Get Schools Back in the Pool and Reduce Drowning

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Get Schools Back In The Pool And Reduce Drowning

Project 2015-05-26 11:14:29 +1200

 

This project will allow 4500 schoolchildren the opportunity to have swimming as part of their school day throughout the year.

It's costing a small fortune but with the help of local council and funding agencies we have raised enough to build a cover over the pool, put in a water heater and renovate the pool.

However we still need to raise $7500 to buy some serious filters to keep the water clean enough to cope with that many using the pool.

That's why we hope you might chip in and support us.

This pool will be around for many years to come and like the old Boys and Girls Institute pool it will allow thousands of Wellington children to learn to swim. We would like you to be part of that legacy. See rewards to have your name immortalised on a  plaque in the pool for a $50 donation.

We are a charitable trust who decided to do something about the lack of school pools in Wellington. Children are not getting regular swimming lessons at school like they used to and the drowning stats are getting worse.

This project will renovate a dilapidated and unused pool (destined to be demolished and built over) into an indoor heated facility with two separate pools (one for college students and one for primary pupils) available for use all year round.

The site is in Wellington city centre and allows for six schools to walk to the pool and have swimming back on their regular timetable.

A bonus spin off is that community sports groups can also use the pool after school hours and help support aquatic sports in the region.

The schools within the walking radius of the pool will be Wellington East Girls College, Wellington College, Clyde Quay, Mount Cook, St Mark's and Wellington High.

Visit our website at http://www.swimwell.co.nz for more information or email us at [email protected]

Big thank you on behalf of the hordes of children who will use this pool in the future.

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Pledgers 41

Edmund Kynoch
2015-07-31 15:51:13 +1200
Kat Jenkins
2015-07-31 15:21:22 +1200
caroline hind
2015-07-29 13:17:41 +1200
anna pethig
2015-07-27 08:32:11 +1200

"Who knows - this pledge could save someone's life!"

Kevin Rumble
2015-07-26 20:29:51 +1200
Karen Rigby
2015-07-26 17:41:01 +1200
Anita murdoch
2015-07-25 19:27:58 +1200
Cilla Bennett
2015-07-23 21:12:56 +1200
Chris Corby
2015-07-23 21:01:13 +1200

"Great idea. Everyone should learn to swim. Please also make it possible for any adults who can't to have lessons too."

Libby List
2015-07-23 17:27:05 +1200
Anne Kelly
2015-07-23 16:56:59 +1200
Philippa Werry
2015-07-22 12:36:14 +1200

"Learning to swim is so important - and our children all learnt at the Boys and Girls Institute."

Anonymous pledger
2015-07-21 21:01:23 +1200
Carla Psathas
2015-07-21 19:53:32 +1200

"We definitely need more pools in Wgtn for kids to learn to swim. Well done !!"

Max Meyers
2015-07-21 19:49:48 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2015-07-21 09:10:59 +1200

"New Zealanders knowing how to swim - what a novel idea, bring back our pools. Good luck team. "

Melissa Hitchcock
2015-07-14 21:41:42 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2015-07-08 15:21:37 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2015-07-08 14:41:18 +1200
Robert Loo
2015-07-01 17:12:36 +1200
Paul & Raewyn Williams
2015-07-01 13:23:26 +1200

"Great cause !! Our kids learnt to swim Boys & Girls Institute so great to have an intercity option again."

Anonymous pledger
2015-06-25 22:52:32 +1200
HAYLEY COX
2015-06-25 16:38:49 +1200
Mark Vivian
2015-06-21 22:47:01 +1200
Scarlett Tacon
2015-06-16 11:38:11 +1200

"Good luck with the fundraising - it is a great idea to cover/heat the pool to make it more usable."

jon muller
2015-06-11 10:32:07 +1200
Mary Garner
2015-06-10 18:03:40 +1200

"Awesome project, hope you reach your goal"

Jeannine
2015-06-10 14:24:21 +1200
Karen ward
2015-06-10 07:38:54 +1200

"Great project, much needed. Karen"

Margie McKee
2015-06-09 21:43:30 +1200

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Get Schools Back In The Pool And Reduce Drowning

Project 2015-05-26 11:14:29 +1200

 

This project will allow 4500 schoolchildren the opportunity to have swimming as part of their school day throughout the year.

