Volunteer Fundraiser: Boulder Ironman Triathlon

I know it seems super early to think about fundraising, but this year we’re doing something a little different for our fundraiser. Rather than selling something or asking for donations, we’re going to donate a few hours of time to the Boulder Ironman on August 7th in return for some generous grant funding. An Ironman triathlon is arguably the most grueling endurance race an athlete can complete in. Over the course of several hours, the athlete will swim 2.4 miles, ride 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles, often in extreme weather conditions like wind and heat. The volunteers at races like this make a HUGE difference in the experience of the athletes, and make it a little easier to reach the finish line.

Both the Boys and Girls Teams will be volunteering for this event. This will be the Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 8.17.18 AMrequired fundraiser for both seasons, so all athletes must take part. If an athlete for some reason cannot make it, they will be asked to contribute in some other way during the season, either with a financial donation to the program or by donating their time in some other productive way.

We have several position and shift options available throughout the day. Unfortunately, some of these shifts end at midnight, but keep in mind that athletes will have just finished, and they will have been racing since 6:00AM. They will need all the support they can get.

Position Descriptions

Green Team:  Environmental crew will wander throughout the site picking up any bottles, trash etc. to keep our site clean! They will be given gloves and garbage backs for this job. Help keep Boulder cleaner than we found it!
Shift 1 12 pm – 5 pm
Location: Boulder High School grounds
5 Volunteers
Shift 2 5 pm – 10 pm
Location: Boulder High School grounds
5 Volunteers
Shift 3 9:30 pm – 12 midnight
Location: Boulder High School grounds
5 Volunteers
Shift 3 9:30pm-12 midnight
Location: Finish Line
6 Volunteers

Bike Check Out: These volunteers will assist athletes find their gear bags and bikes.  All athletes, once they have finished their race, will be coming to pick up their gear.  These volunteers will be helping tired athletes find their bikes and gear bags, and help where needed.
Shift 1 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Boulder High School
15 Volunteers
Shift 2 9:00pm – 12:15am
Location: Boulder High School
15 Volunteers

One requirement that Boulder Ironman asks is that for every 4-5 student athletes that sign up, one adult volunteer needs to sign up as well. Please keep this in mind Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 8.17.07 AMwhen choosing when you volunteer, and understand that some of you may get moved around to meet this required ratio. I will be acting as our Volunteer Captain, so I’ll be all over the place, but both of my assistant coaches will be volunteering as well.

When you go to register, please only sign up for the stations with  “Loveland High Swim Team” next to the station and shift title. If you’re a student athlete looking to get credit for volunteer hours, or if you’re extra motivated, you can sign up for more than one shift, as long as they don’t overlap.

Click Here to Volunteer

Fundraising Goals:

Girls Team: We’re fundraising to update our gear (New Parkas?!) or add new and useful equipment to our arsenal (stretch cords, tempo trainers, medicine balls) to improve the quality of our program.

Boys Team: We’re fundraising to keep our dive coach, as a third coaches salary is not included in the school’s Swimming & Diving budget.

Two Other Random Things:

1) In order to assess the current state of our equipment to see what needs to be updated, I need to do a complete catalog of our stuff. If you have a parka, even if you’re going to swim next year, please bring it to the LHS pool on Tuesday June 7th between 5:30-6:30pm.

2) There will be open weight training sessions Monday-Thursday at 1:00pm in the weight building at LHS starting on June 6th. This is a cooperative schedule with other LHS sports, so I may not be there (sometimes I will be!), but a coach should always be present. Swimming specific workouts will be posted, so you’ll always have something productive to do. These are optional, off-season workouts that will benefit your swimming in the coming seasons.

Images via Ironman.com


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