Monday, August 16, 2010

Swimovate: Our First Featured Sponsor!

I am thrilled to announce that Swim for Them has its first Featured Sponsor in Swimovate!

Swimovate is a young company based in the United Kingdom which produces the world's first fully automatic stroke and lap counter - the Pool-Mate.  As we're getting up to higher yardage counts in our training, keeping accurate count gets awfully tough (example: 7,500 yards = 300 lengths).  The Pool Mate helps swimmers keep track of where they are in their workouts without all the fuss.  It also tracks stroke counts - a boon for endurance swimmers trying to maximize efficiency.

Swimovate is generously supporting our efforts for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and UMDF via a donation of three Pool-Mates, to be used by the three current Swim for Them swimmers. 

There's one more wrinkle to the story - Greg Wellman will be wearing his new PINK Pool-Mate as his primary watch between now and the big swim (October 9, 2010).  If you see Greg around town sporting his new tech, he'd love to tell you all about Swim for Them and the Pool-Mate.

We're sending Swimovate a hearty East Tennessee THANK YOU!