Plouf – How it Works

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The Swimathon is the most important annual fund-raising event for our Lions Club to raise money for a worthwhile charity.

Who can join in ?

You or anyone able to swim can register and join a team. Teams are normally between 6 and 8 swimmers – colleagues, friends, parents, children, brothers, sisters, etc.

So how does it work ?

Say your team has 8 swimmers. Team captain registers the time & lane & swimmers names.

At the start the Team is divided evenly between each end of the pool (i.e. 4 at each end) and swim on a relay basis for 55 minutes (i.e. swimmer 1 swims one 25m length of pool and then is replaced by swimmer 2 who swims one 25m length and is replaced by swimmer 3, etc… at the end of the first full rotation of the team, each half of the team will be at the opposite end of pool to which they started, repeat until whistle signals the end!)

At the end, the paperwork is tallied and sponsorship totaled.

How do I register ?

Appoint a team captain. Send in your team registration form via this website. We then send confirmation and sponsor forms Each team swimmer tries to collect as many team sponsors as possible, explaining how it works. Your team selects a start time and comes to swim for 55 minutes on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. We count your lengths at the event and tell you how much money you made. Each swimmer collects from his sponsors and sends the money to the Lions Club charity account.

Who can be a sponsor ?

You can have either private or corporate sponsors, relatives, friends, grandparents or companies. They sponsor the team and can give between 5 centimes and 25 centimes per length, as they wish. Or a fixed sum.

How does the sponsorship work ?

For example, your team has 6 swimmers. Each swimmer can get 10 sponsors. Therefore your TEAM has 60 sponsors.
Each sponsor could offer 5 centimes per length.
Your TEAM swims 100 lengths.

60 sponsors x 5 centimes x 100 lengths = 300 Euros.
(Each sponsor pays 5 Euros each)

Another example, your team has 6 swimmers. Each swimmer can get at least 5 sponsors. Therefore your TEAM has at least 30 sponsors.
Each sponsor could offer 10 Euros forfeit (fixed amount)
Your TEAM swims 100 lengths.

30 sponsors x 10 Euros = 300 Euros (number of lengths is not important)
(Each sponsor pays 10 Euros each)