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Seward Tsunamis seek support


Seward Tsunami Swim Club

Super Tsunami's at Age Groups Meet in Fairbanks

Swimmers have the month of March to find sponsors and pledges for their two-hour swim during an annual USA Swimming Swim-a-Thon. This is the club's sole fundraiser with donations pledged to young athletes who earn them by swimming for two hours straight. With pledges in hand, Tsunami swimmers will have their Swim-a-Thon after school on March 28. By the time their two hours over, they could have swum up to 200 lengths of the pool or 5,000 yards or 2.8 miles and burned over 500 calories and have been kept afloat by orange wedges, parents' cheers, community financial support, and the promise of a post swim-a-thon pizza dinner!

Since 1988, the Seward Tsunami Swim Club has provided competitive and recreational swimming opportunities for Seward area youth. Swimmers practice every day after school and compete in at least one competitive swim meet per month. Further, the STSC hosts the annual Candy Cane Splash which brings over 90 swimmers from all over the state. STSC offers limited seasonal scholarships, rents all their pool time (including a certified life guard), and purchases needed training and pool equipment for 53 registered swimmers ages 5-18.

The organization thanks area residents for their support of the Seward youth aquatic program and taking an active interest in giving the youth of the Seward area an opportunity to develop physical conditioning and self-confidence needed to attain future life goals. The kids of the Seward Tsunami Swim Club appreciate the continued generosity from the community.

This year STSC has set up an online donation page at their home site, where one can see where the club is on their goal for this year and also give a swimmer a pledge. Anyone can find a Tsunami swimmer by name and make a pledge, or give a donation to the club, or remain anonymous.

STSC is a IRS qualified 501(c)3 not for profit organization run by an unpaid volunteer board of the parents of swimmers. See the club website at


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