View Full Version : PAY IT FORWARD

November 25th, 2014, 06:17 PM
What have you done to "pay it forward" in the world of swimming? :D:agree::)

November 26th, 2014, 04:57 PM
I contribute every year to the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation (this is a great program and I encourage everyone to do it when you renew your membership).

November 26th, 2014, 06:55 PM
Helped out at swimming saves lives last year and over the years I've helped I don't even know how many recreational and struggling triathletes out with pointers on how to swim like a swimmer. Contribute to the Hall of Fame and Swimming Saves Lives when I renew. Coached a city swim team for 6 or so years. Helped out at info tables at meets & served on the board of my team for two years. Volunteer as a swim buddy/swim angel at local triathlons.
Other than that...nothing

Allen Stark
November 26th, 2014, 07:52 PM
I give clinics in OR on BR and help people with their strokes any time they express an interest.

November 27th, 2014, 11:42 AM
If your club hosts a local meet, volunteer to be in charge of some part. If your club runs a postal, be sure to volunteer to time/count for another heat. I am a meet director, swimmer and coach. For many years i have put on a meet with help on race day but I had never assigned duties. This year I was tired. My workout group stepped up and volunteered for various jobs: arranging for officials, getting volunteers for check-in, etc., getting food for officials and workers, arranging the social, coordinating relays, giving our awards. What a difference it made for me. Each of them definitely "paid it forward" and enabled us to have a great local meet which had benefits for many others.

November 27th, 2014, 01:00 PM
I am helping a Iraq-Iran war vet learn to swim so he can get his "open water cert." for scuba diving.