The Story Of Our Crowdfunder Campaign

The global COVID-19 pandemic has a significant impact on the finances of the club and swimmers, parents/carers and the local community all came together in March 2021 and raised £25,450 to pay for the increased pool costs and to support the hardest-hit families but also our young members and older swimmers who have lost their jobs and trying to get themselves back on track and who rely on HAC for their physical and mental well-being.

  • £25.450 we raised, 35 days it took, 243 awesome supporters from as far away as Canada, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US

  • 5,3777.92km NP cycled, £1,019 NP raised 

  • 1,019km Masters ran, walked, cycled, £2,000 Masters raised, 14 days it took

  • 2 RP Quiz nights when we had fun, £130 RP raised


See here how we did and here what the press wrote.

For the Crowdfunder video a cross section of Hackney Aquatics swimmers were asked to record their responses to two questions: 1. Why do you swim? and 2. What do you miss most about swimming while the pools are closed?

Thank you to our supporters: 


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