What’s New at Swim for Hope 2015?
By Alexius Chua
September 18, 2015
In its 5th edition, this annual charity swim event is back at all five SAFRA clubs. Organised by SAFRA Tampines, SAFRA’s Swim for Hope is an event to promote fitness through charitable causes. It’s an opportunity to have some fun, healthy competition with your family and friends as you try to out-swim one another, all in the name of charity! Every lap you swim will have $1 donated to our beneficiaries. So, what are you waiting for? Save the date, make some waves and splash in to do some good!
Here are the 3 highlights for Swim for Hope 2015:
1. It’s the ultimate Swim-a-thon!
To add some fun and competitive spirit, this year’s Swim for Hope introduces a marathon element with a specially designed medal. All participants will be entitled to a Finisher medal, customised by each club to thank them for their support and contribution.
Challenge yourself to get all 5 Finisher medals
What’s more, avid swimmers who clock in 250 laps (1 lap = 50m, equivalent to 1 length of the pool) will receive a limited edition Ultra Marathon trophy!
2. Night Swim segment at SAFRA Mount Faber and SAFRA Toa Payoh
Be enchanted by the breezy night sky as you chalk up more laps!
Round up your buddies and join us for the first ever night swim only available at SAFRA Mount Faber and SAFRA Toa Payoh! What’s particularly interesting is the 11.30pm – 2am (SAFRA Mount Faber) and 9.30pm - 12am (SAFRA Jurong) block timings at these two clubhouses, where swimmers get to enjoy the thrilling ‘light-up’ night swim and poolside fringe activities to keep motivated throughout the course of the marathon.
Check out the timings of all clubs at the Swim for Hope FAQ page.
3. Four beneficiaries
Swim for fun and for funds!
Your swim will benefit four beneficiaries this year. The beneficiaries are the Aquatic Hearts and Hope, which supports swimming programmes for the underprivileged; the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Care Fund, which provides support for SAF servicemen severely disabled in the course of duty; the Singapore Children’s Society, which protects and nurtures underprivileged children and youth; and the Community Chest, which supports more than 200 programmes by 82 charities and touches the lives of more than 300,000 in need.
Why wait? Sign up now and make a difference one lap at a time!
Spread the word! Tell us which SAFRA clubhouse you’ll be swimming for at SAFRA’s Swim For Hope 2015 via social media! Tweet to us at @SAFRAsg or tag us on Facebook at @SAFRAsg! #S4H
Catch the waves at Wild Wild Wet with a 15% off admission tickets for a splashing good time with your family and friends!
Hungry after swimming? Reboot your calories and enjoy 10% off Subway at SAFRA Mount Faber; 10% off Sarpino’s at SAFRA Tampines; 10% off Sakura International Buffet Restaurant at SAFRA Toa Payoh; 10% off Jack’s Place at SAFRA Jurong; and free dessert for every McDonald’s value meal purchased at SAFRA Yishun!