St. Bernard Swim Club

UPDATE 8/10/2015:  Thanks to the help and support of the local community, we have completed our first year of representing St. Bernard Parish in the sport of swimming!  I have updated the photo to show the progress we have made on the facility.

We are re-starting this campaign to replace the starting blocks at the pool.  This is probably the most important piece of equipment the swimmers use, it is the platform they start a race from.  The blocks we have now are very old and need to be replaced badly.

We appreciate any help we can get towards us reaching this goal!

Note: We are a non-profit corporation in the State of Louisiana!  Our 501(c)3 status was approved on 9/30/14.  Your donations are tax deductible (always check with your financial advisor regarding deductibility).

ORIGINAL POST:

Check out our website at:  www.sbswimclub.com

As many of you know, my kids got involved in swimming a few years ago. Finding a sport that my kids not only love but also are good at was such a blessing to our family. Not only do they get so much joy out of it but it is something we have gotten to do as a family with Wendy and I helping to run the team.

The children of St. Bernard right now have NO competitive outlet for swimming via USA Swimming (the highest level of competition).  We have started a team that will be based out of and swim out of St. Bernard. In order to make this work we need starup money as well as funds to make a pool in St. Bernard swimmable during the winter months when the pool water becomes too cold to swim.

Anything you can do to help us out in this goal would be greatly appreciated. Nothing is too small, even if it is $5.  If you are not in the position to help us financially right now, even sharing our link with your friends on Facebook would be a huge help.

We are determined to make this work and will do whatever it takes to ensure the children of St. Bernard have swimming as an option when deciding which sports they want to compete in. The children of St. Bernard deserve the same opportunities kids in other parts of the area have easy access to. We appreciate anything you can do to help us acheieve this goal!

Note:  We are a non-profit corporation in the State of Louisiana and we are submitting our paperwork to the IRS to get the final letter of 501(c)3 status.  Your donations (pending approval) will be tax deductible.

Thanks so much!

Shawn O'Neil
President
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Shawn O'Neil 
Organizer
Meraux, LA
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