57% Raised of$25,000 Goal

Swim for Them 2016 Photo
Swim for Them 2016 Photo
Swim for Them 2016 Photo
Swim for Them 2016 Photo
Swim for Them 2016 Photo

The Story

EVENT DATE: Oct 22, 2016

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Oct 31, 2016



A cause you love needs your help.


What do you care about? Who do you love? Help us help them! Swim for Them participants have raised $120,000 in support of causes they love. Now it's your turn.


How it works:

  • Swimmers register for the 7th Annual Swim for Them, to be held on October 22, 2016 at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. We also have a satellite event at Mars Hill University on September 24!
  • Event distances range from a liesurely 500 yards (20 lengths) to a grueling 10 km (440 lengths).
  • Following registration, swimmers set up their own online fundraising pages for the charity or cause of their choice.*
  • Swimmers train for their event distance.
  • During the training period, swimmers promote their causes and fundraisers among family, friends, and colleagues, who will hopefully join forces to show love and support to their favorite swimmer. 
  • On Friday, October 21, our Kingsport swimmers will gather at the Eastman shelters on Bays Mountain for a delicious pre-swim meal, provided by Barberitos of Kingsport.
  • On Saturday, September 24 (Mars Hill University) or Saturday, October 22 (Kingsport), we swim!

Charities and causes receive awareness and support. Swimmers receive the satisfaction of helping make the world a better place. It's that simple. So, are you ready to help the cause you love through your swimming? Register for Swim for Them 2016!


More captivating detail:
* Thanks to CrowdRise, swimmers can support IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organizations or personal/individual causes. We've had easy access to 501(c)(3)s before, but CrowdRise will make it easier than ever to support small or local causes. Swimmers also have the option to create or join teams in support of a single cause. 
** Learn more at swimforthem.org, or follow us on InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.