Introducing Daisy Mozgala, Fundraising Champ at Wacky Relay Day

Daisy Mozgala with Gary Kayye and fundraising prize

Allow us to introduce to all our Swim for Smiles supporters 10-year-old Daisy Mozgala.

She was 6 years old when she first joined her local swim team and has enjoyed racing ever since  – not just on her swim team, but also with family and friends, including her good friend Mr. Z of Chapel Hill who, Daisy told us proudly, she once beat by five laps!

Every summer, the swim teams of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area participate in the Swim for Smiles FUNDays of Summer.

Top fundraising boy Henry Benjamin excited about fundraising prize

Youth swimmers donate their time at the Chapel Hill TCBY to raise money for the Swim for Smiles Foundation, which benefits the N.C. Children’s Hospital. This year we had over 600 kids participate and raised nearly $20,000!

Daisy took part in the Swim for Smiles FUNDays of Summer, which culminated in the much-anticipated Wacky Relay Day event. In addition to all the crazy relays and festivities, the highlight of Wacky Relay Day for Daisy was finally winning an iPad, the award given to the top fundraising boy and girl. Daisy not only was the top-fundraising girl, but the fact that she raised $1,600 made her the top fundraiser overall.

Well congratulations, Daisy! Your hard work paid off! Not only did you and all the other participants work together to help a lot of kids at the N.C. Children’s Hospital, but you beat your own athletic and fundraising goals.

We’re proud of you and we’ll see you next year!

The top fundraising boy and winner of an iPad is Henry Benjamin who, due to extenuating circumstances, was unable attend Wacky Relay Day. Henry, we’re proud of your achievements, too, and look forward to crossing paths at another Swim for Smiles event in the future!

For Wacky Relay Day pictures, “Like” the Swim for Smiles Foundation on Facebook and check out our photo album!

Official 2012 SFS Race Results Posted!

UPDATED 5/8/2012: In the Races & Events section, we now have COMPLETE race results

  • Short Course Overall
  • Long Course Overall
  • Relay Results
  • Short Course by Age Group
  • Long Course by Age Group

Here are the first set of results from yesterday’s race. These include both the Long and Short Course Overall results as well as a separate listing of the results for the Relay Teams.

We are proud of each and every participant and remember, with the sport of triathlon, just finishing is a victory!

We hope you had as much fun watching the race as we did and hope you’ll bookmark May 18-19, 2013 as that’s the tentative date for our 2013 race!

Click here to view results from past races.

Triathlon Start Times Are Posted!

We’re ready! We have just posted the Start Times for every participant registered in our 6th Annual Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon in Chapel Hill, NC on Sunday, May 6th.

We’ve posted them by Last Name as well as in order of the Race, which is:

 

  • Participants doing BOTH Short Course and Long Course races
  • 2 minute break
  • Short Course Racers
  • 20 minute break
  • Relay Participants (Teams)
  • 2 minute break
  • Long Course Racers
Based on our current timeline of the day, we will start the AWARDS ceremony at 10:45am!

 

The Finish Line Festival. F is for Fun!

 

By Casey Brown

 

Swim for Smiles is excited to host a variety of race-day festivities. Be sure to visit our Finish Line Festival after the race (or during, if you’re waiting on a sibling or a later race) for some family fun!  We’ll have everything from BMX shows to a rock climbing wall to free ice cream.  It will basically be a kid’s paradise!

Look out for the following festivities, food and entertainment at the Finish Line Festival:

  • Kid’s climbing area. Features a rock climbing wall, a super slide, an inflatable obstacle course, a bounce house and a mechanical bull
  • UNC Children’s Hospital. Find out where your donations are going! Learn more about the Children’s Hospital.  They’ll also have pediatricians available for a special “ask the pediatrician” time.
  • Kona Ice.  All-you-can-eat free Hawaiian shaved ice.  What more could you ask for?
  • PARCycles. Bike lights for kids who place in the race!
  • Juggle Boy.  You’ve probably seen him at the Streets of Southpoint, or at last year’s race.  He’ll be back to wow you with his juggling act where he balances and juggles pins, fire and more.
  • GroWild.  Taste some all-natural, handmade granola.  A perfect after-race treat!
  • New Balance & Fleet Feet.  Stop by and take a look at some of our prizes!
  • Face paint and balloon animals. Enough said.
  • King BMX.  Their bicycle performances feature high-flying aerial stunts, such as back flips and tail whips, and mind-boggling technical maneuvers executed on the ground and ramps. King BMX riders have competed at the X Games, Gravity Games and Dew Action Sports Tour, have been featured on Fox Sports and Monday Night Football.
  • Mr. Bisher DJ. Music’s in the air
  • TCBY. FREE ICE CREAM

We’re adding more festivities and surprises every day, so check back often for updates. On Twitter, on Facebook and of course right here at swimforsmiles.org

 

 

On-Site Registration for the SFS Youth Triathlon

Don't forget your USA-T membership card!

Online registration for the youth triathlon is now closed, but this year we’ll still have a few spaces available that you can register for on-site at Packet Pick-Up, which will take place both Saturday afternoon at Fleet Feet in Carrboro (from 3 – 7 p.m.) and also early Sunday morning before the race near the club house at the Chapel Hill Country Club. We will have a few spaces for both long and short courses. Only individuals will be able to register on-site (no relay teams).

The cost for registration is $100, which includes a t-shirt, magnet, water bottle and SFS sticker.

All racers must also be a member of USA-T, the organization which provides insurance for our race. If your racer is a current member of USA-T, you MUST bring your USA-T memberhsip card or proof of membership that has both the membership number and the expiration date visible. If your racer is not a current member, or forgets this membership card, you will have to renew the membership on-site, which is $15, and is good for one year. USA-T requires us to be sticklers about this, so please don’t forget! :)

You can pay for the registration and the USA-T membership with cash, check or via credit card (which will be processed through the SFS website). We will also need a registration form filled out, that includes a waiver. The waiver must be signed by a parent or guardian of the racer (unless he/she is 18 or over).

Packet Pick-Up will take place on Saturday, May 5th at Fleet Feet in Carrboro from 3 – 7 pm, or Sunday before the race starting at 6:15 am and closes at 7:30 am. It is highly recommended that you come to do on-site registration at the Saturday packet pick-up at Fleet Feet.

If you do come Sunday to do on-site registration, come as early as possible so we have time to process your paperwork and let you get set up before the race.

For more information about the race on Sunday–including course information, participant emails and more, click here.