Swim for Kids Event 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019 marks the 3rd Annual Swim for Kids.
This 1.5 km and 3 km open water swim in beautiful Lake Ontario will be held at Lake Ontario Park. The swim is open to swimmers aged 12+ of all abilities and provides a healthy way to enjoy some friendly competition while supporting two great causes: Easter Seals Ontario and YMCA of Kingston Y Penguins Aquatic Club.
Swim for Kids Highlights
Highlights of the event include the post-swim breakfast and awards ceremonies. Here, swimmers celebrate their accomplishments, receive awards, prizes and recognition for their swimming and fundraising efforts, as well as have the opportunity to meet YMCA of Kingston and Easter Seals local Ambassadors. Other highlights of the Swim for Kids include electronic chip timing for swim results and an easy-to-use online registration and fundraising system.
All participants for the 1.5km swim, aged 12- 16 will require approval by Vicki Keith and must have a waiver signed by their parents or guardians.
No swimmer age 16 and younger may participate in the 3km swim (only the 1.5km swim).
Check-in and Warm-up swim
6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Kids Swim (1.5km):
6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 1.5 km Kids Swim Check- In
7:40 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. 1.5 Kids Swim Participants should be with their assigned marshals
8:00 a.m. Kids 1.5km Swim starts
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 1.5 km Swimmer Check- In (pick up bags, caps, magazine, gps)
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 1.5km Swimmers should be with their assigned marshals
9:45 a.m. The 1.5 km Swim starts (each wave should be prepared to enter the water 5 min’s before their start time)
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. 3km Swimmer Check- In (pick up bags, caps, magazine, gps)
8:40 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 3km Swimmers should be with their assigned marshals
9:00 a.m. The 3 km Swim starts (each wave should be prepared to enter the water 5 min’s before their start time)
7:30 a.m. Opening inspirational remarks by Vicki Keith
7:33 a.m. Housekeeping remarks by Krista LeClair
(Welcome, reminder to swimmers to check- in for welcome bag, gps, donation collection, etc. Reminder to return for group photo after swim as well as prizes and medals)
7:35 a.m. Welcome from MP Mark Gerretsen
7:37 a.m. Welcome from Mayor Paterson
8:15 a.m. Breakfast items ready for swimmers (swimmers only please)
8:00 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. Band Performing at Pavilion
10:45 a.m. SOFT CAP
11:00 a.m. HARD CAP
11:15 a.m. Closing ceremonies and awards at Pavilion
11:15 a.m. Welcome from Town Crier, Chris Whyman
11:20 a.m. Welcome from MPP Ian Arthur
11:25 a.m. Words from Ambassadors Chad Lees, Jenna Lambert, Nik Tolgyesi and Abi Tripp
11:35 a.m. Words from Vicki Keith (welcome, prizes, medals)
11:55 a.m. Thank you’s from Krista LeClair and Jessica Robson
12:00 p.m. Event Concludes and Clean Up Commences