The Great Relayis the biggest, longest pool-based relay competition in the United States. Teams of 8 or more swimmers see how quickly they can swim 5,000 yards or meters. The Great Relay supports the Trident Swim Foundation's Swimmer Scholar Program and encourages fun competition in swimming to raise awareness of the value of community-based athletic and academic programs to underserved communities in the inner city.
The Jonathan Skow Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the life of Jonathan Skow by providing an annual scholarship grant to be used toward a Trident Swimmer Scholar's college expenses. The Trident Swim Foundation accepts donations of any amount toward this fund. Your donation helps make college a reality for a Swimmer Scholar who might not have had an opportunity to pursue the dream of attaining a college education. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
We thank every donor and volunteer, and we especially thank those who made large donations, without which we could not have achieved our goal. For our full list of donors who gave generously, please see our Benefactors List.
Every dollar is essential to the Foundation, and every donation helps support our Swimmer Scholar Program. The Trident Swim Foundation recognizes our benefactors in several donation levels:
Founder's Circle ($5000+) — Large contributions are essential to keeping the Foundation's current programs running and to initiating additional programs and offerings. Founder's Circle donors are invited to special events, recognized throughout the year in reports and communications, and on our website, and given access to unique opportunities throughout the year.
Patron ($1000-$4999) — Patron level donors are invited to special events, recognized in the annual reports, communications, on the website, and at events, and given special consideration throughout the year.
Benefactor ($500-$999) — Benefactor level donors are invited to special events and recognized in the annual report and on the website.
Sponsor a Swimmer Scholar
The Trident Swim Foundation also offers the ability for donors to sponsor a year of services for a child. The cost of sponsoring a Swimmer Scholar for a year is $2,000, which helps provide tutoring, coaching, college counseling, SAT prep, swim meet equipment and food. The Trident Swim Foundation makes a real difference in the lives of its Swimmer Scholars, and Scholar sponsorship is of the utmost importance. The Trident Swim Foundation is financed by the generosity and support of our sponsors and donors.