Help our club to face swimming in the New Normal

Help our club to face swimming in the New Normal

£2,281

raised in 85 days

47

supporters

To raise funds to enable us to manage the transition back to the pool, and to try to ease the immense pressure on our budget.

New stretch target


Overview

Please support us in returning to the water following the devastating impact of COVID 19.

Back in March – we suspended our training activities following the national lockdown, and allowed our swimmers to suspend their standing orders pending a return. Since then, our club have had little financial input and we are very much in need of a funding boost. Not only have we lost subscriptions from members, we have also missed our Club Championships which raises much needed funds and allows us to link in with other clubs. These events provide a really important financial input in the swim calendar for OWSC.

We have been working hard to keep in touch with weekly socials, online land training, using Strava to encourage more activities and even cooking sessions over Zoom. But none of this makes up for being able to get back into the pool. We miss seeing each other, we miss the people and we miss the feeling of what it means to dive in and swim!

We would like to raise funds to enable us to manage the transition back to the pool, and to try to ease the immense pressure on our budget. With your help we can begin to bring our new squad system into play as soon as we return, we can finance the new regulations required of us when we return to training, we can introduce our cashless system to help protect our volunteers on the door, we can finance the new training required for volunteers, helpers and also add new members to our coaching team.

Please help us get back on our feet, every little helps us begin the journey into the new normal and be able to bring back swimming to our community.

And as a bonus, for every £10 we raise, Swim England will contribute a further £5, if we meet our target by the end of August. They have teamed up with Crowdfunder to support individual swimming clubs – like ourselves – to help us make the return to the pool a reality. So please do all you can to help us!

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