Hatfield Swim Club - help us keep swimming

by Hatfield Swim Club CIO in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Total raised £16,875

raised so far

+ est. £1074.50 Gift Aid

90

supporters

Covid-19 and the cost of living crisis has affected our members. We are raising funds to pay for the increasing cost of our pools.

by Hatfield Swim Club CIO in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 1st November 2022 we'd raised £16,785 with 90 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

We will allocate more funds towards the pools, and find ways to reduce our membership costs.


Who are we?

Hatfield Swim Club's goal is the promotion of community participation in sport, specifically swimming. We believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to access swimming coaching and facilities. We offer all our members the opportunity to achieve their highest potential and to be the best they can be within a friendly, but purposeful environment. We run an elite swimming programme and have representation at national and international meets including the World Championships and Olympics.

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Community impact

Swimming is a life skill that promotes physical, as well as mental health. Evidence published in the Government's Covid-19 Mental Health Wellbeing and Surveillance report suggests that the mental health of some children and teenagers has been impacted by the effects of the pandemic - a proportion reporting that they are facing increasing feelings of anxiety and loneliness. During the Covid lockdowns, our club managed to motivate our swimmers by providing group virtual training sessions, group opportunities to chat with peers and coaches, and zoom chats with GB Olympians.

We would like to continue to dissipate the mental effects of the pandemic on our swimmers as they return back to the sport they love.

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Why are we crowdfunding?

As we return back to normal our coaches are working hard to continue to run our quality programme whilst ensuring that our young members feel connected and maintain their motivation/drive.

However the problem that we now face is the cost of living crisis. With increasing energy and fuel costs, our pool hire costs are spiralling. We are desperately trying to maintain our membership fees and not increase them to cover the higher pool costs because we know that some parents are already struggling with their monthly subscriptions.

We also know from our swimmers that their training is valuable in maintaining their mental and physical health. It would be a shame to deprive them of our sessions because of lack of affordability.


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How we’ll spend the money raised

We will spend the money raised to pay for pool hire at our two venues - Hertfordshire Swim Village and Hatfield Swim Centre. We will also allocate 25% of the funds collected to create a "Hardship Fund" that will be used to pay the membership costs for disadvantaged families whose children stand the risk of leaving the sport they love entirely. 

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How you can play your part


There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Create a fundraiser of your own. Use the button on our page to get started. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£60 or more

SALE! Tennis Taster sessions.

Three separate 1:1 tennis lessons done by a previous English semi-pro player. If you would like to try tennis for the first time, this is a perfect opportunity!

£10 or more

SALE!! Speedo fins size 41-43

Brand new speedo fins size 41-43 Donated by Speedo. Retail value of £30.

£19 or more

FINA or LEN Official Referee Polo Shirt

Official polo shirts from FINA and/or LEN meets donated by our honorary president Craig Hunter who has been FINA and LEN official. Craig has also been officiating at Tokyo Olympics.

£25 or more

English tuition session.

One hour English tuition session for Secondary school level student. Great opportunity for some extra lessons before exams by a highly qualified Secondary School teacher. Normal price is £45.

£30 or more

Personal trainer sessions on self defence

1:1, 1 hr session

£50 or more

Self defence class.

Discover the techniques used by special forces and clandestine government agencies around the world. Learn how to defend yourself and others using everyday items. Group of up to 10. Normal price £100.

£50 or more

SALE!! 3 hours of FREE babysitting.

One evening of free babysitting for up to 3 hours. A perfect opportunity to leave the little ones in safe hands and enjoy an evening out! Time to be agreed between parent and babysitter.

£60 or more

SALE!! British Para Swimming Hoodie

British Para Swimming Hoodie, as new, warn by Louise Fiddes in 2019 World Para Swimming Champs where she won gold medal in 100m breaststroke.

£70 or more

SALE!! SwimZi Parka

Size M. Retail value of £100.

£99 or more

Adult Swimming Technique Sessions/Lessons

Three 1 hr sessions with our head coach, working on your technique (any stroke you decide to do).

£110 or more

SALE! GB DanceStars Private photoshoot Valued at 2

PRIVATE SHOOT FOR ONE SWIMMER/DANCER/SKATER/GYMNAST - just you in a two hour session, at the Studio in Sheffield. Includes 5 photos https://www.gbdancestars.com/index

£250 or more

£250 or more

Corporate Sponsorship- Bronze package. We will acknowledge the support your business has provided for our club. We will promote your business on our social media channels x3. (Please note that all club sponsorship needs to be approved by our club committee and be in keeping with our club values.)

£500 or more

Corporate Sponsorship- Silver package.

We will promote your business/company brand on our social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for 12 months. Your business logo will be displayed on our club website main page as a club sponsor for 12 months. (Please note that all club sponsorship needs to be approved by our club committee and be in keeping with our club values.)

£5 or more

Hatfield Swimming hats

A perfect Christmas stocking filler. Normal price is £6. Previously donated by Speedo

£12 or more

Speedo Bullet Hat

Size L

£25 or more

Large Speedo Teamster Bag.

Large Speedo teamster bag, brand new. Great deal :) Normal price £35.

£30 or more

Speedo Fastskin Goggles

Brand new speedo fasts king goggles

£35 or more

Personalised Cake valued at £45

A professional Home Bakery, based in Bushey and delivering to Herts, Beds & Bucks. You will receive a Personalised cake made by Terri to the value of £45. check out the pictures on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bakedbyterri

£45 or more

Wall Climbing Lessons

Two 1:1 wall climbing sessions. All cost included.

£49 or more

Farm visit with alpacas

Pet and play with alpacas on a farm in Hatfield (family visit). To see how they look, please visit their Instagram page @alpacas_nasthydebarns

£50 or more

£50 membership voucher

Redeem this voucher for £55 off your membership subs

£100 or more

£100 membership voucher

Redeem this voucher for £110 off your membership subs

£100 or more

Amara voucher worth £250

https://www.amara.com/- Amara has a range of over 1,300 effortlessly stylish homeware pieces designed around five key brands - Luxe, Retreat, Global Explorer, Ultra, and Essentials alongside AMARA Kids and two seasonal ranges, AMARA Outdoors and Designed by AMARA Christmas.

£200 or more

Amara voucher worth £500

https://www.amara.com/-Amara has an amazing range of over 1,300 effortlessly stylish homeware pieces designed around five key brands - Luxe, Retreat, Global Explorer, Ultra, and Essentials alongside AMARA Kids and two seasonal ranges, AMARA Outdoors and Designed by AMARA Christmas.

£500 or more

£500 membership voucher

Redeem this voucher for £550 off your membership subs

£1,000 or more

£1000 membership voucher

Redeem this voucher for £1100 off your membership subs

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