|Donations made to this event will benefit the revitalization of youth swimming in the City of Richmond, including the startup of a new youth USA swim team program, based at the recently restored Richmond Municpal Natatorium (“The Plunge”). The City of Richmond has had no organized youth swim programs for years, nor swim teams at any of its three high schools. Donations will help change this situation. The proceeds from the event will be used for coaching, equipment, pool fees and swimming scholarships to provide an affordable swim team program for inner-city youth throughout Richmond. |
Donations will help advance the Mission of the youth swim team, the Richmond Sailfish, to:
(a) encourage and empower young people to develop to their fullest potential as athletes, individuals, and role models in their community through participation in a competitve swim team program; and
(b) provide Richmond area youth with an opportunity to develop swimming skills, character and self-discipline in a supportive environment that fosters work ethic, teamwork, good sportsmanship and personal improvement.
Donations of any amount will be gratefully accepted by Richmond Swims/Richmond Friends of Recreation, a tax-exempt 501.c.3 non-profit organiaztion.