The 2022 Colin’s Hope World Drowning Prevention Day Got2Swim & Paddle


Date: July 1, 2022 - July 25, 2022
Location: Virtual | Your Community, [view map]
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Calling all Swimmers and Paddlers Worldwide to Join us for The 2022 World Drowning Prevention Day Got2Swim & Paddle

 

This is a global swimming and paddling virtual event during the month of July and culminating on World Drowning Prevention Day (July 25).

The goal is to raise awareness and funds for drowning prevention by mobilizing swimmers and paddlers all over the world to participate. Perhaps even have a few friendly challenges between participants from different countries.

We will do our best to flood social media with drowning prevention and water safety messages as our participants swim and paddle- showing the world that together we can prevent drowning. One mile at a time.

Drowning is a preventable global epidemic.

Each year, over 236,000 people around the world are lost to preventable drowning.

All ages.

All races.

All genders.

All socioeconomic levels.

All kinds of water.

The Swim and Paddle will be conducted at the participants’ preferred location.

Participants choose their distance – completing it all at one time or throughout July, ending on July 25th (World Drowning Prevention Day)

Participants are required to pay a registration fee and can choose to raise pledges by setting up an Athlete Ambassador Pledge page to collect donations to support Colin’s Hope and its year-round water safety drowning prevention initiatives. **Donations made to a registered participant’s Athlete Ambassador pledge page are tax-deductible. Donors will receive an automated receipt at the time of donation.

It is important to connect participants to the cause, each athlete is encouraged to swim in honor of a person who has lost their life to a fatal drowning or survived a non-fatal drowning. You can read some of the stories in the Families United Not One More Stories Collection here (scroll to the bottom of the page for an electronic book).

 

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GOT2SWIM & PADDLE: EVENT DETAILS

 

STEPS TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Register for the event
    • $50 – Non-fundraising participants
    • $25 – Fundraising participants who raise at least $150 for Colin’s Hope
    • **Registration fees are non-refundable. Any forfeited registration fees will be considered a contribution to Colin’s Hope and our mission. All participants are required to pay a registration fee and can choose to raise funds to support Colin’s Hope and its year-round water safety drowning prevention initiatives.
    • Online customized peer-to-peer fundraising pages can be set up here. Read fellow athlete pledge pages for inspiration and motivation!
  2. Choose when, where, and how far you will do your swim or paddle between July 1-July 25 (World Drowning Prevention Day)
    • The Swim and Paddle is conducted at your preferred location. You can participate in a pool or open water.
  3. Log your swim/paddle miles in the form provided by Colin’s Hope.
  4. Post a picture or video of your swim on social media on World Drowning Prevention Day (July 25)
    • Tag Colin’s Hope OR send us your pictures and we will post them on or before July 25 (World Drowning Prevention Day).
    • Instagram @Colinshope – Facebook: Colin’s Hope or @Drowningispreventable – Twitter @Colinshope

 

PRINT A SWIM & PADDLE MILEAGE TRACKER

ONLINE MILEAGE SUBMISSION FORM

Working on your goal? Find PLEDGE RAISING TIPS here!

PRINT: “I’m Raising Funds For” Sign

PRINT: “I’m Swimming For” Sign

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SWIMMING SAFETY FOR VIRTUAL SWIMMERS AND TRAINING SWIMS

 

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

 

  • All open water swimmers are encouraged to have a Water Guardian paddle alongside 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. The Water Guardian should paddle alongside the swimmer in a kayak/SUP for the duration of a swim. All Water Guardians are strongly encouraged to wear a properly fitted and buckled U.S. Coast Guard Approved life jacket at all times.
  • ALL POOL SWIMMERS are strongly encouraged to have a Water Guardian be a lifeguard on duty or, at a minimum, another competent undistracted adult Water Watcher is committed to keeping watch for the duration of your swim(s).
  • It is strongly recommended that ALL SWIMMERS never swim alone.
  • 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) 

 

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Question/Comments?

Alissa Magrum
E: alissa.magrum@colinshope.org

 

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