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Community Outreach

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by , November 14th, 2017 at 08:29 AM (116 Views)
Q: My Masters swim club wants to get more involved with the local community and host an event. What types of community events should our Masters program consider?

A: Being a good citizen in the community can be rewarding for your members and can build goodwill with your swimming facility. Hosting community outreach events at your pool will require varying degrees of logistical planning, depending on the size and scope of the event. It's important to assemble a support team that shares in the planning and execution of the events. Don't try to do everything yourself. Have a goal of giving ownership to many volunteers. It will add to the overall success of the event when many hands are working as one.

Examples of community outreach events requiring pools:

Adult learn-to-swim lessons
Stroke development clinics
Special Olympics
Senior Games
Police and Fire Games
Wounded Warrior Project, Warrior Games
Paralympics
Triathlons

Consider adding the USMS Fitness Series to your schedule of events. These events may be swum in your own pool during a regular practice session and may serve as a team bonding opportunity with the added benefit of fundraising for the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation and the local charity of your choice.

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