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Swim for MS News Archive

April 2014

  • Become a Swim Leader
    Spring is a great time to get involved with your local community. Invite your family, friends, & co-workers to pledge with you for Swim for MS! Be a leader in your community and organize a Swim for MS fundraiser at your local fitness center! Create a team, have your friends and family join, and coach them toward success! Be a leader and make a difference in the MS community today.
  • Lucky Swimmers!
    Thank you to everyone who signed up and supported Swim for MS during MS Awareness Month! Please help us congratulate Jamie Chadwick & Charlie Cooper!  We randomly selected these two participants who registered during the month of March to receive (2) 1-Day Park Hopper Passes to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida!
  • Swim for MS Online Aquatic Center Launch
    Our new Swim for MS online Aquatic Center has officially launched! The Aquatic Center also includes inspirational videos about individuals who Swim with MS.

SWIM FOR MS NEWS - APRIL 2014

March 2014

  • Swim for MS Online Aquatic Center Launch
    Our new online Swim for MS Aquatic Center will launch on Tuesday, March 18th and will include resources, tips, and inspirational stories!  Be sure to check out this new addition to our site soon at SwimForMS.org!
  • Wearable Hope Swim t-shirts for MS Awareness Month
    March is MS Awareness Month and MSAA has partnered with Wearable Hope to create an exclusive Swim for MS t-shirt!  The “Journey” Shirt (right) sells for $20.00 on their website and $10.00 of every shirt sold is donated to MSAA!
  • Walt Disney World and MS Awareness Month!
    Mark your calendars because Walt Disney World Company has donated four one–day Park Hopper passes in support of MS Awareness Month this month. Two lucky Swim for MS participants have a chance to receive two One-Day Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World! This opportunity is available to new registrants during the month of March.

SWIM FOR MS NEWS - MARCH 2014

February 2014

  • Important Fundraiser Update
    MSAA’s current Swim for MS website will be temporarily down on Friday, February 21st.  At this time, all participant pages will be inactive and will not accept donations.  Access to the Participant Center will be closed. We will re-open registration on Monday, March 3rd for the 2014-2015 Swim for MS campaign. If you have any questions about this Swim for MS update, please let us know by emailing swim@mymsaa.org.
  • March is MS Awareness Month!
    Mark your calendars because Walt Disney World Company has donated four one–day Park Hopper passes in support of MS Awareness Month next month. Two lucky Swim for MS participants have a chance to receive two One-Day Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World!  This opportunity is available to new registrants during the month of March

SWIM FOR MS NEWS - FEBUARY 2014

January 2014

  • New Year, New Goals
    Start the New Year off by either inviting a friend to participate in Swim for MS to help us meet our 2014 goal or pledging to support the MS community - find out how you can get involved this year.
  • Why I Swim
    Thank you to all swimmers who submitted their swim stories! The period for stories to be submitted is now closed. We'll be selecting our featured stories by February and showcasing them in new inspirational videos later this year!

SWIM FOR MS NEWS - JANUARY 2014

November 2013

  • Hold a Swim for MS Event
    Signed up for Swim for MS, but having trouble planning your Swim event? Check out these 5 tips on Swim for MS event planning:

SWIM FOR MS NEWS - NOVEMBER 2013

October 2013

  • Ten Tips for Swim for MS Fundraising success
    Check out these ten tips to get you started on supporting your Swim!
  • Benefits of Swimming
    Still unsure about swimming in general? Read about these swimming benefits.
  • Get Your Swim for MS Swimsuits
    Exclusive Swim for MS swimsuits are still available from HARDCORESWIM for purchase. Two different Swim for MS-style suits are available for men and women. Check out the Swim for MS page on their site and order your suit today!

SWIM FOR MS NEWS - OCTOBER 2013

September 2013

  • Social Media Fundraising Tips
    Check out some prepared requests for support you can post on your social media websites to get the word out on your Swim!

