In my eyes, my swim team is filled with amazing kids. They work hard in the pool and in the classroom from September to early February. However, due to limited finances at our high school, they are always at a disadvantage when it comes to competing against larger schools with unlimited resources. My kids do not have full-time access to a practice pool and can only practice 2 times per week through most of their season. We have to rely on the use of our outdoor city pool during warmer months and the pool of a local University, 20 minutes away during colder months. Being a smaller program and having a limited budget we aren’t able to reward them with some of the nice equipment that would be provided to them at a larger school. These kids deserve those rewards. Even though these kids are always at a disadvantage to bigger schools they come out every year ready to work and give it all they have. Even with these disadvantages they just finished winning their 11th straight district championship. Due to THEIR success and hardwork, our program continues to grow but our budget does not.
Donations will help us purchase a storage bin for all of our kickboards and buoys. Our team has to travel in order to practice so storage is very difficult for us. Right now the students have to carry their equipment home but this can be difficult at times. Purchasing a new equipment bin will give our students a place to safely store the equipment every day. The cart can be carried to and from practice on the team vans and we will be able to safely store our equipment after the season is over. We ask that you please help us store our gear.
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