City of Cambridge Swimming Club Fundraising

by City of Cambridge Swimming Club and Waterpolo in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 16th March 2021 we successfully raised £11,448 with 152 supporters in 32 days

Just Keep Swimming - we are raising funds to help keep everyone swimming through 2021. Help us meet our £10000 target.

by City of Cambridge Swimming Club and Waterpolo in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We would be delighted to be in a position to reach for a stretch target additional monies raised would be used to secure coaching and training opportunities following the 2021 lockdown. 


City of Cambridge Swimming Club is a community club that provides aquatic activities for a huge range of ages and abilities, giving opportunities for fitness, competition and fun. 

The club is proud to have over 300 members ranging from Olympic Trial and National qualifiers, Para swimmers, a Water Polo team, Masters swimmers and an Academy section. The latter allows swimmers to transition from learn to swim programmes into a club environment providing an opportunity to carry on their development and build up their skills and confidence in the water. 

The benefits of swimming include improved physical and mental health, whilst providing the perfect opportunity to meet new people and create incredible friendships for life.  

How COVID-19 is affecting City of Cambridge Swimming Club:

During the first lockdown we reduced our membership fees by 75% to help out our members. We also lost a valuable revenue stream from our open meets that usually happen in the Spring, Summer and Autumn times. Since the first lockdown we have been closed in November and again now in the New Year, although no one knows yet, it is unlikely that we will be running our Open Meets in 2021. 

Not only have we lost membership fees and income from open meets we have incurred additional costs as Covid restrictions mean fewer people can swim at any one time and there have been additional costs to the club to make sure we provide the safest environment possible. 

By fundraising we hope to go someway to plug losses and keep everyone swimming in 2021. We want  all our swimmers to continue in the sport they love and to be able to provide a high-standard and quality of training and support for all our squads. 

How Crowd Funding works? We have set a target of £10,000 to be raised over 4 weeks. So please share our page far and wide on all your social media - we need our 'crowd' to be huge. Even the smallest of donation is very much welcomed.

The exciting bit we have applied to Sport England who have linked with Crowdfunder. Sport England will contribute 40% of our target as long as we reach our target. So we need to raise £6,000 and Sport England will match that with another £4,000. 

Have a look at our great rewards, (there are images of the swim hats, Parkas and family wall art at the bottom of this page) and please pledge now!!!

Keeping Fit Out of the Water:

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Since March 2020 the club has been pulling together to keep fit and active whilst we have been unable to swim.

There have been running and cycling events as well as three time weekly 'Live at 5' strength and conditioning via Zoom. 

As we are again in our third lockdown we continue to be motivated to keep fit and active during the colder months. 

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As well as keeping physically fit we have been keeping mentally alert with regular club wide quizzes and flexing our baking muscles with our 'cook along with Gracie' events.

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We have lots of great rewards as part of our fund raising including shopping rewards with John Lewis and Gaming vouchers as well as some fabulous sporting memorabilia in our raffle - including Adam Peaty Signed Photographs, Rio Training tops signed by current Team GB swimmers, a £100 Amazon voucher and a signed Cambridge United shirt -  we would really appreciate your support so click on a reward  or two, share with your friends and family and help us to reach our target! Thank you.

CoCSC Parka - please see below for the design and size chart

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Wall Art - if you choose this reward select one of the two images Swimmers, Family Tree

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Special Edition Training Cap

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Month of squad fees

Pledge the amount allocated to your squad below and receive a month of training fees. This reward is only available to existing CoCSC members. Pledge now receive later. Performance 1: £75 Performance 2: £65 Performance 3: £48 Academy: £44 Club: £25 Waterpolo: £20 Masters: £15 Gold: £15 Para 1: £15 Para Swim: £10

£3 or more

11 of 42 claimed

Masters Bonus Sets

Due to the pool closure we were only able to offer one additional session. Donation is amended accordingly. Available to Masters members only, sessions will be communicated via email and will be conducted according to Covid secure training protocol.

£8 or more

4 of 50 claimed

CoCSC branded face mask

A CoCSC branded face mask so show your support for the club when out and about!

£10 or more

Raffle - a chance to win a host of prizes!!

Fabulous prizes including £100 Amazon Voucher, Adam Peaty signed photos, Cambridge United signed shirt, Team GB training top signed by World Junior Champion Alice Dearing and a host of other prizes. Once you purchase this reward a raffle ticket will be allocated to you and draw will take place once the Crowd Funder is closed.

£25 or more

Family Wall Art - Swimmers

Receive a personalised family wall art print accommodating upto 6 family names.

£25 or more

Family Wall Art - Family Tree

Receive a family wall art print personalised and completed at home with finger paints (paint not included) this wall art can accommodate more than 10 family names

£44 or more

0 of 2 claimed

10% discount MITTFIT Bootcamp voucher

Pledge £44.10 and get a voucher worth £49 giving two weeks access to MITTFIT bootcamp. This is available via zoom during lockdown or in person when able to. For information on MIITFIT see https://mitt-fit.com

£45 or more

0 of 4 claimed

10% off Gaming Vouchers

Pledge £45 and receive a £50 gaming voucher for use across platforms

£50 or more

Membership Fees 2021 - 2022

Pledge £50 and be guaranteed the 2021-2022 annual membership fee at this years rate.

£90 or more

Swimzi Parka XS and Junior Size

Pledge at least £90 and receive a Swimzi parka. The Parka will be branded with CoCSC logo. Scroll down to the bottom of the project description for size chart and an image of the parka design.

£105 or more

Swimzi Parka S, M and L sizes

Receive a Swimzi parka. The Parka will be branded with CoCSC logo. Scroll down to the bottom of the project description for size chart and an image of the parka design.

£220 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Leys Leisure Gym Membership

Offering a full year gym membership with access to both Leys gym suites during membership timetable. Membership to begin when gyms reopen.

£10 or more

50 of 50 claimed

Special Edition CoCSC swimming hat

Get your hands on a special edition club swim cap for training.

£45 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Save 10% with John Lewis Shopping Vouchers

Pledge £45 and receive a £50 shopping voucher for John Lewis.

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