The Blue Seals swim steam started in 2015 with fifteen students ages 7-17. We compete against other swimming teams from the New York/New Jersey Metro area. The team has grown in number and victories. We are now competing at regional events around the east coast. We have over 35 swimmers on our team year-round. Our team operates out of the Aquatics department at the New Settlement Community Center, which teaches several thousand children from the Southwest Bronx how to swim each year.
We are raising money for the Blue Seals to attend the 2020 Black Heritage Classic meet in Cary, NC during the Memorial Day Weekend. They will have a chance to be seen on a national stage by a variety of people who can help them secure their future. They have done their part by qualifying for the event but now they need help getting them there. Many of our Blue Seals are unable to come up with the money needed to make the trip possible.
Our hope is that you would serve as a sponsor of our Blue Seals Swim Team. The funds raised are being used to assist with 1) renting a bus to take our coaches, swimmers and their parents from New York to North Carolina, 2) for accommodations to house them for 3 nights, 3) to assist with meals for the swimmers and 4) any additional necessities at the meets. Please find it in your hearts to help the Blue Seals finish the season strong. Any donation amount will help whether its $5 or $5,000.
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