The New Bedford YMCA challenges you to swim for a good cause – your health and to support your community! This volunteer-led fundraiser allows the New Bedford Y to offer Financial Assistance to those in our community unable to afford membership and/or programs. Your contribution inspires hope and supports new beginnings. The YMCA believes that their facility and programs should be accessible to ALL! Participate in any of these events on Sunday, September 9 from 7 am to 4:30 pm.

Swim-a-thon: Raise or donate $50 for each hour in a lane. Swimmers will collect pledges per lap or flat donation for their swims. Team challenge option is also available.

Bob-o-thon: Participants will have two minutes to get as many bobs as they can. The participant with the most bobs wins a prize from their age category. Will occur between 1 and 3 pm. Raise pledges of at least $5 for every two minute minimum.

Tread-a-thon: 10 minutes of treading, and add 1 pound of weight each minute. $10 donation minimum.

Around the Pool for the Whole Family: Games for the whole family to enjoy! Get a check mark for each game and get a chance to pick from the prize pool! Prizes include up to 20% Fall I aquatic programming, aquatic gear, and more! Donations for this section greatly appreciated. Enjoy from 1 to 4 pm.

The YMCA will keep you hydrated & fueled with healthy beverages & food before, during, and after your swim.

*Note: Individuals and Teams must raise a minimum of $300 to participate in the challenge

Contact Sara White, Aquatic Director for details at: 508.997.0734 ext. 122 or

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