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Stoughton Area
Community Foundation

Stoughton, WI 53589
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Stoughton Aqua Racers (STAR)

PO Box 283
Stoughton, WI 53589

Phone: 6088866567
Contact Name: Deanne Eccles-Rotar
Organization Profile
Grants Info
Stoughton Aqua Racers Swim Equipment - 2023 Amount Funded: $1,000.00
The funds requested for new equipment will be spent by the end of 2023 in order to get the maximum use by our swimmers. There are several positive end impacts to making competitive and recreational swimming available to all people in our community. Swimming is a lifelong sport and has many health benefits. Swimming helps relieve stress, improve flexibility, build strength, and improve cardiovascular endurance. Swimming also helps people maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, swimming teaches mental fortitude, accountability, and pushing the limits of what is possible. Team sports like swimming foster long term friendships and social connections, helping the mental health of our youth and adults alike.
STAR plans to utilize the requested grant money to purchase additional swim equipment for community use at the SASD pool. STAR tries to keep costs reasonable for our swim families by keeping community swim equipment on hand at the pool for swimmers that cannot afford to purchase their own. STAR-purchased equipment is shared with the greater community and is stored in the public storage area at the pool. Swimmers regularly use kickboards, fins, pull buoys, swim paddles, and tempo trainers. STAR will purchase additional equipment items to replace old equipment that is worn out. STARís request will allow us to continue to grow and provide an inclusive opportunity for local athletes, young and old, to engage in a healthy lifestyle. We estimate that this will positively impact STAR (50 swimmers), the high school menís and womenís swim teams (30 swimmers), the masters swim group that trains most mornings during the week (10-12 swimmers), children taking swim lessons, and the community at large that utilizes the pool for lap swim and open swim.