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Celebrate Swimming

Organized by: Keith Bell

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Worth the wait
April 10, 2017

I hope life is going swimmingly with you.   Here's an update on the funds you donated to help me achieve my goal of  raising $10,000 on my See More

THE STORY:

On September 3rd, 2016 I will be swimming 10,000 yards to commemorate my 10,000th consecutive day of swimming, to celebrate the joy and benefits of a lifetime of swimming, and, hopefully, to raise at least $10,000.00 to fund swimming lessons for those who otherwise could not afford them. 

A calculation of the yardage I have swum since the beginning (in 1989), of what others call my streak, puts me well into my second lap around the world.  When I have shared this upcoming milestone with others, many ask if the streak is a World Record. I tell them that I don't know.  I don't think it is a big deal.  It's just me being me.  

I do care about what we can accomplish by raising money to fund swimming lessons for those who otherwise could not afford them.  I care about keeping them safe around water and I care about providing them with the skills that support a lifetime of swimming for health, fitness and the joy of swimming.

I hope you will help.  Every $50.00 raised will subsidize someone's group lessons. 

If you’re of the means to contribute $100.00, $1,000.00 (or more), please do so. If not, well, any amount will help. Think of the joy (not to mention the health and safety benefits) you can help bring to a young person or a parent who does not yet know the water.

Please note that one hundred percent of all the donations we receive here will go to fund lessons.  

I'll be swimming 10,000 yards on Celebrate Swimming Day at Deep Eddy Pool in Austin, TX. on Saturday 9/3/16 at 8am.  Feel free to join me for part or all of the swim or to take a swim to celebrate swimming wherever you can.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.

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To This Fundraiser

$9,415

 

94% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • David Mosier

    $50

  • John Dobrott

    $100

  • Corky Klein

    $50

  • julie vanderwier

    $50

  • Dorothy Pallulat

    $50

  • Kathy Loustalot

    $25

  • Diane Dagosta Parke

    $70

  • Jacqueline David

    $25

  • Steve Friederang from CompetitiveSwimmer.com

    $25

  • Peter and Shin-Fei Wang

    $200

  • Bill and Wilson Sibs

    $500

  • Duane Davis

    $100

  • swimnerd

    $25

  • Mary Hughes

    $100

  • Chuck and Elsie Neilson

    $200

  • The Hooge's

    $25

  • Texas Rowing Center

    $250

  • Alison Asher Mitchell

    $100

  • Peter Rocca

    $50

  • Diane Hamilton

    $100

  • Idee Kwak

    $50

  • Jill Radwanski

    $50

  • The Caverly Family

    $25

  • Marcie Vormohr

    $25

  • Clare and David Barra

    $100

  • Jim Mitchell

    $100

  • Debra Mostue - Farmer's Insurance Agent

    $500

  • Claude Ducloux

    $50

  • Karl Ruttan

     

  • Andy Duckett

    $50

  • Ted Kaczynski

    $100

  • Rosa Jones

    $25

  • Aaron Peirsol

    $25

  • Doug Nibouar

    $50

  • Mary and Keith Lewis

    $50

  • Mary Duncan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jace Graf

    $50

  • Eve Chenu

    $30

  • Elise Ragland

    $50

  • Leslie Blanke

    $50

  • Ross Pumfrey and Liz Maxfield

    $30

  • Chuck Strand

    $30

  • The Foster family

    $100

  • Evin Dugas

    $25

  • Ann Fricke

    $50

  • Rafael Marquez

    $15

  • Laurie Ayoob

    $50

  • the Zeitz Family

    $25

  • Dan Morris

    $25

  • Brian, Julie & Leo De Los Santos

    $50

  • Mike

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Clint and Kellie Bledsoe

    $100

  • Nori Frasier

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Wehling Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rafael del Blanco

    $60

  • Ricardo del Blanco

    $50

  • Mike London

    $50

  • Ben and Avery Schiesser

     

  • Shannon Whitehead

    $25

  • Connie

    $100

  • Erika Lima

    $25

  • William Dailey

    $25

  • Lisa and Mark

    $100

  • Peggy Chern MD

     

  • Lloyd Serra

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Rozman Family

    $100

  • Laura Garner

    $100

  • Jeff Hershey

    $50

  • Chip and Jan Morris

     

  • Reah D

    $100

  • Elizabeth and Gary Gunter

    $75

  • Susan

    $25

  • Debbie Martin

    $25

  • Diane Carr

    $25

  • Julie McDonald

     

  • Woz

    $50

  • Pat DiBiase

    $500

  • David Boyd

    $300

  • Jim Fackler

    $25

  • Paula Ivey

    $10

  • Rafael and Mercedes del Blanco

    $100

  • Alex Kone

    $25

  • Doug and Suzanne Marcella

    $200

  • Clyde

    $1,000

  • Randeen Torvik Ragan

    $50

  • Suz

     

  • Stars In Your Eyes Optometry

    $250

  • Mollie Snow

    $50

  • Robby Robertson

    $300

  • David and Carolyn Strauss

    $25

  • Adam Harris

    $100

  • David Mosier

    $50

  • chuck strand

    $25

  • Ross Pumfrey and Liz Maxfield

    $15

  • Randeen Torvik Ragan

    $50

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Donor Comments

Randeen Torvik Ragan

Randeen Torvik Ragan

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Ross Pumfrey and Liz Maxfield

Ross Pumfrey and Liz Maxfield

DONATION: $15

5 months ago

chuck strand

chuck strand

DONATION: $25

9 months ago

David Mosier

David Mosier

DONATION: $50

In honor of Keith and Sandy 9 months ago

Adam Harris

Adam Harris

DONATION: $100

9 months ago

David and Carolyn Strauss

David and Carolyn Strauss

DONATION: $25

In memory of Otto J. Strauss 9 months ago

Robby Robertson

Robby Robertson

DONATION: $300

11 months ago

Mollie Snow

Mollie Snow

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

Stars In Your Eyes Optometry

Stars In Your Eyes Optometry

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Suz

Suz

For the gift of learning to swim 1 year ago

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