Glenwood Cares! Swim For Tim
Welcome to the Glenwood Cares! Swim For Tim Swimathon, a swim marathon in memory of Tim Durkin.
The swim will take place on Saturday July 14th from noon to 10pm, and on Sunday July 15th from 8am to noon.
This is the 14th annual swimathon. Over the past 14 years Glenwood members have swum over 1912 miles, and have raised over $90,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and our current beneficiary:
“The Skin Cancer Foundation is the only international organization devoted solely to education, prevention, early detection, and prompt treatment of the world’s most common cancer. Take your stand against skin cancer.”
Here’s the deal: swim as many laps as you can, and get your friends and family to pay you to do that! All the money you collect will be donated to the Skin Cancer Foundation. (Our current distance champion, Mary-Ellen Schwartz, swam 12 miles in 2015, that’s almost 800 times up and back!)
Set a goal! Decide on a distance goal — make it realistic but challenging.
Sign up to swim your laps or help (count laps, etc.) . Click here
Download the donation form by clicking here and collect contributions . Ask family, friends, classmates, colleagues and businesses to support your swim and the Skin Cancer Foundation. Checks (preferred) payable to “SCF”. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Swim! Arrive at your assigned time. A volunteer will check you in, collect your donation form and all donations, and count laps if needed.
If you’re over 13 and a member of the Glenwood swim or dive team, come swim overnight. Bring your sleeping bag and hang out with your teammates. There will be movies and food, and much, much fun. Chaperones will be on hand.
Click here to download the overnight permission form and DO NOT forget to bring the signed form with you to the overnight. You’ll need your donation form, all donations, and a $15 fee to enter the Overnight Swimathon.
Parents/Guardians, if you want to be a chaperone, you’re welcome too. Sign up HERE to join us!
Who was Tim Durkin?
Tim Durkin was a longtime Glenwood member and a father who died of complications from juvenile diabetes in 2004. He helped spearhead the comprehensive pool renovation, which was completed just prior to his death.