Lichfield Swimming Club, established in 1968, is a committed, high energy competitive swim club that is blessed with 100 talented and motivated swimmers from the age of 8 up to masters swimmer category. The COVID pandemic has impacted nationally on the competitive nature of our sport but at grass root, local level has directly reduced the available pool time, coaching capacity and ultimately the number of swimmers that are willing and able to attend to keep our club open and viable.
Our swimmers mental health and fitness is essential to be maintained as the loss of up to 7 swim sessions per athlete, around 10 hours per week each is difficult to replace when they cannot get wet! Happy swimmers are fast swimmers and fast swimmers are happy swimmers, we must recover the pool time by all means available and affordable.
We are fortunate that due to the efforts of our coaching staff, membership and wider supporting parents we have been able to return all of our swimmers back to the water but it is not enough (Prior to Lockdown 2.0). Against a backdrop of diminished numbers, our vision to create a "self sustaining, inclusive club that caters for each swimmer's individual aspirations in a safe and nurturing environment" is requiring additional support and funding.
We are hoping to raise £10,000 from this project to secure the club's future growth.
We strongly believe that with continued investment and support from our local community, we can offer an outstanding experience for the young swimmers of Lichfield and surrounding areas to participate and compete in the region at the highest level then can achieve.
Funding from this project will go directly into stabilising the finances of the club amidst the COVID backdrop, more pool time, additional coaching, improved facilities and equipment. The financial support will also allow the club to provide a hardship fund that will allow those swimmers whose families have been hit hardest during COVID to continue to swim alongside their friends and club members.
We hope to gain the further support from Sport England who pledge to match up to 50% of our crowdfunding target, meaning every contribution will make a huge difference to our swimmers.
Terms & Conditions:
- All club swimmers are eligible for prizes including committee members
- No cash prize equivalent
- Prizes cannot be used to claim any reimbursement from the club.
- Corporate Sponsorship is subject to meeting non compete requirements.
- Prize awards will be conducted in line with Covid Regulations.