St. Bernard Swim Club

$6,650 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 36 people in 52 months
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).

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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
St. Bernard Swim Club
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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!
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We have hit 25% of our $20,000 goal! The people and businesses of St. Bernard are amazing! We still need your support though, we have a long way to go. Please help if possible, even if it is just a share on your Facebook wall.....we are deeply grateful either way!
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Thanks to everyone and their support the ST. BERNARD SWIM CLUB BLUEFINS are OFFICIALLY a USA Swim Team!!!! Can't thank you all enough!

Now we have to make improvements to our pool including new starting blocks and equipment! So we are asking for your continued help! Any amount helps!!!!

GO BLUEFINS!
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Things are progressing nicely and we can't thank everyone enough for your support. However, we still have a long way to go! Please keep sharing with people you know. We need help from the people and businesses of St. Bernard.
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Shawn O'Neil
52 months ago

Could not agree more Jessica! We are blessed and we are building some momentum now for sure. Everyone please keep spreading the word about what we are trying to do.

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Jessica Dauterive DeFraites
52 months ago

Can I just give a shout out to all of our AWESOME supporters!! You guys are the best!

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Shawn O'Neil
52 months ago

Sorry it is..... www.facebook.com/stbernardswimclub

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Shawn O'Neil
52 months ago

Kelly.....USA Swimming has age groups that generally start at 8 and under so really any age can participate. We are hoping to have a developmental group which would give kids who want to keep swimming year round but maybe are not ready for competition yet a place as well. There is really no specific age to start, I have seen kids as young as 4 swim in meets. If you have not yet done so, like our page on Facebook for updates! www.facebook.com/sbswimclub

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Kelly Pilet
52 months ago

I think this is wonderful...my daughter is 7 and did swimming lessons over the summer and loved it...what age group would this sport be available to when it becomes a sport the children can choose

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Dave Chaisson
39 months ago

Love this parish! Kudos to you Shawn O'Neil!

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Matty, you make us proud!

Shawn O'Neil
52 months ago

Could not agree more Jessica! We are blessed and we are building some momentum now for sure. Everyone please keep spreading the word about what we are trying to do.

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Jessica Dauterive DeFraites
52 months ago

Can I just give a shout out to all of our AWESOME supporters!! You guys are the best!

+ Read More
Shawn O'Neil
52 months ago

Sorry it is..... www.facebook.com/stbernardswimclub

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Shawn O'Neil
52 months ago

Kelly.....USA Swimming has age groups that generally start at 8 and under so really any age can participate. We are hoping to have a developmental group which would give kids who want to keep swimming year round but maybe are not ready for competition yet a place as well. There is really no specific age to start, I have seen kids as young as 4 swim in meets. If you have not yet done so, like our page on Facebook for updates! www.facebook.com/sbswimclub

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Kelly Pilet
52 months ago

I think this is wonderful...my daughter is 7 and did swimming lessons over the summer and loved it...what age group would this sport be available to when it becomes a sport the children can choose

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