  • Get Your Swim for MS Swimsuits
    Exclusive Swim for MS swimsuits are still available from HARDCORESWIM for purchase. Two different Swim for MS-style suits are available for men and women. Check out the Swim for MS page on their site and order your suit today!

SWIM FOR MS NEWS - SEPTEMBER 2013

August 2013

  • Summer's Not Over Yet!
    Did someone say POOL PARTY?! Find out some themes for your Swim for MS pool party!

  • Get Your Swim for MS Swimsuits
    MSAA has partnered with HARDCORESWIM to provide exclusive Swim for MS swimsuits available for purchase. here are two different Swim for MS style suits are available for men and women! Check out the Swim for MS page on their site and order your suit today!

SWIM FOR MS NEWS - AUGUST 2013

July 2013

  • Receive Community Service Credit
    If you or someone you know needs to fulfill community service hours - Swim for MS!  Swim for MS is a "virtual volunteer opportunity" – this means that you contribute as much time as you can – when you can! 

  • Get Your Swim for MS Swimsuits
    MSAA has partnered with HARDCORESWIM to provide exclusive Swim for MS swimsuits available for purchase. here are two different Swim for MS style suits are available for men and women! Check out the Swim for MS page on their site and order your suit today!

SWIM FOR MS NEWS - JULY 2013

June 2013

  • New Swim for MS Partnership
    MSAA is pleased to announce our partnership with HARDCORESWIM to provide exclusive Swim for MS swimsuits available for purchase. Two different Swim for MS styles are available for men and women! Check out the Swim for MS page on their site and order your suit today!

  • New Contest for June 2013
    Anyone that raises at least $150 during the month of June and tags a picture of themselves swimming or in their Swim for MS t-shirt on Facebook or Twitter will be entered into a raffle to receive a HARDCORESWIM Swim for MS suit.

Swim for MS News - June 2013

May 2013

  • MSAA congratulates Missy Franklin on being named the 2012 James E. Sullivan Award winner as the nation's top amateur athlete!

  • MSAA's Special Swim for MS May Prize...is a Modify Watch!
    Anyone who registers for Swim for MS will be entered to win a Modify Watch! Modify Watches are interchangeable watches allowing an individual to mix-and-match faces and straps to create the "Mod" that best suits you! Browse the Modify Watches blog for more information on their nonprofit collection and how to purchase a "Together" watch.

  • CaféPress
    Swim for MS has a CaféPress site! Here, you can spread awareness by purchasing a Swim for MS hat, backpack, sticker, car magnet, and more! To view our Swim for MS shop, please go to CafePress.com/SwimForMS! Read more

Swim for MS News - May 2013

April 2013

  • MSAA congratulates Missy Franklin on being named the 2012 James E. Sullivan Award winner as the nation’s top amateur athlete!
     
  • National Volunteer Week and Global Youth Service Day
    Are you looking for a way to get involved with a great cause or receive volunteer hours? National Volunteer Week is April 21-27 and Global Youth Service Day is April 26-28! The theme this year is Celebrating People in Action. Read more

  • CaféPress
    Swim for MS has a CaféPress site! Here, you can spread awareness by purchasing a Swim for MS hat, backpack, sticker, car magnet, and more! To view our Swim for MS shop, please go to CafePress.com/SwimForMS! Read more

  • MSAA's Partnership with Fitter and Faster
    The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is pleased to announce its new partnership with Fitter and Faster Swim Tour to help promote Swim for MS. Fitter and Faster Swim Tour (FFT) organizes and plans professionally managed swim clinics across the United States to teach and inspire swimmers of all ages and skill levels. Read more

Swim for MS News - April 2013

March 2013

  • March will also mark the debut of the Swim for MS e-newsletter, which will include an announcement of monthly prize winners, fundraising and swimming tips as well as general information about Swim for MS and MSAA.

Swim for MS News - March 2013