Starts May 1st 2014 running continuously

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What is Suspended Swim?

The idea was taken from the ‘suspended coffee’ program which originated in Italy and has become a hit with coffee sellers and the public world-wide. A customer would order a coffee and also ask for a ‘suspended coffee’. This meant that the second coffee was paid for by the customer but suspended for someone less fortunate who could not afford one. Subsequently, the ‘suspended coffee’ would be offered to another member of the community as an act of anonymous generosity.

YMCA South Australia has adapted and rebranded this idea as the ‘suspended swim’ program.

The Suspended Swim program is based on this ‘pay it forward’ model and will allow all of our patrons the opportunity to purchase a suspended swim when they are paying for their regular pool entrance or swimming lesson. The Suspended Swim will then be donated to a community partner or charity for distribution to their own client base, offering some fantastic community outcomes;

1. Community members are helping someone less fortunate with their ‘pay it forward’ generosity.

2. Access is made available to a YMCA swimming facility that may otherwise not have been affordable.

3. YMCA South Australia and our partner/charity organisation achieve positive outcomes for the communities in which we work.

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Suspended Swims are kindly bought by a patron at one of our Swim Centres for someone less fortunate and for the sponsor to to give out to their most deserving clients or families so they can have the oppportunity to enjoy a FREE SWIM through an act of kindness.

MAY 2014
21  go to Mission Australia
10  go to Northern Carers Network

JUNE 2014
8  go to SALVO'S - The Salvation Army
15  go to Northern Carers Network

JULY 2014
10  go to Whyalla Y Day Options
6  go to Northern Carers Network

37 go to SALVO'S - The Salvation Army
6  go to Northern Carers Network

5 go to R.S.L.
9  go to Northern Carers Network
11 go to Lifeline

10 go to SALVO'S - The Salvation Army
4  go to Northern Carers Network

14  go to Northern Carers Network
15  go to Lifeline

13 go to Northern Carers Network
23 go to The Assembly of God Catholic Church

7 go to HYPA

17 go to HYPA

MARCH 2015 
15 go to Lifeline

APRIL 2015 
13 go to Anglicare

Does your Charity want to become a sponsor?

There is NO COST to you as a sponsor, you will gain brand awareness at our centre, you receive the FREE SWIM PASSES at the end of each month, your clients receives A FREE SWIM.You pay it forward by  giving a FREE SWIM PASS to your clients and they will see your own brand as a company who likes to give back to the community.

What could be simpler!

Contact our centres below to join in and help give back to your own community. We will be offering Suspended Swims at all our Swim Centres in the summer as well as the ones listed below all year. Summer pools include Mount Barker, Strathalbyn, Port Pirie and Crystal Brook.

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Contact one of our centres to find out how you can join in and help someone less fortunate enjoy a swimming lesson.

Aquadome Health Centre
1 Crockerton Road
Elizabeth SA 5112
08 8287 8800


The Parks Sports Centre
46 Cowan Street,
Angle Park  SA  5010
08 8406 2900


Whyalla Health and Leisure Centre
Racecourse Road,
Whyalla, SA 5600
08 8645 7170   

Also be available at all our Outdoor Swimming Pools during the summer season.

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