The Colin’s Hope Got2Swim 10K In-Person & Virtual Event


Date: September 1, 2021
Location: Lake Austin | Austin, TX [view map]
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

 

 

REGISTER: ANNUAL GOT2SWIM 10K

REGISTER: GOT2SWIM KICK-OFF, ZOOM, THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 7PM

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Join us for The 12th Annual Colin’s Hope Got2Swim 10K! The 2021 Got2Swim is a solo, 2-person, or 3-person open water swim that begins at Lake Hills Park and ends at 360 Bridge Park (Pennybacker Bridge). This epic swimming journey raises incredible awareness and drowning prevention funds. To connect participants to the Colin’s Hope cause, each athlete is encouraged to swim in honor of a child who has lost their life to or experienced a drowning. Swimmers are accompanied by a water safety team throughout their journey including a personal Water Guardian kayaker, lifeguards, and Lake Police. Click on the “Register” button to participate and we’ll see you at the lake for a Best Day Ever!

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THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

 


 

GOT2SWIM 10KSWIM: EVENT DETAILS

 

We look forward to seeing new and returning athletes for this 10K swim!

  • Choose your event:
    • Solo, 2-Person or 3-Person Relays, and Virtual Swim options available
    • Solo Swimmers:
      • You are required to have a paddling Water Guardian (Non-swimming Paddler; register separately using the “Registration” button above)
    • Relay Teams:
      • Dule role of swimmer AND paddling Water Guardian is required. Only one person on your team may swim at any given time during the event.
      • We do not set distance expectations for relay teams. Each swimmer on the team may swim as much as they want so long as the 10K distance is met.
    • Virtual Swimmers:
      • Choose your own adventure! See below for tools to track your mileage and submit your total distance by September 1 to be eligible for special prizes.
  • Each Swimmer participating in the Got2Swim must raise a minimum of $500 to support Colin’s Hope and its drowning prevention initiatives as part of their registration commitment.
    • Relay teams must raise a cumulative pledge-raising minimum that is equal to ($500) x (# of team members).
  • 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.
  • All participants must provide their own kayak/SUP and are responsible for the transport of their gear.
  • Every participant is encouraged to complete the online 2021 Colin’s Hope Got2Swim Water Safety Lesson prior to participating in any Colin’s Hope swim event.
  • Safer Swimmer Floats are strongly encouraged for each swimmer.
  • Virtual Swimmers! Track your miles along the way.
  • For full event details and requirements, visit the Got2Swim Registration Page.
  • Modified Procedures following Government & CDC Standards will be in place (specifics TBD)

 

GOT2SWIM VIRTUAL EVENT: MILEAGE TRACKER

GOT2SWIM VIRTUAL EVENT: 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

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


 

SWIMMING SAFETY FOR VIRTUAL SWIMMERS AND TRAINING SWIMS

 

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 required 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. (Safer Swimmer 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 2021 Colin’s Hope Got2Swim Water Safety Lesson prior to participating in any Colin’s Hope swim event.

 

OPEN WATER SAFETY

 

 

GOT2SWIM SAFETY LESSON

REGISTER: GOT2SWIM 10K In-Person & Virtual Event

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Question/Comments?

Alissa Magrum
E: alissa.magrum@colinshope.org

 

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