The NCRD Pool-A-Thon is an annual event which raises funds for the NCRD/ Nehalem Elementary School Swim Instruction/Water Safety Awareness Program.
By Sue Dindia-Gray
NCRD Aquatic Programs Manager & Instructor
The mission of this 85-year-old program is to provide a safe environment in which the students can learn to swim, and be educated in water safety, while instilling the value of swimming as a lifetime skill and healthy recreational activity. Benefiting the lives of over 200 children, (including Basic skills students of School District #56) the lessons are provided weekly through out the school year.
The Pool-A-Thon event raises a substantial amount of funds necessary to keep the NCRD/Nehalem Elementary Swim Program Afloat!
Donors pledge student swimmers a flat rate or a specific amount for each length of the pool the student swims.
Participating kids canvass throughout the community looking for sponsors who will pledge dollars for their swimming efforts.
The big event is held on a Saturday, thus providing the kids a venue to showcase their fine tuned swim skills for supportive family and friends!
The Saturday following the Pool-A-Thon, the swimmers are rewarded with a celebratory party for their dedication to the cause.
All proceeds from the Pool-A-Thon go directly towards the NCRD/ Nehalem Elementary School Swim Instruction/Water Safety Awareness Program.
26th Annual Pool-A-Thon 2016
February 20, 2016
Donations gladly accepted!
P.O. Box 207 Nehalem OR 97131