Triple X (Cold Water Challenge)

£1,249

£200 target 7 days left
624% 62 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 5th November 2020 at 12:00pm

I am raising money to support City of Bristol Aquatics Club as we have increased pool costs and reduced income due to Covid

I am planning to swim 10,000 metres over the course of 10 days in open water that is just 10 degrees C! Hence the triple X!

This will be completed without a wetsuit so the time in the water for each swim will be limited (i.e. before hypothermia!).

This challenge will take place between Friday 16th and Sunday 25th October and can be followed by following me on Strava as well as updates posted here! I intend to complete most of the swims at Clevedon Marine Lake and will try to post days/times on here, supporters welcomed!

As the Chair of City of Bristol I know just how much work has gone on to get the club back in the water, over 500 members training again, on top of all the support that we were able to give our members throughout lockdown.  However, we have significantly increased costs on our return to the pool as well as loss of vital income in the form of open meets and other events that we traditionally hold Therefore the club has launched this crowdfunding appeal and this is my small contribution!

See the club crowdfunding site for more details: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/support-city-of-bristol-aquatics-club-covid-appeal

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

Raffle: Festive Hamper

Festive Hamper, beautifully presented, all generously donated by the parents of Age Performance and Skill Development Squads. Content includes 1lt Bottle Baileys, Bucks Fizz plus a Selection of Chocolates and Other Treats. Full content and photos on update section, 7 Oct. Each minimum donation receives a ticket for the draw to be held after the campaign closes.

£5 or more

Raffle: Food and Wine Lovers Hamper

Wicker Basket packed full of Wine, Chocolate and Other Treats, all generously donated by the parents of Age Performance and Skill Development Squads. Full content and photos on update section, 7 Oct. Each minimum donation receives a ticket to the draw to be held after the campaign closes.

£6 or more

Club Branded Swimming Hats

Club Branded Swimming Hats. If you require this reward to be posted, please add an appropriate amount to the minimum donation.

£7 or more

81 of 100 claimed

Club Branded Sports Bottle 750ml

Club Branded Thirst Grip Sports Bottle with Pull-Push Lid 750ml. Photo on update post from 2 Oct 2020. If postage is required, please add appropriate cost to the minimum donation. NB. This reward is subject to a minimum order quantity. Should this not be achieved, your donation/pledge will be cancelled and funds returned.

£9 or more

29 of 50 claimed

Club Branded Americano Travel Mug with Grip

Club Branded Americano 350ml Travel Mug with Grip Band. Picture included in update post of 2 October. If postage is required, please add appropriate cost to minimum donation. NB. This reward is subject to a minimum order quantity. Should this not be achieved, your donation/pledge will be cancelled and funds returned.

£15 or more

1 of 12 claimed

Beautiful Homemade Facemasks in Storage Bag (3)

Beautifully handmade by Age Performance Squads Lehana and Age Development Squads Sienna E, sets of 3 handmade faces masks (blue, blue with stars, red with stars). Two layers, with a pocket for a filter should you prefer, and finished off with soft elastic to hold them securely in place. Photos on update section 25 Oct.

£24 or more

40 of 50 claimed

Bespoke Bristol Aquatics Big Bobble Hat

Just for this appeal, The Big Bobble Hat Company have designed us a bespoke Bristol Aquatics Bobble Hat. Perfect for those cold winter nights due to its thick wool to keep you warm and cosy. Picture included in update post of 8 Oct. If postage is required, please add appropriate cost to minimum donation. Orders by/Closing Date COP 29 Oct (to ensure they arrive for Christmas)

£30 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Jose Ferrer 'Estudiante' Guitar (3/4 size)

Kindly donated, and once played by Age Development Squads Loic T, this nearly new (4 years old, one careful player) Jose Ferrer 'Estudiante' 3/4 guitar would make a great gift for a 8-10 beginner. It comes with a handy case. Photos on update 14 Oct.

£40 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Family Portrait Gift Experience Voucher

Family Portrait Gift Experience Voucher worth £160 with award winning photographer Martin Wise at his exclusive Studiowise studio in Bristol (part of the nationally acclaimed Barrett & Coe network). Voucher includes 1 hour photography shoot, personalised viewing experience and framed 8" image of your choice.

£50 or more

Corporate Donation - Bronze Package

We will acknowledge the support your business has kindly provided on our social media channels.

