Aquakids Swim Team to host swim-a-thon

The Aquakids Swim Team will be holding an official swim-a-thon on Friday, May 16, at the Hendrix College Pool.

During the event, swimmers will have a two-hour period in which to swim a maximum of 200 lengths. Donors are encouraged to support athletes by pledging to support their efforts via a flat donation or by pledging a certain amount of money per length that the swimmer completes.

The swim-a-thon will provide funds to enable the club to buy new equipment, provide scholarships for swimmers, cover meet costs and fund athlete travel.

In addition to raising funds for the team, 5 percent of the money raised will go back to the USA Swimming Foundation, which works to strengthen the sport of swimming by saving lives and building champions in the pool and in life. Whether they’re kids across the country with the lifesaving skill of learn-to-swim through their Make a Splash initiative or providing financial support to the heroes on the US National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the wonderful experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country.

Persons interested in sponsoring a swimmer should contact Tony Marleneanu at 501.764.7946 or donate online at