Swim for a Touchdown 2012
Welcome to the Swim for a Touchdown Aquatic Challenge!
Swim for a Touchdown is an aquatic fitness challenge meant to motivate swimmers of all levels to swim and exercise regularly. Participants can water walk, aqua jog, or swim their way through the challenge – the main point is to get in the water and realize the benefits of working out at the pool! We will “swim” to our football opponent’s campus over nine weeks (September 24 to November 25). At the end of each week you will enter your hours online to be eligible for the weekly drawing of Stanford gear or home Football tickets. Participants who complete all nine weeks will receive a Stanford Aquatics swim cap and be eligible for our Grand Prize giveaway.
How to Participate:
Step 1: Pick up a worksheet that shows all nine weeks swim distances for each skill level at the Avery Aquatic Center during recreational swim hours starting Monday September 24.
Step 2: Track your daily yardage using the worksheet. Each week there are three levels of the challenge to choose from; Redshirt (Easy Pace), Starter (Medium Pace), Heisman (Fast Pace). Each level has a yardage goal for that week that corresponds to the distance from Stanford University to our football opponent’s campus. You may choose to swim any of the three levels in any given week. A week runs from the Monday to that Sunday. All entries need to be submitted on the online tracking site by 10pm on Sunday night.
How to Calculate Yardage:
Long Course Pool: 1 lap (round trip) = 110 yards
Short Course Pool: 1 lap (round trip) = 50 yards
Aqua Jogging and Water Walking:
10 Minutes = 200 yards
How to Keep Motivated:
Weekly Prizes*: Upon completing one of the three yardage goals each week, enter your distance on the online tracking site by 10pm on Sunday night to automatically be entered into a drawing for Stanford gear or home Football tickets.
Grand Prizes*: Upon completing the nine week challenge, enter your last week’s distance on the online tracking site before 10pm on Sunday November 25 to be eligible for a “Stanford Aquatics” swim cap and automatically be entered into the drawing to win 1 of 3 prize packages valued at over $50 each. Swim caps can be picked up at the Lifeguard Office at Avery during the week of November 26th – Dec 2nd.
*Winners of the prize drawings will be notified by e-mail.
Submit your weekly distance entries HERE
*Mileage is the approximate driving distance from Stanford University to the football opponent’s campus.
**Yardage has been rounded up and is based on the following formula; Red Shirt Pace is 50 yds swimming for every 15 miles of driving distance, Starter Pace is 50 yds for every 10 miles, and Heisman Pace is 50 yds for every 5 miles.