£100 or more

Corporate Donation - Silver Package

In addition to acknowledging the support your business has kindly provided on our social media channels, we will also acknowledge this support in our next (produced) Open Meet Programme. (Nb. Acceptance of Corporate Donors is at the Bristol Aquatics Boards discretion and must align with Swim England Sponsorship guidelines)

£10 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Homemade Cupcakes by Bobbi

Feeling like a treat, with this reward you will receive 6 scrumptious homemade cupcakes, baked just for you by Age Performance Squads very own Bobbi C (and quality checked by brother Ben)

£10 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Cookies Homemade by Hannah G

Fancy a sweet treat? Age Performance Squads Hannah G can help by baking you some homemade cookies. Milk or White Chocolate, or perhaps smarties, the choice is yours. (recipe states 8-10 cookies)

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

Beautiful Homemade Face Masks (Pack of 3)

Select this reward and receive a pack of 3 beautiful homemade pleated, cotton facemasks. You just can't have enough facemasks right now! Lovingly made by Nikki Cotterill.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Biscoff, Victoria or Coffee Cake baked by Holly B

Scrumptious homemade 8" cake lovingly baked by Youth Performance Squads Holly B. A choice of Lotus Biscoff, Victoria Sponge or Coffee. Which will be your choice? (example pictures posted in updates section)

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Indoor Karting Voucher

A voucher for 1 adult or child to a half hour indoor Karting session (2 x 15 minute sessions, with a break in between), valid until 30th June. Valid for any of 25 UK tracks, including Bristol (Avonmouth). This reward has kindly been donated by TeamSport.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Savoury Hamper in a Handy Basket

Savoury Hamper full of yummy treats presented in a handy white basket. Kindly arranged by Carrie T from swim parent generous donations. Photos on update section, 9 Oct 20

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Sweet Treat Hampers

Sweet Treat Hampers, each is packed with a variety of family favourites; Chocolates, Biscuits, Sweets and other yummy stuff. Are you a Heroes or a Quality Street Family? The first to donate for this reward will get the choice. Photos on update section, 9 Oct 20.

£25 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Personnel Training Session with Paddy Noon

Adult or child Personnel Training Session with Age Development Squads very own lead Coach, Paddy Noon. Paddy is a Level 3 Personnel Trainer, and a real inspiration. Donation of £25 or more for a 1-to-1 session, £30 or more if you wish to bring a friend. Lace up those trainers and pledge for this award.

£25 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Wine Hamper Presented in Cotton/Linen Basket

Wine Hamper (6 mixed bottles), beautifully presented in a Cotton/Linen Basket. Kindly arranged by Carrie T from swim parent generous donations. Photos on update section, 9 Oct 20.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Family Day Out to Wookey Hole Caves & so much more

Ticket for 2 adults and 2 children kindly donated by Wookey Hole. These tickets provide access to their famous caves and tunnels as well as many other attractions including animatronic dinosaurs, king kong, cave diving museum, fairy gardens, cave museum, vintage penny arcade, paper making museum and pirate crazy golf. Standard online booking £60.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Family Games Night Package

Family Games night bundle containing a selection of new family friendly games, puzzles and trivia plus snacks for a fun family night in. Bundle was kindly donated by Ridley Games and arranged by Rachael C, and includes Throw the Burrito, Award winning party game Just One, Quizzoo Roulette, Matchstick Puzzles, The Potion, 1980s and 1990s Music Trivia plus a selection of snacks essential for a games night. Photo in update section 5 Oct 20.

£40 or more

3 of 3 claimed

1-to-1 Expert Swimming Session with Marc Williams

With this amazing reward, you will receive a 1 hour 1-to-1 swimming lesson with City Of Bristol's very own Assistant Head Coach and Age Performance Lead Coach Marc Williams. Marc's extensive knowledge and experience makes this reward suitable for those learning the basics of swimming through to those honing there skills in competitive swimming.

£50 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Birthday/Celebration Novelty or Drip Cake

Professionally crafted birthday, anniversary or other celebration novelty or drip cake, homemade by the very talented Leanne. (RRP £60 upwards)

£50 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Beautiful Framed Original Water Colour

Framed Original Watercolour of British Butterflies painted by Paula Brand, Artistic Swimming Coach. This beautiful painting is presented in a lightweight frame with acetate layer rather than glass. Actual frame size 35cm x 43cm. A photo has been included in up-date section post of 8 Oct.

£50 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Christmas Skills Camp

Great opportunity to secure an early space on this years Christmas Skills Camp. Aimed at swimmers aged 10-14, and focusing on dive and backstroke start development. This camp will be held at Badminton School on Monday 21st December. Full price £60, yours for a minimum donation of £50. Full details and poster on update section 20 Oct.

£250 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Corporate Sponsor - Gold Package

In addition to acknowledging the support your business has kindly provided on our social media channels, your company website link will be included on our clubs website and an advertisement included in all Swim Meet programmes as a club sponsor for the 2020/21 season. (Nb. Acceptance of Sponsors is at the Bristol Aquatics Boards discretion and must align with Swim England Sponsorship guidelines)

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