The first ever Swim-a-thon for a cleaner ocean is a partnership between many organisations to engage the community in a fun active way while also contributing to cleaner oceans and a dedication to sustainability. We will start off with a huge kickoff event with booths from organisations who will inform participants on different ways to reduce plastic usage a long with a fun game where swimmers can collect clean garbage from the pool for a chance to win a gift basket!
Then comes the actual swim-a-thon. Swimmers will sign up to swim however many kilometers of “coast” that they can. Then members from the community will pledge them however many dollars for however many meters.
Ex: I pledge to swim 3km in the 2 weeks. My neighbor pledged me 10$ for every km I swim.
The proceeds from this will go towards supplies for a beach cleanup to happen later in the summer. This is a super cool way for the community to get active, while also making a positive difference on the world stage, and spreading awareness on a serious global issue!