We recognize that like any sport, for our swimmers to realize their maximum potential, in addition to the investment of time and mental effort, it takes a considerable amount of funding. The Club is a registered charity and does not make a profit. There are significant costs to running a swim program with the rental of pool time being the largest cost for the Club. In addition, the Club is responsible for covering the cost of meet entries and where possible, offering financial support to their swimmers when travelling overseas.
This letter is designed to seek help with two primary funding requests:
Public School Scholarship program
We are seeking a partner to work with us on our Scholarship Program to expand opportunities to other Government Schools outside of just Dellwood where we have successfully trialed this initiative. We would like to seek a donation of a minimum of $10,000 to help roll out this program and offer kids who would ordinarily not be able to afford to join a swim club a chance to particpate. If we are successful in finding a partner we then plan to meet with government for introductions to the PE Teachers at government schools, outline the program and then seek recommendations from them for swimmers to attend trials. We would then announce the program to the public via an article in the Royal Gazette. The amount of kids we can take will be dictated by the size of the donation.
GOLD SQUAD SPONSORSHIP
As noted above the Club has absorbed all costs related to the Gold Squad and established a sound programme foundation. In order to sustain and build on what has been created, we are looking for an annual sponsorship for each Gold Squad member. We have created our own own Gold Squad web page that highlights each swimmer in the program, their swimming achievements to date, National Records they hold and fun facts about each of our swimmers. We are seeking $2,500 sponsorship for each swimmer with this money being used to pay for the cost of pool time for the extra sessions required, subsidize the cost of overseas swim meets your swimmer will attend and will also help pay for specialized programming including physiotherapy and technique analysis. At this level, this is a key differentiator and critical to enable these swimmers to leverage opportunities to compete Nationally or at the University level. The Sponsor will have their name on the webpage under each swimmers’ picture and receive regular updates from their swimmer on their ongoing achievements.