The Colin’s Hope Virtual Got2Swim: July 8 – September 2


Date: July 8, 2020 - September 2, 2020
Location: | Your Community, [view map]
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

 

REGISTER: GOT2SWIM VIRTUAL SWIM & PADDLE

DONATE TO A GOT2SWIM ATHLETE

 

The 11th annual Got2Swim is now virtual! Watch the video below to hear Colin’s Hope Executive Director Alissa Magrum share information about our decision and the details surrounding this new format. 

 

 


 

Join Colin’s Hope for The Annual Colin’s Hope Got2Swim! The 2020 Got2Swim is a virtual swim and paddle fundraising event supporting Colin’s Hope and our drowning prevention programs. This epic event raises incredible awareness and drowning prevention funds for Colin’s Hope. New this option this year: Join us as one of the FIRST EVER Got2Swim Paddlers and paddle your chosen distance to raise funds and save lives. You should receive a confirmation email upon registration. Please check your Spam, Promotions, or other email folders if you do not receive it.

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BEST DAY EVER THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

 

      


 

GOT2SWIM VIRTUAL SWIM & PADDLE: EVENT DETAILS

 

WATCH: GOT2SWIM ZOOM MEETING/INFO SESSION (JULY 9)

 

We look forward to seeing new and returning athletes for this solo swim or paddle!

  • Select your distance – Miler (1 mile), 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles), Half Marathon (13.1 miles), Marathon (26.2 miles), or Choose Your Own Adventure! (whatever distance you want to swim)
  • Each athlete participating in the Got2Swim Virtual Swim & Paddle Event must raise a minimum of $150 to support Colin’s Hope and it’s drowning prevention initiatives as part of their registration commitment.
  • Create your custom pledge page here. Read fellow Got2Swim athlete pledge pages for inspiration and motivation!
  • Choose who you’d like to swim in honor or celebration of. Visit Families United To Prevent Drowning, scroll to the bottom of the page, and flip through the electronic book to choose a child. In most cases, Colin’s Hope can connect you with the family via email if you’d like.
  • Track your miles along the way. You can download & print a tracking log here OR use the Got2Swim Virtual Swim & Paddle – Distance Completed Form each time you complete a swim or paddle.
  • Submit your miles by September 1 in order to be considered for prizes!
  • For full event details and requirements, visit the Got2Swim Registration Page.

 

GOT2SWIM MILEAGE TRACKER      GOT2SWIM MILES SUBMISSION FORM

Working on your goal? Find PLEDGE RAISING TIPS here!

PRINT: “I’m Raising Funds For” Sign

PRINT: “I’m Swimming For” Sign        PRINT: “I’m Paddling For” Sign

You should receive a confirmation email upon registration. Please check your Spam, Promotions, or other email folders if you do not receive it.


 

SWIMMING & PADDLING SAFETY

 

No one is drown-proof. Colin’s Hope encourages Got2Swim athletes to familiarize themselves with the safety suggestions below in order for a Best Got2Swim Ever. If you have any questions regarding these tips, please reach us at info@colinshope.org.

 

  • Swimmers are encouraged to have a Water Guardian accompany them during their swim(s) as a safety measure to support swim needs (hydration, nutrition, directional guidance, etc.) and to assist in the case of an emergency. In open water, a non-swimming Water Guardian should paddle alongside the swimmer in a kayak/SUP for the duration of a swim. If using a SUP, please ensure your chosen Water Guardian 1) has experience paddling for long periods of time, 2) has experience paddling in rough water, and 3) can carry any necessary gear safely. All Water Guardians are encouraged to wear a properly fitted and buckled U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jacket at all times. For pool swims, it is recommended that a Water Guardian be a lifeguard on duty or, at a minimum, another competent adult committed to keep watch for the duration of your swim(s).
  • Registered Paddlers are highly encouraged to wear a properly fitted and buckled U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jacket at all times in and near the water.
  • It is strongly recommended that ALL SWIMMERS use a SaferSwimmer flotation/training device for all open water swims. This float adds to visibility and safety when training in open water where there is boat traffic. (SaferSwimmer flotation/training devices can be purchased through the Colin’s Hope web store as well as other online outlets.)
  • Every participant is encouraged to complete the online 2020 Colin’s Hope Got2Swim Water Safety Lesson prior to participating in any Colin’s Hope swim event, including organized training swims.

 

OPEN WATER SAFETY

 

 

GOT2SWIM SAFETY LESSON

REGISTER: GOT2SWIM VIRTUAL SWIM & PADDLE

DONATE TO A GOT2SWIM ATHLETE

 

Question/Comments?

Alissa Magrum
E: alissa.magrum@colinshope.org

 

You should receive a confirmation email upon registration. Please check your Spam, Promotions, or other email folders if you do not receive it.

 


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