Plouf 2015 – How it Works

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Plouf is a Swimathon and is one of the most important annual fund-raising events for our Lions Club, raising funds for worthwhile charities.

Who can join in ?

You or anyone able to swim with or without floaties can join a team or form your own team. Teams are normally between 6 and 8 swimmers – colleagues, friends, parents, children, brothers, sisters, etc.

So how does it work ?

You form a team somewhere between 6 and 8 swimmers, choose a captain and a team name. Your team captain registers the team online here, choosing a start hour, lane, also registering team member names. Your team captain will be emailed a confirmation of the registration and a link to the Captains Kit.

On the day, you arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your swim time to prepare for your swim.

Once at the pool, you divide your team for half to be at each end of the pool in your confirmed lane.

Taking it in turns, each swimmer will swim the length of the 25 metre pool, on a relay basis.

A whistle will alert you to the end of the 55 minute hour, where you will leave the pool, have a group photo taken, then dry off.

Only one swimmer will be counted at a time.

At the end, the laps swum are tallied and recorded at poolside.

How do I register ?

Appoint a team captain and register your team online here.

You will then receive a confirmation email with Captains Kit which includes all paperwork required for the swim and sponsor forms.

Who can be a sponsor ?

Each swimmer collects as much sponsorship as possible from family, friends, or companies. Sponsorship is a fixed sum for the swimmer or team for their hour swim effort.

Sponsorship can also be made electronically directly to LCYH charity HelloAsso account.

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 contributing to the team effort.