Announcements, Sports

Swim a Thon Kick Off

The Seward Tsunami Swim Club is anticipating its annual fund raiser, The Swim a Thon on March 29, 2013. On Feb 28 the club will “ KICK OFF” the event. Swimmers will be armed with pledge forms and enthusiam to begin canvassing the community for support, either in the form of a pledge per length, or a donation. Seward Tsunami Swim Club (STSC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation run by an all-volunteer board with the help of many parent volunteers and the support of our high school pool and staff. STSC is open to children from kindergarten through 12th grade, is affiliated with Alaska Swimming and USA Swimming, and has been providing a positive after-school competitive swim experience for the youth of Seward and Moose Pass since 1988.

Our swimmers learn the fundamentals of both recreational and competitive swimming in a way that promotes confidence and self-esteem. They also gain valuable experience in developing life skills such as self-discipline, goal setting, and being a positive team member. Club members practice daily after school and attend at least one meet a month. STSC also sponsors The Candy Cane Splash – our annual home meet which is attended by over 90 swimmers from area swim teams.

Our club has seen tremendous growth in the last few years. This year we have 53 registered swimmers in ages ranging from 6 to 17. Our club proudly represents Seward in peninsula meets as well as championship meets in a variety of locations in Alaska and the lower 48.

The Seward Tsunami Swim Club funds this positive youth opportunity through monthly club dues, meet fees, and our spring Swim-a-thon. We have been able to offer season scholarships to swimmers and keep our monthly dues affordable through fundraising and the generous support of the community. The club also purchases needed training/pool equipment with these funds.

So…. Fund raising will start February 28th. The Swim a Thon will take place March 29. Please be prepared to sponsor one of our swimmers when they call on you, or consider making a donation directly to the club.


Please make your tax deductible checks out to “Seward Tsunami Swim Club” at the above address. If you have questions about our club, please call Peggy Hamner 362-6034

Thank you for taking an active interest in giving the youth of the Seward area an opportunity to develop physical conditioning and self-confidence needed to attain future life goals.


Peggy Hamner, President



  1. Just one small correction. STSC has been active since the winter of 85/86 not 88. My girls have ribbons to prove it. STSC is a great club with wonderful kids and fantastic coaches. I hope all turn out to support the kids in the swim-a-thon.

  2. Peggy,

    I know your Swim-A-Thon has passed but we would like you to consider working with us for next years event. We have a program that increases revenues for schools and charities that do Jog-A-Thons. It can be easily adapted for Swim-A-Thons. Schools and charities that have used it are averaging about $6,000 more per event when compared to the same event last year. Many whose goals have been $5,000 have surpassed $10,000 with us. It is not meant to replace anything you are doing, merely enhance it and expand the donor base for the kids. Please give me a call or send me an email so we can set up a convenient time to talk.about it?


    Erik Lackey