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1st Annual Wilton Y Wahoos Swimathon on Monday, June 21

1st Annual Wilton Y Wahoos Swimathon on Monday, June 21 from 3:30pm-8:00pm

(RAIN DATE TUESDAY JUNE 22ND ) 

A year like no other, 2020 brought a great deal of difficulty and transformation to youth sports teams across the country. While our program remained on pause during the early months of the pandemic, there was a tremendous amount of activity behind the scenes to brighten our programs' future. Together, we have much to be proud of. Still, restrictions placed on our sport during the pandemic made it a financially challenging year and hindered our ability to generate funds that help cover the cost of facility improvements and training equipment for our team. Today, we are back in the pool and are hopeful our swimmers and coaches will continue to train and thrive. 

In April, our Parents Association announced the 1st Annual Wilton Wahoos Swimathon fundraising initiative at the Riverbrook Regional YMCA on Monday, June 21, 2021, from 3:30pm-8:30pm. Collectively, our team committed to tackle some of the financial hurdles faced during the pandemic and began fundraising to purchase a much needed state-of-the-art LED Digital Scoreboard, and add to the impressive $15 million facility renovation that took place before the pandemic. 

Seeking 100% participation, every Wahoo has been asked to jump in the pool and raise funds by asking sponsors to make flat monetary donations, or by having sponsors pledge a specific monetary amount per lap. On June 21st, our swimmers will jump, dive or cannonball in and swim for 1.5 hours, or up to 200 laps. Swimmers have been assigned to teams and are competing for the top fundraising title, with some great prizes going to our top individual and family fundraisers! 

As the Wahoos approach their 50th Anniversary, our program has grown to nearly 250 swimmers strong, ages 6-18, from many communities across CT and NY under the supervision of a dedicated and accomplished coaching staff. Our team strives for excellence and sets the highest standards in and out of the pool for our swimmers. In addition to competing at local and national levels, many of our swimmers continue swimming careers throughout high school and college, learning social and athletic skills they'll cherish for a lifetime. If you are interested in trying out for the Wilton Y Wahoos, please contact our Director of Competitive Aquatics, Todd Stevens, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This fun-filled event will include swimming, prizes, raffles, food, and music. Sponsors include local and national businesses committed to supporting our Swimathon. Proceeds from all donations will go directly back into our swim program. The following businesses support our event by purchasing space for their logo on our Swimathon t -shirt, poolside banners, digital advertisements, and donating money, services, or products to our Swimmer and Parent raffles. If you are interested in contributing to our Swimathon, please visit wywahoos.org

Event sponsors: Ancona’s Wines & Liquors, The Barn Door, Bone + Bark Inn, Camp Gordyland, Caraluzzi’s, Connecticut Coffee & Grill, Fit Body Boot Camp, Georgetown + Norwalk Orthodontics, Good Morning Nails, Heibeck’s Stand, Guizhou Hu Photography, Susan G. Komen New England, Lake Club Paddle, Peggy Mackey Makeup, Metro Swim Shop, Karen Morneau Photography, NVDS New England Veterinary Dermatology Specialists, Orem’s Diner, Parlor Pizza, Redding Roadhouse, Riverbrook Regional YMCA, Servco Oil & Propane, Sol Bowl of Wilton, Speedo, Stew Leonard’s, Tiger Sports, Trader Joes, TriHard Swimmer Shampoo, Village Market, Wave-Drowning Detection Systems, Wilton Deli, Wilton Hardware, Wilton Wahoo Coaching Staff and Winning Applications.

Riverbrook Regional YMCA . 404 Danbury Road, Wilton 
Together. Today. Let’s Make Every Lap Count. 

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