It's costing a small fortune but with the help of local council and funding agencies we have raised enough to build a cover over the pool, put in a water heater and renovate the pool.

However we still need to raise $7500 to buy some serious filters to keep the water clean enough to cope with that many using the pool.

That's why we hope you might chip in and support us.

This pool will be around for many years to come and like the old Boys and Girls Institute pool it will allow thousands of Wellington children to learn to swim. We would like you to be part of that legacy. See rewards to have your name immortalised on a  plaque in the pool for a $50 donation.

We are a charitable trust who decided to do something about the lack of school pools in Wellington. Children are not getting regular swimming lessons at school like they used to and the drowning stats are getting worse.

This project will renovate a dilapidated and unused pool (destined to be demolished and built over) into an indoor heated facility with two separate pools (one for college students and one for primary pupils) available for use all year round.

The site is in Wellington city centre and allows for six schools to walk to the pool and have swimming back on their regular timetable.

A bonus spin off is that community sports groups can also use the pool after school hours and help support aquatic sports in the region.

The schools within the walking radius of the pool will be Wellington East Girls College, Wellington College, Clyde Quay, Mount Cook, St Mark's and Wellington High.

Visit our website at http://www.swimwell.co.nz for more information or email us at [email protected]

Big thank you on behalf of the hordes of children who will use this pool in the future.

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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Edmund Kynoch
2015-07-31 15:51:13 +1200
Kat Jenkins
2015-07-31 15:21:22 +1200
caroline hind
2015-07-29 13:17:41 +1200
anna pethig
2015-07-27 08:32:11 +1200

"Who knows - this pledge could save someone's life!"

Kevin Rumble
2015-07-26 20:29:51 +1200
Karen Rigby
2015-07-26 17:41:01 +1200
Anita murdoch
2015-07-25 19:27:58 +1200
Cilla Bennett
2015-07-23 21:12:56 +1200
Chris Corby
2015-07-23 21:01:13 +1200

"Great idea. Everyone should learn to swim. Please also make it possible for any adults who can't to have lessons too."

Libby List
2015-07-23 17:27:05 +1200
Anne Kelly
2015-07-23 16:56:59 +1200
Philippa Werry
2015-07-22 12:36:14 +1200

"Learning to swim is so important - and our children all learnt at the Boys and Girls Institute."

Anonymous pledger
2015-07-21 21:01:23 +1200
Carla Psathas
2015-07-21 19:53:32 +1200

"We definitely need more pools in Wgtn for kids to learn to swim. Well done !!"

Max Meyers
2015-07-21 19:49:48 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2015-07-21 09:10:59 +1200

"New Zealanders knowing how to swim - what a novel idea, bring back our pools. Good luck team. "

Melissa Hitchcock
2015-07-14 21:41:42 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2015-07-08 15:21:37 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2015-07-08 14:41:18 +1200
Robert Loo
2015-07-01 17:12:36 +1200
Paul & Raewyn Williams
2015-07-01 13:23:26 +1200

"Great cause !! Our kids learnt to swim Boys & Girls Institute so great to have an intercity option again."

Anonymous pledger
2015-06-25 22:52:32 +1200
HAYLEY COX
2015-06-25 16:38:49 +1200
Mark Vivian
2015-06-21 22:47:01 +1200
Scarlett Tacon
2015-06-16 11:38:11 +1200

"Good luck with the fundraising - it is a great idea to cover/heat the pool to make it more usable."

jon muller
2015-06-11 10:32:07 +1200
Mary Garner
2015-06-10 18:03:40 +1200

"Awesome project, hope you reach your goal"

Jeannine
2015-06-10 14:24:21 +1200
Karen ward
2015-06-10 07:38:54 +1200

"Great project, much needed. Karen"

Margie McKee
2015-06-09 21:43:30 +1200

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This campaign was successful and got its funding on 01/08/2015 at 2:00 PM.