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Hammerhead Swim Club

The Hammerhead Swim Club (HHSC) is a sanctioned member of the Niagara District of United States Swimming (USA Swimming). We are also a member of the Niagara Swim League (NISL). HHSC is designed to instruct boys and girls 6 to 18 years of age in the four basic stroke techniques and condition them for competitive swimming.

Our goals are to:

  1. Provide a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for swimming.
  2. Nurture each swimmer's interest in the sport of swimming.
  3. Maximize each swimmer's potential as a competitive swimmer according to that individual's own goals.
  4. Develop a program of instruction in swimming, coordinated from year to year to promote steady progress in competitive swimming, and build an organized club.

Swim for Sean

One of our HHSC swimmers, Sean Brown, has juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) . JRA is an autoimmune illness where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. This disease can be exhausting and painful. Lucky for us, Sean finds a lot of relief in the pool! As he said in a recent commercial for Independent Health, "Swimming really is my passion, it is like I'm free."

As his teammates and support crew, HHSC is hosting a swim-a-thon to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation on December 5 from 6pm to 9pm. We did this as our first charity support event ever last year and it proved to be a great team bonding experience.

Our goal is for each swimmer to pledge to swim some part of a mile: 200, 500, 800, 1000, or 1650 and raise at least $5 in pledges. With 80 swimmers on the team we hope to donate at least $1000 to the Arthritis Founda- tion in Sean's name. In the past we have raised more than $2400! Plus, most swimmers swam significantly more than their goal distance. This year, we want our team to try and swim a total of 40 miles!

Family and friends are welcome to help or swim that day too ! We will need volunteers to help count the swimmer’s laps, keep track of goals & donations, and to make treats! The team will provide pizza for everyone.

Cash and check pledges will be accepted . All checks should be made out to HHSC and we will send along one check on behalf of the team.

Pledge forms will be emailed out on November 20th and are due at the event or before December 5th. That way your swimmer will not get them soaking wet or forget about in their swim bags!

Should you have any questions or would like to help in anyway, please contact Coach Michael, Erin Mroczka or a board member.

Thank you for your support! More than 300,000 children have arthritis and they could use our help, including Sean!

Going the Mile Fast Facts

When: Friday, December 5, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Dunkirk High School Pool
What: Team swim-a-thon to support Sean Brown and the Arthritis Foundation
How: We need people to swim, count, make treats, and donate! Hoping each swimmer will raise $5-10 each and swim in support. Donations can be made online or via check (to HHSC) or cash
Why: Sean is awesome and arthritis is not!

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