Gulliver Academy is set to host its 7th Annual Make-a-Splash Event on Saturday, September 24, where sponsored student swimmers, ages 5 and up will attempt to swim 72 continuous laps, a mile. Each participant must be able to swim at least a 25-yard lap (one lap) on his or her own.
Make-a-Splash’s purpose is to raise awareness of Gulliver Schools and its programs. Proceeds from the event will support the Gulliver Annual Fund, benefitting the school’s Performing and Visual Arts programs as well as the Gulliver Athletic Fund. A portion of the funds will be donated to The Woody Foundation, which raises funds for the recovery of people with spinal chord injuries. Last year’s event raised more than $40,000 through the support of 170 participants.
In addition to the 72-lap swim challenge, Make-a-Splash activities will include a pool float relay, a tie-dye station, a dunk tank and bubble soccer. The event will also feature a covered tent area where students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff can visit booths from local restaurants and business and enjoy delicious treats and giveaways.