Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Swim-A-Thon makes a splash

BGCG Alum and Swim Coach, Jairo Hernandez gives a BGCG member a high five after her lap swimming in the Clubhouse pool at the 2018 BGCG Swim-A-Thon. —Photo by Jami Goldman, BGCG Volunteer

BGCG Alum and Swim Coach, Jairo Hernandez gives a BGCG member a high five after her lap swimming in the Clubhouse pool at the 2018 BGCG Swim-A-Thon. —Photo by Jami Goldman, BGCG Volunteer

“It was GREAT to see so many in our community come to the Club to encourage and support our members at our 2018 Swim A Thon. Some supporters were around when I was a kid. I thought that was really awesome,” said Jessica Rosa, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich‘s Aquatics Coordinator. On Saturday, January 20, 2018, BGCG swimmers ‘pooled’ together and swam hard to raise contributions from the community to help reach their goal of $20,000 for the Club’s Aquatics Programs.

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is excited to report that they reached their goal and raised just over $20,000!It was evident that their hard work was not overlooked as the Clubhousepool room was loaded with BGCG Alumni, Greenwich residents, Members and their families. Everyone came together with the purpose to raise the funds needed to support the Club’s quality aquatic programs, staff and equipment for its members.

Don Palmer, BGCG’s Program Director, challenged his friends, many of whom are community leaders and Club alumni, to sponsor him for $25 in recognition of his twenty-five years of employment at the Club. Swim A Thon guests and swimmers cheered for him as he completed his twenty-five laps. Don said, “It was a GREAT morning for our members and myself to have the support from the Club’s Alumni and Greenwich community. I’m proud to have been a part of it.”

Greenwich friends were excited to swim for BGCG members. Employees from Titan Advisors swam over 300 laps with their children and retired Lieutenant Rick Cochran swam 100 laps. “The Club’s Aquatics program is incredible, I will do what I can to help make sure it continues to help our community’s children,” said Cochran.

With a yearly membership fee of $50, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich members can join the swim team and participate in special clinics including swimming lessons, snorkeling, water polo, water safety instruction and more. Community members are invited to further donate by going online at http://bgcg.org/2018swimathon or by calling 203-869-3224.

More photos from this year’s 2018 Swim A Thon can be viewed on the Club’s Facebook page @BGCGkids.

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