QUAC Gives Back!
Century Swim 2018
Our 2018 Century Swim is on Monday, January 1 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Fairmont Aquatic Center. This year QUAC will be swimming to benefit Race Swami. Swimmers will set a goal to swim 100 repetitions of a distance: 25 yards, 50 yards or 100 yards! Please sponsor them for a fixed amount or for an amount per 25 yards swam. For example, if your swimmer sets the goal of 100 x 25 yards and you sponsor them 25 cents for every 25 yards swam, your total sponsorship would end up being $25.00
Please contribute by sponsoring a QUAC swimmer. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page. An invoice will be emailed to you after the event is completed and you can pay online or mail in a check.***
About Race Swami
Founded in 2011, Race Swami provides opportunities in swimming for underserved youth from the west side of Salt Lake City. Their goal is to develop participants' physical and mental health in a fun and unique environment, deeply rooted in self-discipline, teamwork, and whole-body awareness. The name Race Swami comes from a term used by Founder and Head Coach Matt Finnigan’s former coach who referred to his athletes as “Swamis,”—that is, athletes striving to master themselves and their lives, not just by swimming but in everything they do. Race Swami is a non-profit USA Swimming-sanctioned organization dedicated to the success of Salt Lake City’s west side youth. Race Swami teaches "life skills" through swimming, hosting character education classes, sharing information on the importance of good health and nutrition, by participating in community service work, and by providing mentoring opportunities. The team started with just 9 members and now has 82 swimmers participating.
Demographics of Race Swami:
Latino/a 52%, White: 35%, Asian: 6%, African-American: 4%,Pacific Islander: 2%, Other: 1%
63% receive Financial Assistance for Membership Dues.
78% reside in Salt Lake City’s west side communities.
What does Race Swami Need?
Financial support provided by donors would help meet a host of needs for Race Swami's program including: swimming equipment, scholarships for families who qualify, meet fees for local and regional competitions for those swimmers who qualify, support for our coaching staff and Race Swami's annual operating costs. To fully fund Race Swami they need to raise about $190,000 over the next 12 months (budget available upon request). Items that may be purchased for swimmers using the funds that are raised by this event are: $13 - Swami Silicone Cap, $20 - Finis Snorkel, $25 - SWAMI Training Swimsuit, $30 - SWAMI T-shirt, $45 - Pair of TYR Blade Fins, $50 - Swami Team Racing Swimsuit, $65 - Deck Jacket, $75 - USA Swimming Annual Membership Fee, $100 - Swami Scholarship for one month, $2500 - Sponsor a Swami for a Year.
***Please note: all donations are tax deductible towards the 2017 tax year.
About QUAC Gives Back
Queer Utah Aquatic Club (QUAC) is dedicated to helping support community by fundraising, sponsoring and volunteering for organizations helping others especially in the area of amateur aquatics programs. QUAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of adult amateur aquatic sports regardless of age, ability, gender or sexual orientation. All swimmers, water polo players, triathlon enthusiasts of any skill level, even individuals who would just like to learn, are welcome to join. If you are interested in working with QUAC in the community please contact us here.
Organizations that QUAC has assisted:
Utah Pride Center - Volunteers
2015 - Homeless Youth Resource Center - Century Swim
2016 - Homeless Youth Resource Center - Century Swim
2016 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Out of the Darkness Walk
2017 - Race Swami - Century Swim
2017 - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Out of the Darkness Walk
2018 - Race Swami - Century Swim