Swim For Hope 2022 - Raise $500,000 For Charity With Family & Friends!



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Swim For Hope 2022 will be a hybrid event, participants can choose to clock their distance virtually or physically on-site!

Dates: 1 Aug - 30 Sep 2022 (Registration Period), 1 Sep - 30 Oct 2022 (Swim Period)
Fees: from $22

SAFRA's iconic annual charity event, Swim For Hope, is back! This year, families and friends who participate in the event can bond through swimming and do their part for charity - helping to raise the target of $500,000 for 5 beneficiaries! 

To encourage greater participation and foster bonding, the event will take on a hybrid format where participants can choose to swim at their own location and time or complete the distance through a combination of virtual and physical on-site swim! 

Choose Between 2 Swim Formats

Photo from Swim For Hope 2019

Upon registration, you will be given the option to do a full virtual marathon or a combination of virtual and physical swim. 

  • Full Virtual:¬†swim at your own preferred location & time, and submit the swim distance & duration in the event portal.
  • Virtual + Physical: similarly, you will swim at your preferred location & time, and submit the information in the event portal. You will also need to clock the last 1km swim distance at the selected SAFRA clubs on a chosen schedule date & time.¬†

For the physical on-site swim, you can choose the swim slot at your preferred SAFRA club during the registration process or book it via the portal at least 3 days in advance. Slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Physical Swim Details

The physical swim will happen at 5 SAFRA clubs and the dates are listed below. 

  • SAFRA Toa Payoh: 2 Oct 2022
  • SAFRA Mount Faber: 8 Oct 2022
  • SAFRA Jurong: 16 Oct 2022
  • SAFRA Yishun: 22 Oct 2022
  • SAFRA Tampines: 30 Oct 2022

The slots available are 

  • Slot 1: 8.30 am - 10 am
  • Slot 2:¬†10 am - 11.30 am
  • Slot 3:¬†11.30 am - 1 pm
  • Slot 4: 1 pm - 2.30 pm
  • Slot 5:¬†2.30 pm - 4 pm
  • Slot 6:¬†4 pm - 5.30 pm (except SAFRA Tampines)

Swim Categories & Pricing

Families with kids below 12 years old may choose to join the popular Parent-and-Child Families-for-Life category. There is also a new "Team Category" introduced this year to encourage greater participation too and a renamed Open Individual - NS55 KM category in celebration of NS55!  

  • Parent-and-Child Families-for-Life Category (6 - 12 years old)
    • 1 KM - $35
    • 5 KM - $50
  • Open Individual Category (above 12 years old)
    • 1 KM - $22
    • 10 KM - $32
    • 20 KM - $42
    • NS55 KM - $55
  • Team Categories (Min. 5 pax to form team)
    • 50 KM - $27 per person¬†
    • 100 KM - $36 per person
    • 250 KM - $45 per person

Here's an idea you may wish to consider - gather your extended families and friends to challenge the 250 KM Team Category together - it's also an excuse to meet-up every week to swim and have fun together PLUS you will receive a special finisher tee too!

Participant Tee & Goodie Bags

Each participant will be entitled to one participant tee and goodie bag according to the number of categories they signed up for. 

In celebration of SAFRA50 and NS55 this year, the 55 KM category has been renamed NS55 KM, and a Special Finisher Tee will be given to participants of NS55 KM and 250 KM upon completion of the swim distance.

Are you a SAFRA Member? SAFRA Members who sign-up will also receive a $10 Swim For Hope e-voucher which can be used at selected F&B tenants at SAFRA Clubs too!

Registration & Swim Periods

Registration for SAFRA Swim For Hope 2022 is now open till 30 Sep 2022. The race period will start from 1 Sep to 30 Oct 2022 and swim distance submission will close at 4.30 pm on 30 Oct 2022. 

Beneficiaries For SAFRA Swim For Hope 2022

This year's event aims to raise $500,000 to support these 5 beneficiaries, President Challenge, Rainbow Centre, SAF Care Fund, Singapore Swimming Association and the Special Olympics Singapore. 

Students from the Special Olympics Singapore have also been training and practicing their swimming at SAFRA Tampines in order to participate in Swim For Hope 2022. 

How Can You Contribute To The Fundraising Efforts

Nett proceeds from the registration fee and fundraising efforts will be donated to the beneficiaries - so you are helping just by taking part and by setting up fundraising target for your swim - share your fundraising target with family members and friends to encourage them to support your efforts through monetary donations.

SAFRA will also be introducing the More Than a Box initiative where participants may purchase boxes that include food items or daily essentials. These can be purchased online via the event portal. Sales from the initiative will contribute to the fundraising target and participants may also choose to donate the purchased boxes to the adopted beneficiary (Fei Yue Aging Centre under the President's Challenge) as well. 

 

Click here for more details on Swim For Hope 2022.

 



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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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