. 5, the Glacier Swim Club will kick 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 7, each swimmer will swim as many as 200 laps to meet their pledge responsibilities (lap goals are set by coaches, and vary between 50 and 200 laps depending or each swimmers ability).
This year, the club continues its Aqualaps “Give Back” Challenge. For every pledge collected, GSC will donate five minutes of cleanup time to Juneau. Swimmers will clean up with their coaches on a Friday in May.
GSC is a nonprofit organization offering a year-round swimming program for boys and girls ages 6-18. The participants learn correct swimming techniques, gain physical endurance and develop team spirit and sportsmanship. Swimmers travel throughout Southeast Alaska and the Interior representing Juneau in age group competitions. Donations made to swimmers are tax-deductible.
For more information, please call Monica Gross at 586-6789.