Boys & Girls Club’s 13th Annual Swim-a-Thon Aims to Raise $20K for Water Safety Programs

Jessica Rosa, BGCG Alumna, is the Club's Aquatics Coordinator

Jessica Rosa, BGCG Alumna, is the Club’s Aquatics Coordinator

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is hosting its 13th annual Swim-a-Thon on Saturday, January 20.

The community is invited to cheer on swimmers or swim themselves from 8:00am – 9:00am. The BGCG swim team will swim from 9:00am – 11:00am in support of the greatly needed water safety programs.

BGCG swimmers are accepting contributions from the community to help reach this year’s goal of $20,000 for water safety programs!

With just a few days to go, the Club has approximately $11,600 left to raise! Jessica Rosa, BGCG alumna and now new full time Aquatics Director at the club, is especially eager for this event.

Jessica became an active member of the Club when she was 8 years old. She started by attending Camp Simmons then joined the after school and weekend programs shortly afterward. When she was 14, she was a CIT at Camp Simmons and did some volunteer service after school.

“I have a lot of heart and passion for the Club,” Rosa said. “The people that worked here when I was a member made a huge impact on my life, and I want to make the same impact for the kids who are members now.”

“Swimming is a life time of fun and great memories,” said Don Palmer, the club’s program director. “Saturday is a chance to build on those memories. Come out and support our swim team and Club members by swimming some laps or sponsoring a swimmer.”

With a yearly membership fee of $50 for Greenwich residents ages 6 to 18 and $150 for children 6 to 18 whose parents work in Greenwich, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich members can, learn to swim, join a swim team and participate in special clinics including snorkeling, water polo, water safety instruction and more. Participants who have collected pledges per lap, will make a splash with lap swimming.

Funds for the Swim-a-Thon will support the Club’s quality aquatic programs, staff and equipment for its members.

To participate or sponsor a swimmer, the community is invited to go online to bgcg.org/2018swimathon or call Jessica Rosa, BGCG’s Aquatics Coordinator at 203-869-3224.