Hampshire Regional YMCA Spin & Swimathon

Sunday, March 27th 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

$675

6 supporters

$15,000 goal

Fundraise

2 months 2 weeks remaining

Team Members

Apoorva

$0

0 supporters

Jenny

$50

1 supporter

Event

MAR
27

HRYMCA Spin & Swimathon

Sunday from 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

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Add to Calendar 2022-03-27 12:00:00 2022-03-27 19:00:00 America/New_York HRYMCA Spin & Swimathon Our spin & swimathon will take place on Sunday, March 27th starting at 12:00 PM. Each participant will register for an event and be assigned a 30 minute cycle time in the gym or swimming block in the lap pool at the YMCA to complete their event. More event details listed below! Hampshire Regional YMCA<br>286 Prospect St, Northampton, MA 01060, USA

Our spin & swimathon will take place on Sunday, March 27th starting at 12:00 PM. Each participant will register for an event and be assigned a 30 minute cycle time in the gym or swimming block in the lap pool at the YMCA to complete their event. More event details listed below!

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Hampshire Regional YMCA

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Will you join the Hampshire Regional YMCA Spin & Swimathon?

Challenge yourself, raise funds and strengthen your community!

2021 welcomed a new fundraising and community building event for our YMCA when the first Swimathon was hosted. The event raised critical funds to support the YMCA's "Strengthening Our Structure for a Brighter Future Emergency Repair Project." This project is completing repairs to an exterior wall, stabilizing and repairing a structural beam, replacing and repairing the roof, and rebuilding the exterior wall. Our pools welcome 7,500 visitors annually, from first time swimmers in Water Discovery lessons through active older adults in our arthritis friendly shallow water classes. The pools at the Hampshire Regional YMCA provide community support through educational and wellness programming.

The event is back again in 2022 raising funds for the Hampshire Regional YMCA Community Impact Fund. 

The YMCA Community Impact Fund focuses on providing funding to support individuals and programs enabling equitable access to quality services and programs. Your participation will open the doors for a neighbor in need. Will you join us for the spin and swimathon and make an impact in your community? 

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We are excited for the return of the Swimathon and this year we are expanding the event to include a cycle component through group spin classes as well led by Y instructors! Registration is separate for each event.

Event Details

All participants must pre-register to participate in either the Spinathon or Swimathon. Both events will have a limited capacity so register today. The event will be hosted on Sunday, March 27th starting at 12:00 PM and finishing at 7:00 PM. Swimmers that register to participate in the event will be assigned a 30 minute swim time by event staff. Cyclist will be assigned to a 30 minute cycle block. Event details and time assignments for both events will be emailed to participants the week of the event. 

Challenge yourself! Each event will have a community goal
Lets collectively swim across the English Channel AND back!

Last year our participants total distance swam the English Channel. Our challenge this year is to complete a roundtrip swim of the channel! As a community we can swim across the English Channel AND back! Each participant will have their laps counted toward our community total. Our goal is to complete a roundtrip swim of the English Channel- together! Event volunteers will be stationed at the deep end of the pool to count laps toward our collective goal. Volunteers will wear face coverings and be distant from the pool as they count laps for each swimmer. 

A prize will be awarded to the male and female swimmer who complete the most laps in their allotted 30 minute swim block. 

Can we cycle around Massachusetts?

Can we cycle around Massachusetts? For every 713 miles we will complete 1 lap around the state.

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Each participants miles will be counted toward the community total. Our goal is to complete as many laps around Massachusetts throughout the event. Volunteers will collect mileage totals from each participants at the conclusion of each block.

A prize will be awarded to the male and female cyclist who completes the most miles in the allotted 30 minute block. 

Can't make it to the event? No problem!

If you can't join us on March 27th- No problem! You can participate virtually and register as a fundraiser to raise critical funds to impact your community! To register as a fundraiser participating virtually just visit: https://givebutter.com/HRYSpin...

Raising funds to impact your community

After registering each participant will receive a confirmation email. The email will have a link to join the event as a fundraiser. As a fundraiser you can create your own fundraising page where you can set a fundraising goal. To encourage and reward each participant who raises funds we will have incentive prizes for each participant that reaches the incentive levels. 

Need to create your fundraising page?? Click the link to create your own fundraising page: https://givebutter.com/HRYSpin...

Fundraising Incentives

  • $50 Raised- Each participant that raises $50 or more will receive.... more details coming soon!

  • $100 Raised- Each participant that raises $100 or more will receive... more details coming soon!

  • Top fundraiser- The individual with the highest fundraising total will receive a special prize package

    Nervous about fundraising? Don't worry- we will have tips to support you along the way!

Event Day Overview- Spinathon

Cyclists will be sent their assigned time and additional event details the week of the event.

  • At this time Northampton still has an indoor mask mandate and all participants must wear a mask in the facility, locker rooms and during the event.
  • Participants should arrive 10 minutes prior to their assigned time to check-in and prepare for their assigned block
  • Event staff will be stationed outside of the first floor locker rooms to check-in participants and provide any updates.
    • There will be two registration tables- one for cyclists and one for swimmers
  • Each cycle block will be led by a YMCA group exercise instructor
    • The instructor will lead the class and starting at the assigned time and completing a 30 minute class 
    • After completing the time block please report your distance to the YMCA staff. 
    • Sanitizing wipes will be available to clean your bike after use
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Event Day Overview- Swimathon

Swimmers will be sent their assigned swim time and additional event details the week of the event. 

  • At this time Northampton still has an indoor mask mandate and all participants must wear a mask in the facility, locker rooms and on the pool deck.
    • Masks will not be worn while swimming. Swimmer will remove their mask right before they enter the pool
    • Masks can be left on the railing near the shallow end of the pool and must be put on after exiting the water 
  • Participants should arrive 10 minutes prior to their assigned swim time to check-in and prepare for their assigned swim
  • Event staff will be stationed outside of the pool entrance to check-in participants and provide any updates.
    • There will be two registration tables- one for cyclists and one for swimmers
  • Participants will be allowed to use either locker room to prepare for their swim
  • Each swimmer will enter the pool from the locker room at their assigned time and enter/exit the pool from the shallow end of the large pool
  • To begin each swim block the lifeguard will blow the whistle. The lifeguard will again blow their whistle to alert swimmers when there are 5 minutes left in the time block and the final whistle will be blown when the time is complete. 
  • Volunteer lap counters will keep track of each swimmer's distance during the event 
  • After exiting the pool participants will put their mask on and return to the locker room they used when they arrived.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Jon Scully for more information- [email protected] 

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